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September 2021

What do I do if I need breast implant removal?

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When you decide to have breast augmentation surgery you should also consider whether the breast implants might need to be removed in the future. The good news is that this it is possible to remove breast implants, and important to keep this option in mind.

There are two main reasons why women choose to have their breast implants removed, including:

  1. They no longer like them, and want smaller breasts
  2. They experience issues such as hardening, rupture, or breast sag.

Other reasons may include having an incidental breast cancer diagnosis, weight gain or lifestyle changes.

So, what do you need to do when you need breast implant removal?

The first step is to go and see your local doctor to retrieve a referral for breast implant removal. Your doctor should also perform a breast screen to check your general breast health as well as the integrity of the implant.

The second step is to prepare for an appointment with a plastic surgeon. It is important to have the original details of the breast implants inserted, this comes in the form of an implant ID card. On the ID card will be the details of the size, brand, and surface of the implant – this will assist in helping plan the next stage of surgery. Ensure that you also bring all scans to your appointment as well.

At Southern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, our surgeons will listen to your concerns and goals when determining if breast implant removal surgery is the best course of action. Breast implant removal surgery is performed under general anaesthesia, and usually takes between one to three hours. We will also provide a detailed comfort plan to ensure that your recovery is as pain free as possible. Options to maintain a nice breast shape after implant removal include breast lift, breast fat grafting, new implants or sometimes, nothing at all.

Dr Amira Sanki and Dr Ilias Kotronakis both have vast experience and finest training in breast implant removal and breast augmentation Sydney can offer. They are committed to giving their patients the safest and best treatment available.

Our friendly and experienced team are always at hand to help you, for more information about breast implant removal surgery, call Southern Aesthetics on 02 9186 8105.

How often can, and should, you have plastic surgery?

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Plastic surgery is a broad specialty that focuses on using the finest surgical techniques to restore and enhance the face and body. Undergoing plastic surgery is a transformational, personal decision that supports confidence in the way people see themselves and how the world sees them. However, it is important to understand how often you can undergo plastic surgery.

Is there a physical limit on having plastic surgery?

There is no physical limit on having plastic surgery, as long as you are healthy. Although, most people prefer to separate multiple episodes of plastic surgery by 12 weeks to allow for proper recovery, to get their energy back, build up their red blood cells and go back to work.

How many procedures can I undergo at once? 

The limitation on the amount of procedures that can be done at once comes down to the comfort and safety of our patients. It is vital that we keep the operations to less than six hours, due to the risks of blood clots, reduction in body temperature and pressure sores. Preferably, operations that are combined involve adjacent areas of the body, such as the abdomen and breasts, or arms and breasts.

How many operations would I undergo after weight loss?

A full body and facial plastic surgery makeover are most safely performed in a series of operations of three to seven hours duration each. No two people are the same after massive weight loss, therefore at Southern Aesthetics, your surgical plan will be tailored to you, and the results will reflect your starting position. Typically, plastic surgery after extreme weight loss would include 4 operations:

Operation 1: Tummy tuck and breast surgery

Operation 2: Arm lift

Operation 3: Thigh lift

Operation 4: Face Lift

Is plastic surgery addictive?

A good plastic surgeon guides their patients to help them make the right decisions by balancing the benefits to risk ratio of plastic surgery. Someone who would gain very little from plastic surgery would be cancelled by the risk that outweighs the benefits.

For more information on how Southern Aesthetic, a plastic surgeon The Shire locals trust, can support you in achieving the most out of your procedures, contact us on 02 9186 8105 and one of our friendly team members will be able to assist you.

Is There Still a Stigma Against Plastic Surgery?

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The days of hiding plastic surgery are long gone! The popularity of plastic surgery in mainstream media has taken the once private and tabooed discussions from behind closed doors straight to the palm of your hands on a smart phone through social media and other outlets.

The stigma against plastic surgery came from the sentiment that it is unnecessary and those that receive it are ‘vain’, and admitting to plastic surgery would only be secretly whispered amongst your closest friends. In addition, this stigma also has to do with the fact that there are unqualified surgeons that offer discount rates and quick recovery times, this devalues the process, procedure, and recovery.

The truth is plastic surgery is all about improving body positivity and has a wide spectrum from reconstructive to cosmetic surgeries. However, the distinction between the two branches of plastic surgery is blurred. For example, a young woman may be born with tuberous breast deformity, which results in an unusual tubular breast appearance, making it difficult to wear swimming costumes and clothing. This problem usually requires breast implants and breast surgery for both comfort and confidence. Is it cosmetic surgery if the process makes the patient feel normal and whole?

A significant part of plastic surgery is not just what one sees, but how a person feels. The way people feel about their looks is important, as it plays a major role in how we present ourselves and interact with others. Complexes and insecurities relating to appearance may hinder us in ways in which we sometimes neglect to recognise. So, while it may be taboo to consider plastic surgery in some communities, it is important to remember that it is not only healthy, but important to remind all men and women that is it okay to want to enhance something about yourself.

The philosophy of Southern Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is to treat patients with the highest respect and sensitivity in their lead up to and recovery from surgery. Plastic surgery should not be trivialised, as it still has its risks. It is always important to consult a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to ensure that the benefits outweigh the risks.

Plastic surgery is a broad specialty that focuses on using the finest surgical techniques to restore and enhance the face and body. For more information regarding plastic surgery, contact Southern Aesthetics, plastic surgeon The Shire locals can trust, on 02 9186 8105.