30 minutes to 2 Hours
Night Stay Or Day Case
One night stay may be required
One week to go back to work
Sleep facing up, rest, do not exercise or perform strenuous activities, take antibiotics and pain killers as prescribed, and wear the surgical bra.
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Breast implant removal involves the removal of the existing implant, while implant exchange surgery aims to replace it with a new one. All breast implants, whether made of silicone or saline fillings, have a lifespan. While the latest silicone implant designs offer decades of safety, the saline implants used in the olden days couldn’t promise the same. Hence, it is natural that breast implant removal or exchange is one of the top plastic surgeries performed in Dubai today.
According to Dr Adnan Tahir, who frequently performs breast revision surgeries, breast implant issues usually occur after 10 to 15 years of the augmentation surgery and less frequently with the latest sixth-generation Motiva implants. However, you can choose to get a breast implant removal surgery for any reason and improve its results through the different breast augmentation techniques discussed below.
When To Opt For Breast Implant Removal Or Exchange?
Breast Augmentation is a surgical procedure that increases breast volume and affects breast shape. Breast Augmentation is also referred to as ‘Boob job’ & ‘Augmentation mammoplasty.’ Breast augmentation surgery is the most popular procedure globally, with approximately 1.7 million procedures performed each year. One of the most significant advantages of breast augmentation is its completely customizable procedure with different breast implant brands, sizes, shapes, profiles, and textures to choose from.
Women who have had these procedures report increased self-confidence and improved physical appearance in proportion to the rest of their bodies.
Typically, Breast Augmentation is performed through one of the following three modalities.
Breast Implant Revision Surgeries
Your previous breast augmentation can be revised to remove an implant and reattach your natural breast tissues or replace it with other augmentation prosthetics. All of these procedural options are safe and ensure better breast contouring results for several years to come. Dr Adnan is vastly experienced, especially in performing revisions through the following types of breast implant removal or exchange surgery in Dubai.
Breast implant Removal Surgery
Some women get implants at a young age before pregnancy, which can cause oversized breasts after their breasts grow through motherhood and age. Professional women who got a breast augmentation only to achieve certain figure requirements often feel the need to get rid of them after their career. A simple breast implant is enough to put their mind at ease.
The procedure may also include a capsulectomy, which is performed to remove the soft tissue capsule that develops around the implants in case it hardens and becomes painful.
Breast Implant Removal & Reaugmentation
Through Fat Transfer
If you wish to avoid implants at all costs due to pregnancy, weight change, or simply to avoid further risks, fat transfer is one of the commonly adopted alternatives to get a revised breast augmentation. The surgeon extracts a calculated amount of fat using body jet liposuction from other regions before the implant removal procedure. This fat is processed and skillfully added to your breasts to achieve naturally enhanced size and contours. Breast augmentation from fat transfer is not for everyone. It is recommended for people with less saggy skin and tone.
Breast Implant Exchange Surgery
Breast implant exchange, also known as reaugmentation surgery, is mostly recommended for women who want to get a different implant that may be larger, smaller, or differently shaped to achieve new breast contours. It can also be performed when the existing implant ruptures, leaks, or wrinkles, distorting the breast shape. Dr Adnan can better guide you in choosing your new implants based on your implant issues and desired results.
Breast Implant Removal & Breast Lift
Sometimes, removing implants after several years and after a certain age may make the breasts deflated and droopy. However, this skin laxity can be fixed through a breast lift procedure where the surgeon lifts the breast skin to tighten the existing breast tissues and restore its sharp youthful contours.
For women who are done with implants and wish to continue the rest of their lives with their natural breasts, this procedure is highly recommended by Dr Adnan.
Preparing for Breast implants Removal
Dr Adnan only considers patients who desire rational and proportional results. Upon meeting him, he will guide you in selecting the appropriate implant type, implant positioning, and other aspects of the surgery. He will also consider the current breast size, shape, and nipple position.
Your breast size will be accurately measured using Motiva’s breast implants sizers, which are wearable implants to try different sizes and shapes. The potential results can also be obtained using specialised 3D Crisalix imaging.
You will find Dr Adnan helpful; you can see him as many times as you want to get comfortable with your decision over breast implant sizes and preplanned procedures.
Revision Surgery Procedure
Depending on the type of surgery, it takes anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours to complete, followed by a brief hospital stay. Irrespective of which breast implant was used and how the breast augmentation surgery was performed, the revision surgery usually follow the following procedure:
Step 1: Anesthesia
All revision surgeries are performed under general anaesthesia, so you won’t be awake until the entire procedure is done.
Step 2: Creating incisions
As a best practice, Dr Adnan always places small incisions over the past incision scars to avoid more scarring. However, the incisions can be placed anywhere in the inframammary fold or in the breast under-creases to obtain the best results at the surgeon’s discretion.
Step 3: Removing or replacing implants
The implants will be removed through the incisions, and the breast tissues will be reattached in case of a simple implant removal surgery. Else, the surgeon will perform the desired reaugmentation procedure such as capsulectomy or forming a new implant pocket to place the new implant underside of the chest muscle.
Step 4: Closing the incisions
Breast Implant Removal Cost In Dubai
If the breast implant removal is performed alone, the total cost is about 30,000 AED (excluding VAT). If the breasts are exchanged, the cost starts from 35,000 AED (excluding VAT). However, the final cost depends on the complexity and other medical factors, which include:
Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Implant Removal & Exchange Procedures
The possible reasons for having an implant removed or exchanged include
- Rupturing or leaking of implant
- Breast implant wrinkling or rippling
- Capsular contraction
- Distortions in the shape of breasts
- To do a revision breast augmentation surgery
The changes in the breast, nipple size, the person’s age, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and gravity will affect the longevity of the results.
However, breast implant removal/ exchange results will last over time if accurate-sized implants are used and the fold underneath the breast is maintained.
Dr Adnan will try his best to make it a painless experience for his patients. However, there might be some pressure on the chest due to extra weight.
At the end of the procedure, the doctor will place long-acting local anaesthesia into the surgical area.
There might be some tenderness, discomfort, and irritation at the treated area during the recovery period.
The doctor will place skin glue and a splash-proof dressing on the surgical area to enable you to shower with care. You should avoid swimming, heavy exercises, jerking chest movements, especially in the first seven days. Wear garments for four to six weeks after the breast augmentation.
This is a major surgical procedure. The overall recovery period is about five days to one week. It is advised to avoid heavy lifting for at least one month following the surgery. However, you can use your arms fully but with care.
The procedure will take more or less 30 minutes if performed alone, while the additional procedure will take more time.
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