Implant Removal

Breast Implant Removal

Breast augmentation surgery patients always have the option to remove the implants surgically should they change their minds or in case they experience complications after undergoing the procedure. Our breast augmentation surgery UK clinic is among the most trusted facilities where you can book an appointment to have a safe breast implant removal procedure.

The breast implant removal procedure is performed on patients who wish to remove their implants with or without replacement. However, because removal may result in a deflated-looking breast, if you don’t plan to replace the implants, breast implant removal may be performed alongside other breast augmentation London surgeries such as a breast lift.

Why Undergo Breast Implant Removal?

A breast augmentation UK patient or surgeons who performed the procedure may propose removing the implants due to a range of circumstances. The main reasons for this include:

  • Capsular contracture, i.e., scar tissue hardening around the implants causing discomfort and increasing the chances of rupturing or leakage of the implants
  • Rupturing and leaking of the implant(s)
  • An adverse bodily autoimmune reaction to the implants
  • Shifting of the implant(s) due to weight loss, weight gain, age, or pregnancy, among other causes
  • Change of mindset about the patient’s priorities regarding physical appearance or due to advanced age
  • A desire to replace old implants with newer ones

Preparation for Breast Implant Removal

When you book for a consultation with our in-house surgeon, you will be assessed to ensure that the procedure is successful and risks are kept at a minimum. Our lead consultant will examine the patient and propose what is required in the weeks and days leading up to the surgery.

Some of the preparations may include checking to see if there is hardened scar tissue or a damaged implant to determine how to best approach the removal process. In addition, the patient may be put on a prescription or asked to avoid some habits (like smoking) or specific medication. The great news is that if you are removing the implant without the intention of replacing it, the hospital stay will be shortened, and you can leave the same day.

How we Perform the Breast Implant Removal Procedure

Breast implant removal starts with the administration of anaesthesia, and an incision is made below your breast or around the nipple. The implant is then removed together with scar tissue that may have formed after the previous surgery. If you come for a breast implant replacement surgery, this is when the new implants will be placed. The incision site is then sealed.

Recovery From a Breast Implant Removal Surgery

Recovery is a fairly quick process, provided the procedure is conducted by experienced professionals. For the best results, the surgical team at our clinic will work hand-in-hand with the patient to keep them on the right medications and give the best post-operative care for the incision wound.

For instance, as a patient, you may need to wear a support bra or compression garments for at least two consecutive weeks after surgery. We keep in touch with our patients to monitor their recovery process and advise them to avoid some physically involving tasks in the first few weeks or even months. Any complications or undesired results that you may experience will be rectified as soon as you report them to our physician.

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