Did you know that breast implant removal and revision procedures have witnessed a significant surge in recent years?
We understand that a woman’s goals and preferences may change over time, and we are here to support you on your journey towards renewed self-assurance and satisfaction.
What is a Breast Implant Removal or Revision?
Breast implant removal or revision is a surgical procedure that involves the removal, replacement, or adjustment of breast implants. This may include the removal of the capsules (scar tissue that forms around breast implants) as well as adjunctive procedures to obtain an optimal aesthetic outcome such as fat grafting or uplift (mastopexy) procedures.
It is performed to address various concerns and goals, such as changing the size, shape, or type of implants, correcting complications, or restoring the natural appearance of the breasts.
Reasons for Wanting a Breast Implant Removal or Revision
Patients typically seek revision or implant removal due to the following:
- Desire to change breast size or shape
- Capsular contracture (hardening of scar tissue around implants)
- Implant rupture or leakage
- Implant malposition or asymmetry
- Changes in personal preferences or lifestyle
- Resolving discomfort or pain associated with implants
- Seeking a more natural-looking breast appearance
- Breast implant illness
Revision surgery may include simple implant removal, implant exchange or adjustment with or without a breast uplift.
Benefits of a Breast Implant Removal or Revision
The following are some of the benefits of breast implant removal or revision procedure
- Improved breast aesthetics and symmetry
- Enhanced self-confidence and body image
- Resolution of physical discomfort or pain
- Opportunity to choose implants that better align with personal preferences and lifestyle
- Restoration of a more natural-looking breast appearance
Breast Implant Removal or Revision Procedure
The breast implant removal or revision procedure is performed under general anaesthesia. The surgeon will make incisions in the breast tissue to access the implants and may remove, replace, or adjust them based on the patient’s goals.
The procedure may also involve addressing any additional concerns, such as removing excess skin or adjusting the breast pocket. The surgeon will then close the incisions using sutures and apply an appropriate dressing under a support bra to promote healing and minimise swelling to promote proper healing.
At HR Plastic Surgery, our lead surgeon Mr Hyder Ridha will discuss the details of the procedure with you during your initial consultation to ensure that you fully understand the process and have realistic expectations for the results.
Cosmetic surgery to have breast implants removed or a breast implant replacement can be performed if you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts following a previous augmentation procedure.
Recovery and Aftercare
Following the procedure, patients will undergo a recovery period during which they may experience swelling, bruising, and some discomfort.
It is essential to follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions, which may include wearing a supportive bra, taking prescribed medications, and attending follow-up appointments. Gradually, normal activities can be resumed as advised by the surgeon.
Risks and Complications
While breast implant removal or revision is generally safe, there are potential risks and complications associated with the procedure, which may include:
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation
- Deflated breast appearance
The surgeon will discuss these risks and take necessary precautions to minimise them.
Breast Implant Removal Cost UK
Breast implant removal procedures costs can vary depending on factors such as the patient’s desired outcome and the complexity of the procedure.
At HR Plastic Surgery, we can assist with pricing and flexible payment plans to help make your surgery more accessible and affordable for our patients.
During your initial consultation, our team will discuss the cost of the procedure and the available financing options. You can find more information on our pricing and payment plans page.
Schedule a Consultation and Choose Us For Your Breast Removal or Revision
HR Plastic Surgery is an excellent choice for individuals seeking a breast removal or revision procedure. Our skilled surgeon will assess your unique goals and concerns, discuss the available options, and develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your needs.
We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure the safest and most effective procedures possible. Patients can expect to receive comprehensive pre-and post-operative care to ensure a successful recovery and optimal results. With our commitment to excellence and patient satisfaction, choosing HR Plastic Surgery, for a breast removal/revision procedure is a smart choice for anyone looking to improve the appearance of their breasts.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
When you embark on your journey towards a breast revision or removal surgery in London and Hertfordshire, we ensure that your experience is customised and informative.
Our expert team will guide you through the following aspects during your consultation:
- Comprehensive Assessment: We believe in understanding your unique needs, concerns, and aesthetic aspirations. Our dedicated surgeon will conduct a thorough physical examination to evaluate the condition of your breasts enabling us to provide personalised recommendations.
- Informed Decision-Making: We prioritise your well-being by providing you with detailed information about the procedure. We will discuss the potential benefits, associated risks, and any alternatives available. This knowledge equips you to make an informed decision about whether the surgery aligns with your goals.
- Customised Treatment Plan: At HR Plastic Surgery, we recognise that each patient’s journey is unique. Our surgeon, leveraging their expertise, will develop a customised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan will outline the recommended surgical technique and any additional procedures necessary to achieve your desired outcome.
Meet Mr Ridha
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon
Mr Hyder Ridha is a consultant plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgeon who studied medicine at the prestigious Royal Free and University College London Medical Schools and graduated with distinction (MB BS) in 2003. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology (First Class Honours).
We are conveniently located in four hospitals throughout London. Find us here:
Spire Harpenden Hospital –
Ambrose Ln, Harpenden AL5 4BP
OSD Healthcare –
One Medical House, Boundary Way, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP2 7YU
Breast implant removal costs in the UK can vary depending on factors such as the surgeon’s expertise, the type of implants, and the complexity of the procedure such as the need for a capsulectomy. It is recommended to consult with a reputable plastic surgery clinic in the UK for precise pricing information.
The waiting time for breast implant revision can vary depending on the specific circumstances, such as the reason for revision, surgeon availability, and any necessary pre-operative evaluations. It is advisable to discuss this with your plastic surgeon, who can provide a timeline based on your individual case.
The responsibility for paying for breast implant removal surgery typically falls on the patient if the implants have been placed for augmentation purposes. However, in cases of breast reconstruction following breast cancer treatment, our healthcare care insurance may cover the procedure if it is deemed medically necessary or if complications arise.
This breast surgery can be more complex than the initial augmentation procedure, as it involves dealing with pre-existing implants and addressing specific concerns or complications. It is essential to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon who specialises in breast revision surgery to ensure optimal results.
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