An increasing number of patients with breast implants are now undergoing treatment to remove their unwanted breast implants.
Reasons for Getting Implants Removed
- A rupture in the implant
- Breast implant illness – read more click here to view our blog
- Saggy breasts caused by the weight of the implant
- The original surgery not giving you the results you desired
- The implants have slipped into a lower position
- The implants have become displaced causing breast distortion
Breast Implant Replacement
Generally, patients request a breast implant removal when they are no longer happy with their breast augmentation. However, in the instance that you do not want to go back to having 100% natural breast contour, the procedure can be extended to have the original implant removed and then replaced with a new implant to either achieve greater breast enlargement or achieve a more natural look. To read more about breast implant replacements, click here.
Breast Explant Without Replacement
If you have had a change in lifestyle and no longer desire your implants, our team can bring your breasts back to their original size and shape. Another option could be to combine a breast implant removal with a breast lift (mastopexy). This is becoming an increasingly popular procedure amongst breast explant patients.
The En Bloc Technique
It is essential to preserve the shape of the original breast when performing breast implant removal surgery. The En Bloc technique is generally performed on ruptured implants or more complex cases.
En Bloc Breast Implant Removal is a technique used by Dr Mark Doyle in which the breast implant and its surrounding scar tissue (capsule) is removed in one piece to allow your body recuperation to health. By removing the breast capsule and implant together, it reduces the risk of any fluid leaking into your breast tissue, for example if there has been a capsular contraction.
If this isn’t possible, the implant will first be removed and followed by the capsule.
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Recovery Time After Breast Implant Removal
The recovery time after a breast explanation can vary but you can generally expect to return to your usual occupation within one to two weeks and return to your normal exercise routine within a month.
The En Bloc Technique at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery
The following videos demonstrate Dr. Doyle’s technique of full removal of breast implants with their surrounding capsules. This ensures that there is no silicone gel left behind in the body.
Dr. Mark Doyle Removing the Capsule from a Breast Implant
Dr. Mark Doyle Shows a Ruptured Breast Implant Inside a Capsule
Instead of simply slicing through capsule and removing the implants, Dr. Doyle removed the whole capsule surrounding the implant. This ensures no silicone gel from the ruptured implant was left behind in the body.
To find out more about breast implant removal or to book your consultation with Dr Doyle, contact the team at The Gold Coast Plastic Surgery today!