Individual experiences with breast implants can vary widely. Some individuals may find that their implants last for up to 10 years before needing consideration for a secondary procedure such as replacement or removal. It’s important to remember that implants are not considered life-long devices, and subsequent procedures may be necessary over time.
We offer breast implant removal surgery in Sydney for patients who are considering the removal procedure.
It’s important to remember that every individual is unique and so too are their needs and desired outcomes for cosmetic surgery. If you’re considering a procedure, it’s essential to have a comprehensive consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. They can help you understand whether you’re a suitable candidate and what you can realistically expect from the surgery. The information provided here is meant to help guide you, but it’s not a replacement for professional medical advice. Always organise a consultation for personalised advice.
If you are concerned about the way you look or are thinking about cosmetic surgery for confidence reasons, there are alternatives. Talking to a or may help you overcome your concerns about your appearance.
The journey towards breast implant removal begins with an in-depth consultation with one of our experienced breast implant removal surgeons. During this meeting, your reasons for removal, medical history, and current breast structure will be assessed. The surgeon will evaluate the state of your implants and the quality of your breast tissue. This consultation is the ideal opportunity for you to discuss any concerns or ask any questions you might have about the procedure.
It is a requirement under the law, that a patient seeking cosmetic surgery must have at least two pre-operative consultations. The patient’s first consultation must be with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery or another registered health practitioner who works with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery (not a patient advisor or an agent). At least one of the two consultations must be in person with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery. Other consultations can be in person or by video.When consent can be given
A patient must not be requested to sign consent forms at their first consultation and cannot consent to cosmetic surgery until they have had an in-person consultation with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery. The decision to have the surgery (provision of informed consent) must be made at a consultation with the medical practitioner who will perform the procedure (in person or by video).Cooling-off Period
There must be a cooling-off period of at least seven days after the patient has had two consultations and given informed consent (signed consent forms), before the surgery can be booked or a deposit paid.
Once you and the surgeon have agreed on the goals of the surgery, you will receive specific instructions on how to prepare for your breast implant removal. These may include guidelines on diet, advice on smoking and alcohol consumption, instructions about certain medications or supplements, and skincare recommendations.
Breast implant removal surgery typically takes between one to three hours and is usually performed under general anesthesia. The procedure involves making incisions, often following the original incision lines. The surgeon then carefully removes the implants and, if necessary, any scar tissue. Depending on the patient’s wishes and clinical indications, a breast lift or fat grafting may be performed at the same time to maintain a natural-looking breast shape.
After the surgery, you’ll be monitored in a recovery room for a few hours. Most patients can go home the same day, though sometimes an overnight hospital stay is required. A special supportive bra or compression bandage might be provided to minimise swelling and support the healing tissues.
Swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are to be expected after breast implant removal, but these symptoms will begin to lessen after a few days. Most patients feel ready to return to non-strenuous daily activities within one to two weeks, while more vigorous activities should be avoided for several weeks.
Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and ensure a smooth recovery. The final results of your breast implant removal may take around 12 months to become fully apparent as your breasts settle into their new shape.
While we aim to provide accurate information about the different surgical procedures available, it’s important to understand that the content provided here serves as a general guide only. The specifics of each surgery, including the procedure detailed above, can and will vary significantly from person to person, depending on their unique circumstances and physical characteristics.
Undergoing cosmetic surgery is a serious decision that requires ample thought, careful consideration, and meticulous planning. It should never be taken lightly or treated trivially, as it can have profound impacts on one’s lifestyle and wellbeing.
Recovery from cosmetic surgery, too, requires time, support, and proper aftercare. We strive to present realistic and transparent information about the recovery process, but individual experiences may vary. It is typical for recovery to involve certain services or requirements, such as the use of compression garments or receiving therapeutic massages. It also often necessitates significant lifestyle changes, which may include a period of absence from employment and temporary restrictions on certain activities.
In light of these considerations, we strongly encourage potential patients to engage in comprehensive discussions with their GP and our surgeons. The goal is to fully understand the implications, requirements, and likely outcomes of any chosen procedure, and to make informed decisions about their health and aesthetics.
For more information on preparing for cosmetic surgery visit health.gov.au/cosmeticsurgery
Your personalised quote will be prepared following an in-depth evaluation by our expert surgeon. This includes a thorough assessment of your individual needs, detailed explanation of the procedure, and a tailored approach to best achieve the desired outcomes. The quote considers various elements including surgical supplies, hospital requirements, and the specifics of the surgery itself.
Potential rebates might be available if the procedure is deemed medically necessary by relevant health authorities. Conditions for this include providing evidence supporting the medical necessity of the surgery and a referral from a healthcare professional. Your private health insurance may also provide coverage, so it’s essential to discuss this with your provider.