Or Goodbye Implants (also known as Explant Surgery)
The big decision was made to have Breast Augmentation/Implants. However, since breast implants consist of insertion of prosthesis into the mammary gland, they are not made to last a lifetime.
No matter what type of implants you have, saline or silicone, there is still a risk for leakage, or even rupture. However, with improvements in surgical techniques and implants, the rate of problems caused by capsules has declined.
Why get breast implants removed?
There are several reasons you may want your breast implants removed. The age of the implants, there may be an issue with the implant, you may want larger or smaller breast or you simply have chosen that you no longer want to have breast implants. There is no wrong reason. It is a personal decision.
Women may also be responding to a new cultural norm. Being super fit is now considered the epitome of beauty, just as being waifish or having a pear shape once was.
Many women are concerned that their natural breasts will look unattractive and deflated if they don’t replace their implants, yet at the same time, they don’t really want implants anymore. Again, this is a personal choice and something that Dr Doyle will discuss with you in a consultation.
Breast implant replacement procedure
This procedure will take approximately 1 hour under general anaesthetic and postoperative pain is minimal. As is the case with breast augmentation surgery patients may return to work within 2 to 3 weeks. Strenuous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for 6 weeks.