Breast Implant Removal – Explant Surgery
BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL
If you are considering breast implant removal, then it is important to consider what your breasts might look like post surgery and gain an understanding of what other procedures may be needed to enhance and reshape the breasts to help them look as natural as possible.
BREAST IMPLANT ILLNESS (BII)
Some patients with breast implants appear to develop a sensitivity to silicone. Typical symptoms include fatigue, fibromyalgia, ME, skin conditions, hair loss, arthritic complaints and auto-immune conditions. It is important to note that there whilst there is l no scientific evidence that the implants are responsible for these symptoms, many patients find that their health improves dramatically after removing their implants.
Implants are removed along with a full capsulectomy. Capsulectomy is the surgical removal of scar tissue, or capsule that has become thickened and hardened around a breast implant. The capsule is composed of fibroblasts, collagen, and blood vessels and is known as capsular contracture. This avoids spilling any silicone if the implant is ruptured but also ensures removal of all tissue in contact with the silicone implant. We routinely take photographs to show that this has been carried out and then the capsule is sent for histology to exclude any abnormal pathology including BIA-ALCL
How much does it cost?
Bilateral Explant with full capsulectomy
This fee is based on a straight forward removal. Straight forward meaning that there is no rupture of implants. You do not have capsular contracture and you do have polyurethane coated implants.
Prior to attending your appointment, please see your Gp and organize to have an ultrasound of both breasts performed. This is to rule out rupture. We will need the report of the ultrasound at your consultation. We will also need to see your implant ID card. This will have details of your implant such as Brand of implant, size, style etc. This will let us know if you have polyurethane coated implants.
Is there patient financing?
Patient financing is completely independent from the clinic. For patients wanting affordable payment plans please apply directly with Total Lifestyle Credit. This facility is subject to approval. Our advice to all patients is to be financially responsible when undertaking finance for elective surgical procedures.