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Breast Implant Removal Gold Coast

Choose Dr Terrence Scamp for your breast implant removal at our Marina Mirage practice on the Gold Coast.

AWARDED PLASTIC SURGEON Breast implant removal

Breast implant removal, also known as breast explant surgery, is a procedure that removes breast implants for either health or aesthetic reasons. Sometimes, it may also involve replacing the implants, depending on the patient’s preferences.

While breast enlargement is a popular surgery, there are a number of reasons why a person may want to have their breast implants removed or replaced. For example, there may be an issue with the implants after a previous surgery, such as displacement or an implant leak. A common reason for the surgery is the hardening of scar tissue around the implant, known as capsular contracture. However, others may seek surgery due to a change in aesthetic goals, such as a desire for a different shape or size.

Whatever your reason for seeking breast explant surgery, Dr Terrence Scamp will aim to cater to your needs. Book your consultation to find out whether the surgery may help you address issues after your previous breast implant surgery.

Breast explant surgeryconsultation process

Although breast implants are usually long-lasting, they do not last forever and will need to be replaced or removed eventually. To find out whether you may benefit from implant removal surgery, you will need to discuss your reasons with a qualified surgeon.

The first step is a consultation with Dr Terrence Scamp. With years of experience in cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr Scamp will consult with you regarding your implants and any concerns you may have. He will then offer a treatment plan for breast implant removal. In addition, we can make arrangements for replacement implants.

If you are noticing problems with your implants and need to have them replaced or removed, it is important that you visit a surgeon like Dr Terrence Scamp, with the knowledge and qualifications to provide tailored care.

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Breast implant removal cost on the Gold Coast

The cost of breast explant surgery may vary according to the patient’s specific surgical plan. For this reason, we will need to discuss your surgical plan before providing you with details on costs. We will gather the required information during your consultation in order to create a plan that suits your health and goals.

Many factors can affect the cost of breast explant surgery, such as the duration of the procedure and the techniques used. We will also need to take into account the hospital, anaesthesia, and aftercare costs. As well as this, patients who wish to replace their implants will need to factor in the cost of their new implants. We will discuss these factors with you to ensure you understand what is involved and your potential out-of-pocket costs.

Also, some patients seek the procedure for purely cosmetic reasons. At the same time, others are needed for health reasons. In the case that a procedure is medically required, a patient may be able to receive a rebate from Medicare or their private health insurer. This is subject to certain criteria. If you wish to discuss the cost of a breast explant surgery in more detail, book your consult with Gold Coast breast surgeon Dr Terrence Scamp.

Awarded Australian Plastic Surgeon The procedure

Breast implant removal is a surgical procedure that we perform using a general anaesthetic for maximum patient comfort. Surgery normally lasts around one to two hours. You will discuss the details of the procedure with Dr Terrence Scamp before surgery. This includes where your incisions are placed to remove the implant.

Dr Scamp may place the incisions at the same locations as the scars from the previous surgery. This will allow for careful removal of the implants.

The breasts will appear smaller after Dr Scamp removes the implants. Some patients will opt to have implants replaced to improve the appearance of loose and sagging skin. The effects of implant removal will depend on skin tissue quality and natural elasticity. In addition, patients looking to enlarge or downsize their implants will choose to have this done at the same time.

Qualified Plastic SurgeonThe recovery process

After surgery and for several days, some swelling, bruising and tenderness is common around the breasts. This will fade with some rest and downtime. The breasts may also appear deflated, but volume will slowly develop within a few weeks.

Sometimes, patients may need drainage tubes to aid their recovery. Most patients are able to return to work within a week after surgery and introduce more strenuous activities again after around three weeks. It is important to follow all instructions given by Dr Scamp. This may include wearing a support garment, eating a healthy diet, and taking medication. You should take plenty of time to rest and avoid putting pressure on your incision sites while they heal.

The incision sites will leave scars, but they are usually hidden by the natural creases of the breasts. The appearance of the scars will also fade over time.

Breast explant surgery risks and complications

Patients should be aware that the results of a breast explant surgery can vary, and there will be risks involved. Before proceeding, it is important to be aware of the potential risks of surgery. This will allow you to be informed when making a decision about what is right for you and your body.

The risks of breast implant removal surgery include:

  • Anaesthesia reactions
  • Bruising and bleeding
  • Infection
  • Numbness
  • Ongoing pain and swelling
  • Implant complications (in the case of implant replacement)
  • Poor scarring
  • Unwanted results
  • Further surgery to correct issues

You can decrease your risks by adhering to the aftercare guidelines given by Dr Scamp. You should also avoid smoking and consuming alcohol, as these can put you at a higher risk of healing problems. If you notice any adverse symptoms after your surgery, contact the clinic right away for further advice.

Book your personal consultation with Dr Scamp

If you are concerned about aesthetic or health issues due to a past breast implant procedure, you may consider a breast explant surgery. Before proceeding, you should speak to an experienced breast surgeon like Dr Terrence Scamp. He will assess your health and the condition of your implants to develop an appropriate plan. He will also aim to answer all of your questions about the procedure and give you advice and information to help you prepare. Book your consultation at our Gold Coast clinic to get personal guidance from Dr Scamp.

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