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Typically, patients will have their breast implants for around 10-15 years and then opt for an implant removal and reaugmentation procedure to replace them with new breast implants. This is due to the natural changes that the female body undergoes during this time, such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss and ageing.
Breast implant removal and reaugmentation is a surgical procedure in which a patient’s current breast implants are removed along with any internal scar tissue. The breast pocket is repaired, and the new implants are placed. This is typically carried out through the original incision in the breast crease to minimise further scarring.
Patients who consider implant removal and reaugmentation surgery are typically wanting to change their breast implants for one of the following reasons:
Every patient’s implant removal and reaugmentation journey is different, our specialist MYA surgeons will recommend the best implant size and placement for you based on your physical requirements, body shape, existing breast tissue and your desired result since your previous breast procedure.
Implant removal and reaugmentation procedures are performed under general anaesthetic and take between 1-2 hours in theatre. Depending on the surgeon’s recommendations and your personal preference, there’s an option to be a day case patient or stay overnight to recover in one of our MYA hospitals.
Patients should expect bruising and swelling to the breasts and surrounding areas and may experience tightness, discomfort and sensitivity following their procedure. Pain should subside after 7-14 days and pain relief will be prescribed to ease any discomfort.
MYA use the highest quality implants, by Mentor, a company owned by Johnson & Johnson, recognised as one of the world’s most trusted companies. Each breast implant’s outer layer is made of silicone and is filled with a cohesive gel that holds together uniformly and retains a natural give that best resembles breast tissue. It is not an issue if your previous breast implants were a different implant provider, your dedicated MYA surgeon will discuss the Mentor implants available to you in more detail during your consultation.
Here is a small selection of some of MYA's breast implant removal and re-augmentation. When you attend your initial eConsult, your eConsult Advisor will scan our exclusive MYA hub and find before and after photos that better match your current and desired implant size. Previous procedures not with MYA
with a MYA professional
My eConsult was so convenient and answered everything I needed. The eAdvisor was fantastic and I'm looking forward to my next appointment with the surgeon in person!
The first step of your journey is of course booking a FREE eConsult. Choosing MYA and being part of #MYAworld means we're there with you every step of the way!
Lauren Pope's Re-Augmentation
Alison's Breast Re-augmentation Journey
Rebecca's Reaug Story
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Rebecca's Surgical Story
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