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.
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 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 in 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.
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.”
Learn more about Dr Moradi here.