Breast Implant Replacement
Getting a ‘boob job’ or is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries that ladies across all ages undergo to improve their youthful physical attraction and boost self-esteem. However, you must ensure that the breast implant UK procedure is conducted by seasoned professionals such as those at our facility. That’s because the results are usually natural-looking and difficult to tell apart from firm, youthful breasts.
If you’ve had breast augmentation surgery, then you must be aware that at some point, you will need to replace your implants since they are not designed to last forever. How long the implants last will vary from patient to patient because the reasons for replacement aren’t the same across the board.
Whatever the case, the choice of cosmetic surgery clinic will determine whether you get the desired results or not. Your safest bet for the best-looking results and the most comfortable experience is here at our cosmetic surgery clinic. Thanks to our team of cosmetic surgery experts with years of experience, we are the best breast augmentation UK facility to advise and conduct the appropriate procedure or combination of procedures for all patients.
Reasons For Breast Implant Replacement
Breast augmentation UK patients may require a breast implant replacement procedure for a range of reasons, including:
- Changing the initial size with smaller or bigger breast implants, or go with a different shape or type (for example, saline or silicone)
- Implants have stayed in for too long
- Scar tissue has hardened around the implant (capsular contracture)
- The patient has gained or lost weight over time and needs to adjust the position of the implant
- A patient has developed complications from the first surgery like Breast Implant Illness (BII) or damage of the implant, causing health risks for the patient
Preparation for Breast Implant Replacement
We recommend booking a consultation with our plastic surgery team to determine eligibility for any cosmetic procedure at our clinic. In the case of breast implant replacement, we’ll evaluate your condition to find out what you need, after which expectations for the suggested procedure will be laid out to you.
Some of the subjects of discussion before breast implant replacement include recovery, postoperative care, and downtime. As standard procedure, your medical records will also be meticulously analysed to avert any potential risks that may arise during or after the surgery. We’ll also advise you to stay away from certain medications or habits such as smoking and drinking before the surgery.
How we Perform Breast Implant Replacement
When you come to our clinic, our plastic surgeon will work with a team of other doctors and nurses to perform the breast implant replacement. First, our anaesthesiologist will administer general anaesthesia, after which an incision will be made to remove the old implant. This may be done in the crease under the breast (inframammary), around the areola (peri-areola), or the surgeon may perform a vertical incision. The old implant is then removed along with scar tissue from the previous procedure(s). A subglandular or subpectoral pocket is then created based on the agreement, and the new implants are carefully installed. Sutures and skin adhesives are then used to close the incisions.
Recovery From Breast Implant Replacement
Most patients will need to be admitted overnight before being discharged, although some may prefer to come in early and leave on the same day. You may need to wear a support bra for a couple of weeks after the surgery, and strenuous activities should be avoided. Soreness around the area may be experienced for up to six weeks, although this should generally subside within two weeks. Any discomfort and other symptoms experienced should be reported to our cosmetic surgery professionals as soon as they come up.