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Breast Implant Removal

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Understanding Breast Implant Removal and Exchange

Breast implant removal involves taking out the existing implant, while implant exchange surgery is about swapping it with a new one. All breast implants, whether filled with silicone or saline, have a limited lifespan. The newer silicone implant designs have improved longevity, but the older saline implants couldn’t guarantee the same. This is why breast implant removal or exchange is a popular cosmetic procedure in Dubai.

Dr. Yasser Khattab, an experienced surgeon in this field, explains that breast implant issues typically arise around 10 to 15 years after the initial augmentation surgery. The latest sixth-generation Motiva implants have decreased these issues. Still, you might opt for breast implant removal for various reasons and enhance your results using different breast augmentation techniques, which we’ll discuss below.

When to Consider Breast Implant Removal or Exchange?

Breast augmentation, often known as a “boob job” or augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure that boosts breast volume and changes breast shape. It’s a highly sought-after procedure, with around 1.7 million performed worldwide each year. The best part is, breast augmentation is fully customizable, offering various options for implant brands, sizes, shapes, profiles, and textures. Many women who undergo this surgery experience boosted self-confidence and an improved physical appearance that complements their body.

Situations for Breast Implant Removal or Exchange

There are several instances when you might consider breast implant removal or exchange:

  1. Implant Leakage or Rupture: If the implant breaks or leaks.
  2. Capsular Contraction: If the tissue around the implant tightens.
  3. Changes in Breast Shape: If the breasts change shape over time.
  4. Implant Wrinkles or Ripples: If the implant develops unevenness.
  5. Implant Positioning Shift: If the implants move from their original position.
  6. Scar Tissue Hardening: If scar tissues around implants become painful.
  7. Unsatisfactory Results: If you’re unhappy with the initial augmentation outcome.
  8. Life Changes: After pregnancy, hormonal shifts, or weight changes.
  9. Infection: In rare cases, infection might occur years after the surgery.
  10. Personal Choice: If you simply wish to have the implants removed.

Each individual’s situation is unique, and consulting with a qualified professional like Dr. Yasser Khattab can help you decide whether breast implant removal or exchange is the right choice for you.

Exploring Breast Implant Revision Surgery

If you’ve had a breast augmentation before and now want to make changes, there are various options available for breast implant revision surgery. These options ensure improved breast contours and can be considered safe for the years ahead. Dr. Yasser Khattab is an experienced professional, especially skilled in performing the following types of breast implant removal or exchange surgeries in Dubai.

Breast Implant Removal Surgery

Some women who got breast implants at a young age may find that their breast size becomes oversized after pregnancies or with age. Professionals who underwent augmentation for specific career-related requirements might wish to remove the implants after that phase. In such cases, a straightforward breast implant removal surgery is often enough to address their concerns.

This procedure might also include a capsulectomy, which removes the tissue capsule that sometimes forms around the implant, causing discomfort.

Breast Implant Removal & Reaugmentation Through Fat Transfer

For those who want to avoid implants entirely due to pregnancy, weight changes, or personal preferences, fat transfer is a common alternative for revised breast augmentation. The surgeon takes a precise amount of fat from other areas using body jet liposuction before the implant removal process. This fat is then carefully transferred to the breasts to achieve a more naturally enhanced size and shape. This option works best for individuals with less saggy skin and good tone.

Breast Implant Exchange Surgery

If you’re considering a different implant size, shape, or type, breast implant exchange, also called reaugmentation surgery, might be suitable. It’s also recommended if your existing implant experiences issues like rupture, leakage, or wrinkling, affecting breast shape. Dr. Yasser Khattab can assist you in selecting the right new implants based on your specific concerns and desired outcome.

Breast Implant Removal & Breast Lift

For some women who decide to remove implants after a number of years or at a certain age, the breasts may appear deflated and saggy. A breast lift can help in such cases. The surgeon lifts the breast skin, tightening the existing tissues and restoring a more youthful contour.

If you’re ready to bid farewell to implants and embrace your natural breasts, Dr. Yasser Khattab highly recommends considering this procedure for a rejuvenated appearance.

Preparing for Breast Implant Removal: Your Journey with Dr. Yasser Khattab

If you’re considering breast implant removal, Dr. Yasser Khattab ensures that your desire for balanced and harmonious outcomes is taken into account. During your consultations, he will assist you in choosing the suitable implant type, its positioning, and various aspects of the procedure. Your current breast size, shape, and nipple position will all be taken into consideration.

To accurately determine your new breast size, Dr. Yasser Khattab uses Motiva’s breast implant sizers. These wearable implants allow you to explore different sizes and shapes, providing a tangible feel for potential results. Additionally, specialized 3D Crisalix imaging can help you visualize the potential outcomes.

Dr. Yasser Khattab is here to support you throughout the decision-making process. You’re encouraged to have as many consultations as you need to feel confident about your choices, whether it’s about breast implant sizes or the preplanned procedures.

Undergoing Revision Surgery: The Procedure Simplified

If you’re considering revision surgery, the duration can vary from 30 minutes to 2 hours, and a short hospital stay may be necessary. No matter the initial breast implant type or augmentation approach, the revision process typically involves these steps:

Step 1: Anesthesia

Revision surgeries are conducted under general anesthesia, ensuring you’re asleep throughout the procedure.

Step 2: Incision Placement

Dr. Yasser Khattab’s approach prioritizes minimal scarring. He often utilizes the previous incision scars or strategically chooses new locations within the breast creases.

Step 3: Implant Removal or Replacement

Through the incisions, the implants are removed. In simple implant removal, the natural breast tissues are repositioned. For more complex procedures, such as reaugmentation or capsulectomy, the surgeon performs the necessary adjustments, like forming a new implant pocket beneath the chest muscle.

Step 4: Closing Up

Once the desired changes are made, the incisions are meticulously closed, ensuring proper healing.

Frequently Asked Questions AboutBreast Implant Removal and Exchange Surgery in Dubai

Certainly, breast implant removal without replacement is a valid option. Whether you’ve experienced changes in life, body shape, or simply no longer desire implants, Dr. Yasser Khattab can help you achieve your desired outcome.

Several reasons might lead someone to consider breast implant revision. These include implant leakage, wrinkling, position change, dissatisfaction with initial results, and pregnancy-related changes.

Yes, fat transfer is a viable alternative to replacing implants. Dr. Yasser Khattab offers this technique, where fat is taken from other areas of your body and used to naturally enhance your breast size and contours.

Recovery times can vary depending on the extent of the procedure. Generally, you can expect several days to a week of rest before resuming light activities. Full recovery, including returning to more strenuous activities, can take several weeks.

Dr. Yasser Khattab employs careful incision techniques to minimize scarring. Scars typically fade over time and are strategically placed to be less visible. The specific location and extent of scars will depend on your individual case and the type of procedure performed.

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Dr. Yasser Khattab's Expertise in Cosmetic Surgery

Saril Ali
Saril Ali
Dr Yasser is a surgeon with exceptional skills and unwavering dedication. One of the few plastic surgeons who not only specializes in hand surgery but also in paediatric plastic surgery with a compassionate approach.
Dr Yasir Khattab is an excellent hand and plastic surgeon. I have referred many complicated cases with an outstanding outcome .
Yaser Elgazzar
Yaser Elgazzar
Excellent experienced surgeon Highly recommended
Abed Ajaj
Abed Ajaj
One of the best surgeon in uae committed and honest with the patient
Hanna G
Hanna G
I was treated by dr Yasser few times and always was very happy with his attitude to patient. His diagnoses were always explained and plan for treatment was clearly stated.. Another experience was as doctor , colleague working with dr Yasser. I consider him as an excellent surgeon, very skilled, very modest and always very polite and respectful to all staff in OT.. Definitely I would recommend dr Yasser as a plastic, reconstructive surgeon.. Extremely skilled in surgical procedures like fractures or injuries of hand including construction of damaged nerves..
Randa Chad
Randa Chad
Dr. Yasser is very professional and helpful in all medical matters. Highly recommend if you have any issue in hand / plastic surgeries!
Olimpia Carmen
Olimpia Carmen
Excellent doctor, professional and empathetic with his patients, always in top with his expertise in his field, very respected by colleagues surgeons and any medical professional. His opinion counts, and he is trusted in all medical decisions taken, for the best of his patients. His hands are having healing powers, as well as his words of encouragement, support and guidance.
Neeb Aoun
Neeb Aoun
Dr Yasser has been an amazing surgeon. He has been welcoming and listened to my concerns and diagnosed the problems correctly and this helped improve my symptoms. I really wish best for this doctor.
Grace Salazar
Grace Salazar
Dr. Yasser Khattab, is extremely professional: he takes time to listen and to explain. I can tell he truly cares about his patients, his services are highly recommended.

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