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Breast Implant Removal And Replacement (Capsulectomy)

Breast Implant Removal And Replacement (Capsulectomy)

Breast implant removal and breast implant replacement involves exchanging the implants in the breast for newer ones.

This procedure is sometimes accompanied by a Capsulectomy – removing the scar tissue that may have built up around the implant, before the new implant is put in place.

Many people who have had breast augmentation keep their implants for a very long time. The most common reasons for removal, with or without replacement of implants, are for a change in size (usually bigger, but sometimes smaller), capsular contracture (symptomatic capsule formation) or implant rupture.

Most women will have new implants re-inserted either alone or in combination with uplift surgery and / or fat transfer, although some may decide they do not want the implants to be replaced. Miss Breahna will discuss all these options with you during your consultation and support you through this process, whichever decision you may choose to take.

Breast Implant Removal Procedure

Breat implant removal and replacement is typically performed through the same incisions which were made during the initial breast augmentation procedure. Performing a Capsulectomy could also be necessary when having implants exchanged. The body will naturally develop scar tissue around the implant, known as a ‘capsule’, which can harden and cause discomfort and alter the shape of the breast. Capsulectomy can address issues related to the look and feel of the breast and help to alleviate pain.

Benefits of Breast Implant Replacement

The benefits of replacing the breast implants include addressing any issues with the look and feel of the implants, changing the cup size and position of the implants if desired and upgrading the quality of the implants, taking advantage of updated technologies.

After your surgery you should expect to stay in hospital for 2 – 3 days. You will need to take it easy for around 2 weeks after the operation, when you will be able to return to work and driving, dependent on medical advice and follow-up consultation.

Further follow-up consultations will be arranged at 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year post surgery to closely monitor your physical well-being.

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Frequently asked questions

If you wish to change the size of your implants (go bigger or smaller), experience symptoms related to hardening or rupture of your implants, or simply have decided that you no longer require them, then you may be suitable for this treatment.

Due to the popularity of breast augmentation, implant replacement and capsulectomy is a commonly performed procedure and considered to be safe. Your welfare is paramount to us and these operations are performed by Miss Breahna, a skilled surgeon who specialises in this field.

No pain will be felt during the operation itself as general anaesthetic will be used. For the recovery period, post treatment, a suitable course of pain relief will be prescribed to help with any discomfort.

As with breast augmentation, the removal and replacement of implants will also see swelling and bruising for a few weeks post treatment. Infection, bleeding (haematoma), seroma, delayed healing, loss of nipple, poor scarring and asymmetry are infrequent risks.

The procedure may incur a period of 2 weeks recovery time to allow for successful healing, and time off work may be required. Driving will be possible after 2 weeks. It may need up to 3 weeks before travelling abroad and up to 12 weeks before returning to the gym.


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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.



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  • Please read our website pages and blogs to learn more about your intended procedure.
  • All Surgery has risks and potential complications. Please read more about the risks of your surgery.

Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

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Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans or to request more information about the procedure, contact us.

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £130 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Secretary

Call Clare on 07538 012918 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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