Breast Implants Removal | Esteem Cosmetic Studio

Breast Implant Removal – Explant Surgery

BREAST IMPLANT REMOVAL

While many women choose to have their implants removed and replaced with new implants, some women are choosing to take them out entirely.

The most common reasons women choose to have breast implant removal surgery include:

1. Implant Complications

Breast implant complications include: capsular contracture, implant rupture, folding, displacement, infection, leakage of silicone, and deflation (if the breast implant is filled with saline). 

2. Changing Preferences

Many women who have had breast implants when they were younger may later make the decision to have them removed. The reasons for doing so can include changes in personal preferences, beauty ideals or lifestyle changes.

3. BIA-ALCL

Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) is a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The FDA wants to raise awareness of the cancer, even though it’s very rare. The estimated incidence rates range from a high of 1 in 3,817 patients to a low estimate of 1 in 30,000. When diagnosed early and managed properly – it is readily curable.

4. Breast Implant Illness

Breast Implant Illness (BII) is a term used by women who have breast implants and who self-identify and describe a variety of symptoms including (but not limited to) fatigue, chest pain, hair loss, headaches, chills, photosensitivity, chronic pain, rash, body odour, anxiety, brain fog, sleep disturbance, depression, neurologic issues, and hormonal issues that they feel are directly connected to their saline or silicone, textured or smooth breast implants.

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  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 partial or 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

 

The surgery

There is a fair amount to cover with regards to explant surgical technique. Please proceed to https://www.breastimplantremoval.com.au/ for more comprehensive information.

 

How much does it cost?

Bilateral Explant with partial or full capsulectomy

Fr $9,800.00

This fee is based on a straight forward removal with either a partial or full capsulectomy. Straight forward meaning that there is no rupture of implants. You do not have capsular contracture baker grade 3 and 4, 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. If you have misplaced this information, please contact your primary doctor or the hospital you were operated at.

Bilateral Explant with +/-capsulectomy combined with breast lift surgery

Fr $16,500 to $19,500

This fee is based on a straight forward removal with either a partial or full capsulectomy. Straight forward meaning that there is no rupture of implants. You do not have capsular contracture baker grade 3 and 4, 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. If you have misplaced this information, please contact your primary doctor or the hospital you were operated at.

 

How much is the consultation?

Cost of Consultation: $250.00

The cost of the consultation fee (face to face, Skype or FaceTime) is payable at the time of the booking. This amount is non-refundable in an event of a no show or if you cancel or reschedule your appointment, your appointment time has been exclusively booked for you. Please do not book an appointment if you are unsure of your availability. The consultation date and time is exclusively booked for you.

 

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.

The Esteem Cosmetic Studio website provides general information about cosmetic surgery. General information is not a substitute for professional medical advice and treatment, and should not be accepted in place or in preference to a consultation with a doctor
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