Breast Implant Removal (Explant Surgery)
When breast implants are implanted into the body, they are recognised by the body as foreign. The bodies immune system produces scar tissue or a capsule that surrounds the implant. This capsule is a living, active membrane which is called a biofilm where the bodies immune cells and bacteria are found.
Breast Implants Removal/Enbloc/Breast Lift
These cells may cause chronic inflammation which can result in pain, swelling and hardness of the breasts.
A low grade lymphoma of the capsule called ALCL is a rare complication and Breast Implant Illness where patients experience systemic problems of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia , brain fog and many others may occur in a small subset of susceptible woman.
The Lotus Institute and Dr Widdowson have extensive experience with breast implant complications .These include implant rupture, capsular contracture, ALCL, capsulitis ( inflammation of the capsule ) and Breast Implant Illness.
Where indicated by the patients problems, a total removal of the capsule and implants with or without implant replacement in an en bloc technique can be performed.
All tissues are sent for extensive pathology investigations.
Attention is then drawn to reshaping the breast which may include uplift (mastopexy) .
The important aspect of the technique is to perform a TOTAL capsulectomy (capsule removal) to allow the body and chest pocket to start afresh and allow the immune system to heal and reset itself.
Dr Widdowson and the Lotus Institute staff treat their patients with breast implant complications with their usual care, compassion , and skill.
They also offer the latest techniques in breast implantation insertion with the most modern breast implants with smooth and nanotextured implants.
Breast Implant Images
Below are images of actual implants, post-removal.