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Breast Implant Removal And Uplift

Breast Implant Removal And Uplift

After breast implant surgery the scar surrounding the implant (capsule) can cause discomfort and / or cosmetic concerns. This usually happens 10 – 15 years after the initial breast augmentation, and is a natural process. After this time the implants may be replaced, however not all women still feel the desire to enhance the size of the breasts. Breast implants removal surgery is sought for several reasons:

Age – breast implants may not be as important to a more mature woman. Also, the breasts can change in size naturally as a woman gets older;

Changes in weight – this can influence the size and shape of the breasts, which can also affect the way the implant sits in the breast.

Medical conditions – In some cases a person needs to have their implants removed for a medical reason, such as: if a cancer is suspected or found, if capsular contracture has formed (when scar tissue encases the implant) or there is a problem with the actual implant itself.

Breast Implant Removal And Uplift Procedure

Miss Breahna will always begin the treatment process by carrying out a full and thorough consultation, where she will discuss your concerns before examining your breasts. She will also give advice on how best to prepare for the surgery, as well as what to expect during your recovery.

The surgery itself is often carried out under a general anaesthetic – so you will be asleep throughout. Miss Breahna will then aim to make incisions where the original cuts were made. The breast implant is removed with the surrounding capsule where possible. The surgery is more complex than the original insertion of implants and requires drains, post-operatively.

In some cases breast enlargement has caused skin to become stretched, making the breasts appear to sag once the implants have been removed. This can be addressed with a breast uplift at the same time as breast implant removal to put the remaining breast volume back on top of the breast wall. Breast uplift can reshape the breast and give some upper pole fullness, avoiding a very deflated look. Breast lift scars are anchor-shaped; around the areola, vertical below the areola and in the breast fold.

Benefits Of Breast Implant Removal And Uplift

Breast implant removal can have a number of benefits, other than to achieve a more desirable size. Removing the implants can often relieve any discomfort that may have built up over time, especially if the implants have moved in position or capsular contracture has developed. Women who are over 50 are often asked to attend regular breast screening, and although technology has become more advanced, it may help to view the results of a mammogram in breasts that do not have implants.

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Frequently asked questions

If you were found to be suitable to have the implants inserted, then you would also be suitable to have them removed. In some cases this procedure is chosen by the patient as the need for enlarged breasts has changed, in other cases it has been advised by a doctor.

This procedure is very safe and Miss Breahna will always take great care of you during the entire procedure, including before and after surgery.

Surgery is a painful experience but every step is taken to minimise your discomfort. The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic and a course of pain relief will be administered for the few weeks that follow.

Your breasts will be red, swollen and bruised in response to the surgery. These effects will often last for 4 – 6 weeks, and you will be given some post-operative advice to ensure you heal effectively. Surgery will also leave behind some scarring. However, with carefully placed incisions and caring for your wounds sufficiently often produces discreet scarring that will fade over time.

Recovery may take around 4 weeks. After this time the swelling should have significantly reduced and you should generally feel much more comfortable. It is important to take it easy as your body heals, only resuming normal activity levels when it is comfortable to do so.


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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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