Deciding to have breast implants is a big decision, happily, the vast majority of women are happy with their breast implants and have no side effects.
Some, however, feel that breast implants are responsible for illnesses, particularly for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and sarcoidosis. While the evidence in this area is currently contradictory, it can lead some women to decide that removing their implants is the best option.
Other problems include when the breast implant leaks and there are bacterial infections (especially with textured implants). Another issue that leads to removal is when the breasts sag or there is a problem with capsular contraction, where the scar tissue tightens around the implant.
Deciding to have breast implants removed as a result of breast illness is not something which is considered lightly. It involves a major surgical procedure. While this is relatively straightforward it’s important to talk things through with an experienced surgical team.
What is Explant En-Bloc Technique?
The key to successful surgical removal of your breast implant is to ensure that the capsule and implant are taken out as a whole.
That means dissecting around the capsule and preventing contamination from a range of potential threats, including silicone, textures, and chemicals as well as microorganisms which may have grown while the implant was in place.
This presents the best option for those who have suffered from breast illness to achieve a full recovery. Leaving capsule tissue in place in the breast and not removing it can lead to other issues such as infection, pain and inflammation.
Removing a breast implant takes a high degree of surgical skill as you might expect and it’s important to choose your surgeon wisely.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved and you should always consider these carefully. If you believe that your illness is causing a significant problem it is also vital to have this investigated so that you are confident your breast implants are a factor.
Complications following this type of surgery are actually relatively rare but can include infection which may need to be treated with antibiotics. After the surgery is completed, you will need to give yourself time to recover. That means ensuring you don’t do anything like heavy lifting or household chores which may compromise your recovery. You should give yourself at least two weeks but still be careful about how much you exert yourself after this.
Those who suffer from breast illness may not see their symptoms abate immediately. It can take up to a year or two for the problems you have suffered to subside.
Why Choose Dr Frati Cosmetic Surgery
It’s absolutely vital that you choose a cosmetic surgeon who has experience of carrying out breast implant removal. At Dr Frati Cosmetic Surgery, we will sit down with you for an initial consultation and talk through the procedure in detail and what it means for you after the surgery has been carried out.
We provide state of the art facilities and some of the best cosmetic surgeons in the UK. We not only help you prepare for the operation but also deliver exceptional aftercare to make sure that you recover properly.
If you are concerned about breast illness and are now looking for explant en-bloc implant removal, contact the team at Dr Frati Cosmetic Surgery to book a consultation today.