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Breast Implant removal with or without replacement

Breast implant removal surgery for aesthetic or health reasons can be an independent operation or combined with breast implant replacement +/- uplift.

Approx. recovery time
2-6 weeks

Return to work

7-10 days

1

Consultation

Book a 1 hour consultation with Dr. Andreas Androulakakis.

2

Procedure

On the day the procedure takes approx. 1-3 hour.

3

Aftercare

Read about our bespoke aftercare and meet the nurses.

About

Breast implant removal is either a request from the patient for a different size or shape of the breast or an indication due to unforeseen changes of the implants.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Women with implants over time might experience changes including local hardening or injuries that have caused damage. In these cases or if the patient desires a change in the size or shape of their breasts, a surgical removal of the old implants is indicated.

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The old scars will be excised, the implants will be removed and the pockets where the implants were sitting will be thoroughly cleaned. If there is a hard encapsulation, this will be addressed with the so called capsulotomy (small incisions across the capsule to release tension).

If the patient requires a bigger size breast, the existing pocket will be extended to accommodate the new implants. When the patient wants smaller breasts, a small uplift will normally be needed at the same time of the operation.

Lastly, If the patient wishes to remove the implants completely there are two possibilities: To either replace the volume of the implant with fat grafting or accept the smaller size with a possible breast uplift. Once the desired shape and size is achieved the wound will be closed with sutures and a special skin glue.

Dr. Andreas Androulakakis and DR. THEODORE NADIDIS

M.D Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Cosmetic and Reconstructive

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon MBBS, BSc (Hons), MPhil (Cantab), FRCS (Plast)

Dr. Andreas Androulakakis stands at the helm of Galen. His founding vision for a centre of holistic health is rooted in the belief that wellbeing comes from full enjoyment of the human experience as much as it benefits from medical science.

Theodore works as a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the renowned Royal Marsden Hospital in London. He graduated with distinction from University College London Medical School in 2003 and completed his higher plastic surgery training in London, with specialist fellowships at the Royal Marsden and Queen Victoria Hospitals.