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Breast Implant Removal


Breast Implant Removal, often termed as explant surgery, is a surgical intervention aimed at taking out previously placed breast implants. This procedure is generally considered by individuals who encounter complications like implant leakage capsular contracture or those who wish to return to their natural breast size for various reasons.

The necessity for Breast Implant Removal can stem from a multitude of factors. These can range from medical issues like implant deflation or rupture to personal choices such as lifestyle alterations or aesthetic dissatisfaction. The primary goal of this operation is to extract the existing implants safely and, if needed, perform additional procedures like mastopexy to enhance the natural breast’s appearance.


An in-depth initial consultation is the first step in a successful Breast Implant Removal. This session allows the surgeon to conduct a meticulous evaluation, which encompasses reviewing the patient’s medical records, particularly focusing on any issues or concerns that have arisen since the initial implantation. A detailed physical assessment is also conducted, paying close attention to the state of the existing implants and the surrounding breast tissue. The choice of anaesthesia is a vital aspect of the surgical plan and is determined by considering various factors such as the patient’s overall health, existing medical conditions, and comfort level with anaesthesia. General anaesthesia is commonly used, although local anaesthesia with sedation may also be an option.
The surgical techniques employed for Breast Implant Removal are tailored to the individual’s specific needs. Incisions are usually made in discreet locations to minimise visible scarring. The implants are then cautiously extracted, and any necessary supplementary procedures are performed. Once the surgery is complete, the incisions are closed using specialised suturing methods, and post-operative care measures, such as the application of antibacterial ointments and sterile dressings, are initiated.


PLEASE NOTE: While some results may be visible sooner, final results often take a few months for swelling to fully subside.
Actual return to activity times will be discussed and agreed with your Surgeon.


You may choose to undergo a Breast Implant Removal procedure for a number of reasons:

The removal of breast implants can offer a range of aesthetic benefits, including the resolution of complications like implant shifting or capsular contracture. The procedure can also restore a more natural look and feel to the breasts.
The surgery can enhance comfort and reduce any functional limitations that the original implants, such as back or shoulder pain, may have caused.
The procedure often leads to improved mental health, as many patients report feeling more confident and comfortable in their bodies post-surgery.


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Breast Implant Removal


While surgical procedures offer the potential for significant improvements in health and well-being, it is crucial to understand that they are not without risks. All surgical interventions carry inherent risks, which may include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, scarring, and the possibility of unsatisfactory results. The specific risks associated with your procedure will be discussed in detail during your pre-operative consultations with our medical team. Our dedicated staff will work closely with you to minimise these risks, ensuring the safest and most successful outcome possible. It’s essential to follow all pre and post-operative instructions meticulously to reduce the likelihood of complications.


Post Op

Post-operative care post Breast Implant Removal is paramount, ensuring the best results while minimising potential complications

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Removing problematic implants can alleviate physical symptoms like pain, discomfort, or infection. It may also reduce psychological stress and lower the risk of health issues associated with breast implants, such as certain autoimmune conditions.
Yes, removing breast implants can make it easier to perform mammograms and may lead to more accurate and easier-to-interpret results, thereby aiding in better breast health monitoring.
After implant removal, you have several options to maintain or enhance the appearance of your breasts. These include a simple removal with no additional procedure, a breast lift to address sagging, implant replacement, or fat grafting to maintain volume.
The time it takes for your breasts to settle into their new shape can vary but generally ranges from several weeks to a few months. This depends on factors like your skin’s elasticity, whether a lift was performed, and your overall health.
The implant and the entire surrounding capsule are removed as a single unit in an en bloc removal. This is often recommended in cases of implant rupture or infection. Total capsulectomy involves removing the implant and the capsule but not necessarily as a single unit.