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Breast Implant Removal / Explant Surgery

With expertise in:

  • Natural Breast Augmentation & Flash Recovery Technique
  • Complicated Breast Revisions & Pioneer of Internal Bra
  • Tuberous Breasts & Asymmetry Corrections
  • Cutting Edge work in Fat Grafting Technique
Dr Kourosh Tavakoli - Australia's Super Specialised Breast Augmentation Surgeon
Dr Kourosh Tavakoli Member Of Australian Society Of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, UNSW Australia, Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Dr Tavakoli’s Philosophy Breast Implant Explantation Surgery

Even though the focus in Cosmetic Surgery tends to focus on the enlargement and or enhancement of the breast, some women, for a variety of reasons opt to have their implants removed.

Pregnancy, weight gain/loss or an adjustment in lifestyle choices can affect the way that breasts age over time. We know that breast implants are NOT lifetime devices and therefore the majority of women who have implants will need to have revision surgery at some point in the future. Additionally, poor outcome from primary augmentation and certain post op complications such as capsular contracture or implant rupture may require removal of the breast implants.

Dr Tavakoli is widely renowned in Australia and Internationally for his breast augmentation work, with a large referral base of women who have had poor outcomes from other centres both in Australia and abroad. With thousands of breast implant revision procedures performed, including removal of breast implants, Dr Tavakoli understands that this can be a psychologically difficult time for the patient and understands that breast aesthetics following explant surgery is a priority.

What happens during breast explantation Surgery

During breast implant removal, Dr Kourosh Tavakoli will make an incision in the inframammary fold to access the breast implant and capsule. If your breast implants were inserted through this incision, the old scar can be re-used and in most cases, will not need to be extended. If the implants were inserted via an areola incision, it may be possible to use the same incision to access the implants and capsule.

During the procedure, the pocket is dissected separating the breast implant and capsule from the surrounding structures and removed. The capsulectomy will either be partial or total, depending on the individual circumstances of the case and this will be discussed with you during your consultation with Renowned Australian Plastic Surgeon, Dr Kourosh Tavakoli.

Additional procedures:

The aesthetic outcome of breast implant removal surgery is often at the forefront of patients mind when having their breast implants removed.
If the breasts are large and the skin is loose, additional procedures such as breast lifting or mastopexy may be combined to tighten the remaining skin and re-established the nipple areola complex to the ideal position.

Fat grafting to the breast is a technique pioneered by Dr Kourosh Tavakoli in Australia and may be an option for patients undergoing breast implant removal surgery. Fat is extracted from an unwanted area of the body (usually the tummy or thighs), purified and injected into the upper pole or cleavage of the breast to create shape and fullness, without the addition of size.

What is the downtime for breast implant removal surgery?

Following breast implant removal surgery, you will be able to return to work 7-10 days post op. Gentle daily activities can be resumed during the first week post op. Light exercise can commence 3 weeks post op. By 12 weeks post op, normal exercise routines can resume.

To find out more information about breast explant surgery in Sydney, please fill out the online consultation form.