Breast Explant

There are a number of reasons women choose to replace their implants.
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.

The Procedure

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.

Results

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.

Recovery

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

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.

FAQs

How long is the procedure?
Breast explant procedures can take between one and two hours.
How safe is the procedure?
Like all procedures, there are some risks involved, including bleeding, tenderness, and infection, but these are incredibly rare, and at Cosmetic Avenue we are committed to providing you with the highest quality service to ensure your safety and wellbeing.
How will I recover?
While the procedure itself is painless due to the use of anesthetic, it also results in a relatively pain-free recovery. In fact, most women find they recover quicker, with fewer complications than their initial breast augmentation. The incision itself should heal within one-to-two weeks, and many patients can return to work after this period too. However your recovery will depend on you taking good care of your wound, so if you have any concerns please ask your doctor.