Breast Implant Removal

Welcome to Warrier Practice, where compassionate care meets surgical expertise. If you or your loved one has been considering explant or breast implant removal, please reach out. We understand the concerns and questions that may arise during this challenging time and our commitment is to guide you through each step of the process with knowledge, skill, and empathy.

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At Warrior Practice, we understand that breast implants, while enhancing appearance, are not designed to last a lifetime. Consequently, there may come a time when removal or replacement is necessary.

We’ve observed a growing preference among women to opt for implant removal without opting for replacement in recent years.

 

What is breast implant removal?

Breast implant removal, also known as explant surgery, is a surgical procedure designed to remove breast implants from the body.

Breast implant removal surgery, also known as explant surgery, becomes a necessity under several conditions, including:

  • Capsular contracture. This is where scar tissue around the implant constricts, leading to breast hardening, distortion, and deformity
  • Implant rupture
  • Implant malposition, causing displacement from its original location, leading to unfortunate deformities such as the “double-bubble.”
  • Breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) which is a rare type of lymphoma
  • Breast implant illness (BII)
  • Some women also pursue explant surgery to alleviate neck, shoulder, and back pain or due to evolving personal aesthetics or lifestyle changes

Please note, Warrior Practice specialises in breast implant removal. Should you consider implant replacement or breast reshaping (breast lift or fat grafting), consultation with a Specialist Breast Consultant is advised.

 

Why do women want to have their breasts removed?

Women opt for breast implant removal for a range of reasons, often linked to health concerns or changes in personal circumstances.

Some common motivations include:

  • Dissatisfaction with the appearance of the implants,
  • Discomfort, and
  • Complications arising from the initial augmentation surgery.

Additionally, a growing number of women are choosing implant removal due to concerns related to Breast Implant Illness (BII).

 

Breast Implant Illness

Breast Implant Illness is a term used to describe a variety of symptoms and health issues that some women attribute to their breast implants.

While the medical community is still researching and understanding BII, symptoms may include fatigue, joint pain and cognitive issues. Our experienced breast consultants at Warrier Practice acknowledge the importance of addressing these concerns and offer comprehensive advice to help you make informed decisions regarding your health.

 

What does the explant procedure involve?

The breast implant removal procedure is a surgical process that typically involves making an incision to access the implants and removing them.

The specifics of the procedure can obviously vary based on factors such as implant type, implant placement, and any additional complications for your specific case.

Performed under general anaesthesia, explant surgery begins with an incision along the breast’s lower fold. Our approach prioritises complete removal of the implant and surrounding capsule to minimise risk, with pathology testing conducted on removed capsules.

The procedure, which ranges from 3 to 4 hours, concludes with meticulous closing of the incision and post-operative pain management.

Our skilled surgeons at Warrier Practice prioritise patient safety and aim to provide a personalised approach to each case, ensuring a thorough and effective removal process.

 

Recovery from breast implant removal surgery

Recovery time after breast implant removal varies among individuals, but most women can expect a downtime of several days to a few weeks.

Our team at Warrier Practice will provide you with a recovery plan which will guide you through the post-operative care instructions to optimise healing and minimise discomfort. Included in the plan are bra recommendations, driving tips, activity levels and return to work timelines.

We understand the importance of a smooth recovery process and are committed to supporting you every step of the way.

 

What are the risks associated with breast implant removal?

As with any surgical procedure, breast implant removal carries some inherent risks.

Some risks may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Damage to surrounding areas
  • Seroma
  • Aesthetic dissatisfaction
  • Changes in breast sensation, and
  • Scarring.

Our skilled surgeons are well-versed in minimising these risks and take every precaution to ensure a safe and successful explant procedure.

We will discuss potential risks during your consultation to ensure you are fully informed before making any decisions.

 

Benefits of removing your breast implants

Choosing to remove breast implants can bring various physical and emotional benefits.

Many women experience relief from symptoms associated with Breast Implant Illness, improved comfort, and a restored sense of confidence in their natural appearance.

At Warrier Practice, we prioritise your well-being and strive to deliver outcomes that align with your individual goals and expectations.

 

How much does breast implant removal cost?

During your consultation at Warrier Practice, we provide transparent and detailed information about the expected costs, ensuring you have a clear understanding of the financial aspects associated with your decision. We believe in upfront communication to help you make informed choices regarding your health.

Since these procedures are generally cosmetic in nature, they are not covered by Medicare or private health insurance.

The cost of breast implant removal can vary based on factors such as the complexity of the procedure and the surgeon’s expertise.

 

Why should you use Warrier Practice for your breast implant removal procedure?

Choosing the right medical team for your breast implant removal is crucial for a successful outcome. At Warrier Practice, we offer a unique combination of expertise, compassion, and patient-centric care that sets us apart:

Experienced breast cancer consultants

Our team is composed of experienced and highly skilled breast cancer consultants with a proven track record in performing successful breast implant removal surgeries.

We have the experienced Associate Professor Sanjay Warrier who has provided other breast surgeons with the training and skills to provide patients with the best possible results from breast explant surgery.

We have recently added an expert in Associate Professor Jue Li Seah to the team who brings surgical expertise as well as developing innovation methods to the area of breast implant removal.

Comprehensive consultations

We prioritise thorough consultations to understand your unique concerns and goals.

This detailed process allows us to customise a treatment plan that aligns with your individual needs.

Patient-centered approach

Your well-being is at the forefront of our practice. We are committed to providing a supportive and empathetic environment throughout your journey, from consultation to recovery.

State-of-the-art facilities

The Warrier Practice surgical clinic at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse has state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of care in a safe and comfortable environment.

Transparent communication

We believe in transparent communication, providing you with detailed information about the procedure, associated costs, and potential risks.

This empowers you to make informed decisions about your health.

 

Contact Warrier Practice Today

If you are considering breast implant removal and prioritising your health and satisfaction, choose Warrier Practice for a supportive and expert-led experience.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step toward a more comfortable and confident you.

Your Next Step

Ready to take the next step in your breast journey? Schedule a consultation with our team to discuss your specific case, address any concerns, and develop your personalised treatment plan. We are here to support you on the path to recovery.

Contact us today to embark on your journey to healing with confidence and comprehensive care.