SAFELY REPLACE OR REMOVE YOUR BREAST IMPLANTS
Plastic Surgery Dubai | 1 September 2023
Breast implants can be medically removed if you already have them and decide you no longer want them, whether it’s for aesthetic or medical reasons.
It’s possible that you desire to get your breast implants updated or that you have been told to do so because they typically last up to 15 years. Some people make the decision to have bigger or smaller breasts. Rarely, some women experience issues from their initial implants, necessitating their replacement.
Through incisions beneath the breasts or around the nipple, the implants – which lie either directly under the breast tissue or behind the muscle – will be taken out. Following the implant removal and/or replacement, further treatment, such as a breast elevation, may be necessary depending on the specific type of surgery you underwent. This is due to the fact that as you age, your breasts might lose their shape, and the uplift operation is frequently done in conjunction with breast enlargement.
BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL
A surgical technique called breast implant removal is used to remove breast implants. Old breast implants are replaced during breast reconstruction surgery. Implants may be changed to ones that are similar to the originals or ones that are different in size, form, or composition. Both procedures can be done for therapeutic or aesthetic purposes.
After 10 to 15 years, breast implants often need to be removed or replaced. They might be beginning to “bottom out” (lateral displacement), feeling hard to the touch and malformed (capsular contracture), or they could have shifted or rotated, giving your breasts an uneven look or a space between them.
Many women’s bodies naturally change during the lifespan of a breast implant due to pregnancy, lactation, weight reduction, and ageing, and their preferences for their breasts may also vary. In order to satisfy women’s changing requirements and goals related to their bodies and lifestyles, breast implant removal or replacement surgeries are frequently performed in conjunction with other treatments.
A breast elevation is frequently performed in conjunction with the removal or replacement of breast implants. To enlarge your breasts, breast re-augmentation is a common procedure. When it comes to removing your breast implants, you may take advantage of the chance to reassess your breasts and the need for breast surgery so that you are once again satisfied with them.
BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL OR REPLACEMENT BENEFITS
The many benefits of a breast implant removal or replacement include:
– Old implants are replaced or removed
– Better breast shape, size, and position
– Capsular contracture capsule is removed relieving pain
– Better fitting implants
Depending on your desired appearance and the state of your present breast implants, there are several possible treatment choices. Dr. Vigo will go through these options with you at your initial appointment along with their various outcomes to assist you choose the best course of action. If you have brand-new implants, you and your partner will discuss the aesthetic you want to attain and the outcomes that could be possible while looking at various breast implant shapes and sizes.
Breast implant removal or replacement surgery is similar to breast enlargement surgery. To minimise scarring, Dr. Vigo uses your existing scars to remove your old implants and any internal scar tissue. They repair the implant pocket. If you choose new implants, they insert them into the pocket using the Keller Funnell technique that allows minimal contact with the implant.
If you have capsular contracture, Dr. Vigo will perform a capsulectomy to remove the implant and its casing, restoring your breast to a more natural appearance. You may also choose to have a new implant inserted.
Before your operation, Dr. Vigo will provide you advice on your post-operative recovery. If you want to heal as quickly as possible, you should abide by following advice. Most patients discover that their recovery following breast implant replacement surgery is more pleasant than their initial procedure. This occurs as a result of the strained tissue and skin in the region.
Your recuperation will be similar to your original breast augmentation surgery if you select bigger implants or combine your treatment with a breast uplift. Within a few days, you ought should be ready to resume a lite version of your regular daily schedule. Following your operation, we strongly advise taking two weeks off of work and refraining from any heavy exercise for five to six weeks.
TYPES OF BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL/REPLACEMENT
Your breasts will seem less full after implant removal surgery. To overcome this, many women opt to have a two-stage treatment. The following alternatives are provided by Dr. Vigo to help you get the outcome you want.
BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL
Your breast implants are removed and not replaced. No further surgery is performed.
BREAST IMPLANT REPLACEMENT (BREAST RE-AUGMENTATION)
You get new implants put in to replace your old ones. Your replacement implants may be the same size, bigger, or smaller depending on your breast tissue and preferences. Only the individuals you tell about your procedure will ever know that you had an implant removed and new implants placed.
BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL AND UPLIFT (MASTOPEXY)
Dr. Vigo could advise a breast implant removal and elevation if your breast tissue has stretched as a result of pregnancy, weight loss, a big breast implant, or natural ageing. Your breast tissue is raised to provide a smaller, more pert, and more natural appearance after your breast implants are removed rather than replaced.
BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL AND ENLARGEMENT WITH UPLIFT (BREAST RE-AUGMENTED MASTOPEXY)
If your breast tissue is strained and you wish to elevate and expand your breasts with a larger implant, this combined surgery is right for you. You might take pleasure in larger boobs that are elevated to their ideal place.
When the protective scar tissue capsule surrounding your breast implant is exceptionally thick and firm, it is said to have contracted. It may result in persistent discomfort and alter the way your breast looks. The capsule lining around your implant is removed during a capsulectomy operation. The original implant can then be taken out or changed out for a new one.
BREAST SAG AFTER IMPLANT REMOVAL
Your skin extends to fit the size of your breasts when you receive breast implants. Your breasts may sag, droop, or seem deformed after implant removal. Many women decide to combine breast lift surgery (mastopexy) with implant removal. Dr. Vigo reshapes your breast tissue and eliminates extra skin during a breast lift. He can also move the areola and nipple if necessary. Breasts that are firmer and higher as a result.