Change of Breast Implants Harley Street, London
While most women who have breast implants are extremely happy with their new appearance, over time some wish to improve their results. This can be done with breast implant exchange surgery, which is a specific procedure designed to improve the results of previous breast surgery, or in the case of damaged implants remove and replace these for safety reasons.
There may be several reasons for having an exchange of implants which might mean the procedure is not a straightforward exercise therefore it is important to choose a surgeon with specific skills in breast surgery and someone who routinely carries out the procedure. Mr. Sivarajan is one of the most prolific breast surgery specialists in the UK who during the PIP implant scandal carried out over 200 of these procedures in 18 months delivering a very high rate of patient satisfaction with a minimal complication rate.
As implant exchange has a great deal of procedural commonality with breast augmentation surgery it is a good option for advanced day-case model as the surgical incisions are relatively small, any post-op bruising or swelling will be concealed by clothing, general movement after surgery is not significantly restricted and post-op pain is normally easy to control and short-lived. This results in a procedure that has one of the shortest recovery periods with most women able to resume the majority of their normal activities within a few days.
Implant exchange – This involves removing existing implants and replacing them with new ones. It is commonly performed for women who want to change their current implant size, replace old implants, or minimize implant visibility or rippling. In many instances, this will involve changing implant position from on top of the muscle (sub-glandular) to beneath the muscle (sub-pectoral) or changing to a different type of implant.
Capsulectomy/Capsulotomy – These corrective breast surgery procedures involve removing scar tissue (capsulectomy) or making incisions in the scar tissue (capsulotomy) that surrounds the implant to produce a softer, more natural appearance and feel.
Implant Repositioning – This procedure is used to reposition breast implants that have moved which can cause the appearance of wrinkling or rippling. Sagging and stretching can result from pregnancy or breastfeeding, aging, or simply over time after initial implant surgery. Breast implant repositioning can be treated surgically by a simple procedure that involves closing up the pocket with sutures and stabilising the position of the implants.