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Breast Implant Removal Perth

Breast Implant Removal

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Breast Implant Removal

What is breast implant removal?

The aim for breast implant removal surgery is to either revise or remove implants from patients who have undergone a breast augmentation or reconstruction. Patients will generally choose to revise or remove implants due to complications.

Not only will Dr Hanikeri remove the implants, he will also remove any material which has leaked out of them, and the scar tissue which has formed around it.

Other patients who elect to have this surgery may be revising the size, shape or position of their implant.

Why are breast implants removed or repositioned?

Patients who are suitable for breast implant removal include the following:

  • Leaking or ruptured implants
  • Concerns over Breast Implant Illness (BII)
  • Concerns about Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL)
  • Capsular contracture (hardness around the implant)
  • Development of dead tissues around the implant
  • Displacement of breast implant
  • Build-up of calcium
  • Infection and or bleeding
  • No longer want implants

Your consultation with Dr Hanikeri

During your initial consultation with Dr Hanikeri, a breast implant removal surgeon in Perth, your specific concerns will be carefully assessed to determine how the procedure can be tailored to meet your individual needs.

As each patient is unique with their own preferences, the steps involved in breast implant removal can vary. Your initial consultation is an important opportunity to discuss your desired outcomes, ask any questions you may have, and collaboratively establish a treatment plan. Additionally, your surgeon will evaluate your suitability for the procedure.

The total costs associated with your breast implant removal procedure will be thoroughly discussed during the consultation, and you will receive a comprehensive Surgical Fee Estimate that details all relevant fees.

Breast implant removal surgery costs in Perth

The costs associated with breast implant removal procedures are individually determined, as each stage of the process is tailored to meet the unique requirements of each patient. Breast surgeon Dr Hanikeri will assess your specific needs during a consultation. Our team can also provide you with an accurate cost estimate for the procedure.

Consultation costs

The fee for your initial consultation to discuss a breast implant removal procedure will be $250. This is required at the time of making a booking to secure your appointment. Additional consultations required to clarify the procedure plan will be $120.

Aftercare costs

We believe in providing exceptional support throughout your recovery journey. That’s why post-operative check-ups, dressing changes, and suture removal are all included in the procedure cost and do not incur additional fees.

Your Surgical Fee Estimate

The fees for your breast implant removal surgery include the surgeon’s fees, anaesthesia fees, and hospital fees. The complexity of the procedure, the specific type of removal required, and the duration of the surgery can influence the overall costs. Since these factors vary for each patient, a thorough discussion regarding your unique procedure plan will take place during the consultation. At the conclusion of the consultation, you will receive a Surgical Fee Estimate form that provides a detailed breakdown of all the applicable fees.

Our payment plan

Patients have the option to participate in our pre-procedure payment plan prior to the procedure date. The full payment must be made at least two weeks before the procedure date, and you have the flexibility to make instalment payments on a weekly or monthly basis leading up to that date. This interest-free payment plan requires an initial deposit of $500 to secure your desired procedure date. It is important to note that we are unable to accommodate third-party payment plans, as this practice is not permitted by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons and AHPRA.

For more comprehensive information regarding your costs and to receive a detailed fee estimate, please reach out to our team to schedule your consultation.

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What happens during the procedure?

Your procedure steps will be outlined to you in detail during your consultation, so that you will know how the procedure will be performed and what to expect on the day of your procedure.

Breast implant removal surgery is performed under General Anaesthetic and commonly follows one of these three techniques:

Breast implant removal without a replacement implant

An incision will be made along the breast crease, or above, this will allow for the removal of the implants. The scar capsule which has formed around the implant may also be removed through a capsulectomy.

Aesthetically speaking, this procedure will not leave the best results as the breasts will be smaller and looser, although you will have your original breast tissue.

Breast implant removal with a lift and tightening of the skin

Breast implant removal with a breast lift is suitable for patients who have enough breast tissue remaining after the removal. Breast skin may have been stretched with sagging from the implants, so a breast lift helps to remove this.

This involves having incisions around the breast to help elevate the nipple and areola (pigmented skin surrounding the nipple).The skin on the breast will also be tightened to provide a firmer appearance.

Breast implant removal with replacement implants

For patients who need implants removed, but still want a larger breast volume than they naturally have using implants. This is the most complex of the three treatments as it also includes breast augmentation surgery.

This requires removal of the implants, and potentially tightening of the skin and removal of the scar capsule. The patient will also have new implants inserted. There are different types of implants that can be a suitable option for you, which you can discuss during your consultation.

Recovery after the surgery

The recovery process varies per patient, however, the recovery process is generally quicker than the initial implant surgery. This is the case in most instances, unless you have had your breasts tightened or lifted after the removal.

If you are having your implants removed due to capsular contracture, your recovery time will be longer with more discomfort.

After about five days to one week, you will be able to return to work. It is also important to avoid lifting anything over five kilograms or exercising heavily before six weeks post your implant removal surgery. After about six weeks, you should be able to resume your normal activities.

Throughout your recovery, you should get plenty of rest and take care of your overall health by following a nutritious diet and staying hydrated. You will also be given instructions on proper wound care to keep your incisions clean and avoid infection.

It is normal to experience some swelling, bruising and pain after surgery, and your surgeon can provide you with personalised advice on how to manage this.

Before assessing the results of your procedure, we recommend being patient as swelling and initial scarring will need to subside first. After your procedure, you can encourage swelling to subside faster by resting or sleeping with your head on an extra pillow, keeping your head slightly elevated above your heart. It will also be necessary that you wear a post-operative compression garment for up to six weeks post-surgery. You will also be prescribed pain medications and given directions on how often to take them.

During your initial consultation, your breast surgeon will provide you with more information specific to your own personal recovery and requirements. It will be essential that you follow your personalised recovery instructions closely to ensure the best results and minimise the chance of postoperative complications occurring.

Risks associated with breast implant removal

Any surgical procedure carries risks and your breast surgeon will discuss the potential risks with you prior to you receiving a breast implant removal. It is a surgical and invasive procedure that carries risks such as:

  • Breast pain
  • Infection of the wound
  • Bruising, swelling and discomfort
  • Bleeding / fluid collection (seroma)
  • Numbness of the breast
  • Asymmetry
  • Development of thick scar tissue
  • Skin or nipple sensitivity changes for a few months
  • Impact of aging or weight change on size and shape of breast (breast ptosis) inability to breast feed

Your surgeon will outline these risks at your consultation before surgery occurs. You will also be provided with in-depth advice on how to prevent or minimise these complications, with a list of recovery instructions. Before your procedure, you may also be given some surgery preparation instructions to further prevent complications from occurring during the procedure or post-operatively.

To manage any pain or discomfort, you will be prescribed pain medication and be instructed on when and how often to take it. If you notice anything concerning throughout your recovery, please contact our team so that you can be provided with further advice.

Breast Implant Removal in Perth

If you are interested in a breast implant removal procedure, Dr Hanikeri may be able to help. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as Dr Hanikeri, who is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon recognised by the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has years of experience in performing plastic surgery procedures in the Perth area.

Contact us for more information on the breast implant removal procedure by contacting us online or calling on (08) 9380 0311.