Some may feel unsatisfied with the appearance of their breasts after a previous procedure, while others wish to change the size of their implants – opting for something smaller or larger instead.
In some cases, women may want to remove their implants entirely, this is usually due to personal concerns or medical related issues.
Whatever the reason, at Cosmetic Avenue we offer the breast explant procedure so you can remove, replace or upgrade your breast implants to suit your lifestyle.
Assuming you are looking to replace your breast implants and not just remove them, there are a variety of different options available.
Before undergoing the procedure, your surgeon will discuss what you would like to achieve with your new implants before choosing which implant shape and size is right for you.
The breast explant procedure takes between one to two hours and is usually carried out under anesthetic. Using the existing scars from previous procedures, your surgeon will make an incision to remove the old implant. If you have decided to increase the size of your implants, a capsulectomy may be needed; this involves the removal of scar tissue that builds up around the breast tissue to create extra room for the larger implants.
Breast explant procedures are highly personalised. Therefore results will vary depending on the patient’s body and the implant used. To ensure results meet your expectations, it is important to discuss what you would like to achieve with your surgeon before the procedure.
Fortunately, your recovery will be easier than your first augmentation as the skin has already been stretched.
Most patients find they can begin light activity after a few days. However, strenuous exercise should be avoided for four to five weeks. It is also recommended that you take one to two weeks off before returning to work.
Pricing will vary from patient to patient as there are a number of factors to consider when undergoing a breast explant. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will provide you with a quote for the final cost of the procedure. You may also be able to bill part of the procedure through Medicare, and some health insurers may cover facility costs for the procedure.