Breast implant removal Sydney
Breast implant removal from a specialist plastic surgeon
In recent times, there has been a big increase in the number of women undergoing surgery to remove their breast implants. This can be for a number of reasons, whether it be due to lifestyle, illness or an emotional change. Many women are simply just changing their mind about their implants and would rather them be removed. Dr Pouria Moradi is finding an increasing number of women in Australia requesting to have their implants removed and wants to ensure that women are given this opportunity by Dr Moradi in Sydney.
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|Women in Sydney are simply just changing their mind about their implants and would rather them be removed. Desired results for this surgery are different for everyone due to the many different reasons they may have for undergoing the surgery. They generally want to either go back to their natural breasts, or replace an implant.
Removing breast implants
Bad breast augmentation is not the only reason breast implants are removed. Health concerns such as breast cancer can require the removal of breast implants. Not because the implants have caused the cancer, but treatment can be more effective after the implants have been removed.
Implant-associated complications include:
- Severe capsular contracture
- Implant malposition
- Discomfort associated with implants hardening
- Poor aesthetic outcome
- Double bubble deformity
- Symmastia - Kissing implants
- Animation deformity
- Size changes
- Breast implant illness
- ALCL - Anaplastic large cell lymphoma
A change of lifestyle or cosmetic goals is another reason women choose breast implant removal surgery.
Reasons for breast implant removal surgery
Side effects such as asymmetry, implant deflation and breast pain are some of the reasons women undergo a breast explant. Other reasons include the need to remove breast implants for screening as breast implants can affect mammogram readings.
Implant rupture and calcified silicone leaks can obscure breast cancer on a mammogram. In these cases, not only will the implant need to be removed, the calcified silicone will also need to be excised.
Then there are those who are simply dissatisfied with the results they got the first time around. As a specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Moradi has helped many women through breast implant removal, also known as breast explant surgery.
What will the recovery be like after implant removal?
Whilst recovery from breast implant removal surgery varies with each patient, most would agree that recovery from this surgery is usually smoother than the initial breast augmentation. This procedure isn't recommended if you want to retain the size and appearance of your breasts with implants in place.
Most of Dr Moradi's patients are able to return to work five days after a breast explant and report minimal discomfort after the surgery.
What to expect with breast implant removal
With implants removed, your breast will inevitably be smaller. Sometimes there is an issue with sagging tissue and so it is important to discuss whether or not you might need a breast lift at the same time as implant removal.
Some patients who are concerned about their large implants opt for smaller ones. Usually, they will need a lift as well. If you're thinking about removing your implants, book a consultation to have a chat to Dr Moradi today!
Dr Moradi - Specialist Plastic Surgeon
"I am a consultant plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon working as a visiting medical officer at Prince of Wales, Royal Women's and Sydney Children's Hospitals, and an associate lecturer at UNSW Medical School.
Having studied medicine at UNSW as a Sam Cracknell Sport and Academic Scholar, I was then awarded Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2005 and Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic surgery."
Breast implant removal, whether for medical reasons or personal choice, carries certain risks and potential complications. Some of these include:
- Changes in breast appearance: After implant removal, the breasts may appear deflated or saggy, especially if the implants were in place for a long time or if the skin has stretched.
- Capsular contracture: The scar tissue around the implant may tighten even after removal, leading to discomfort or changes in breast shape.
- Infection: There's a risk of infection at the incision site, though it's relatively uncommon.
- Bleeding or hematoma: Collection of blood near the surgical site is a potential risk after implant removal.
- Nerve damage: Damage to nerves during surgery can lead to altered sensation or numbness in the breasts or surrounding areas.
- Pain and discomfort: Some individuals may experience persistent pain or discomfort after implant removal.
- Scar tissue issues: Scarring around the incision sites could be more visible or extensive in some cases.
- Changes in sensation: Altered or loss of sensation in the breasts or nipples can occur, especially if nerves were affected during surgery.
- Breast asymmetry: Achieving perfect symmetry may be challenging after implant removal, and there's a possibility of uneven breasts or contour irregularities.
- Anaesthesia risks: As with any surgical procedure, there's a small risk of adverse reactions to anaesthesia.
Discussing these risks thoroughly with Dr Moradi before the procedure is essential. They can provide personalised information based on your specific situation and help manage expectations regarding potential outcomes and complications. Post-operative care and adherence to the surgeon's instructions can significantly minimise these risks and aid in a smoother recovery process.