While Breast Enlargement is a popular surgery, there are a number of reasons why you may want to have your breast implants removed afterwards. This can include wanting to go for a larger or small size. It can also be because you are experiencing pain in your neck and shoulders, as well as down the arms. This can occur because the breast implants are too heavy and not suitable for your body shape and size. In addition, ruptures and complications with implants may mean they must be removed prematurely.
The first step towards breast implant removal and replacement is a consultation with Dr 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 an appropriate treatment plan for the removal of the implants that you may no longer feel are representative of your original surgery desires. In addition, arrangements can be made for replacements.
If you are experiencing problems with your implants and need to have them replaced or removed, it’s important that you visit a surgeon with the experience and qualifications to ensure a positive result.
Having breast implants removed is a surgical procedure, which means a general anaesthetic will be administered for maximum patient comfort. Surgery normally lasts around one to two hours, while Dr Scamp makes an incision to remove the implants.
Incisions can be made under the crease of the breast, which is called the inframammary fold or around the areoloa or nipple. This will be decided by Dr Scamp and may be at the same incision sites where the breast augmentation was originally performed and the implants were inserted. This will allow for careful removal of the implants.
Due to having implants removed, the breasts will appear smaller. Some patients will opt to have implants replaced to improve the appearance of loose and sagging skin.
The effects of removing implants will depend on the quality of skin tissue and natural elasticity. In addition, those patients that are looking to enlarge or downsize their implants will choose to have this done at the same time.
After surgery and for several days, some swelling, bruising and tenderness is common around the breasts. This will gradually fade with some rest and downtime. The breasts may also appear deflated, but volume will slowly develop within a few weeks.
In some cases, drainage tubes may be needed to aid with your recovery. Most patients are able to return to work within 10 to 14 days after surgery, with strenuous activities introduced again after around three weeks.
The incision sites will leave scars, but this can be hidden by the natural creases of the breast. Their appearance will also fade over time.
Dr Scamp will explain the surgical procedure, risks, recovery time and answer all of your questions at your initial consultation at his Gold Coast clinic.