What do I do if I need breast implant removal?

By September 8, 2021News

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.

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