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Breast Implants

Procedure Overview

Anaesthetic Syringe
Anaesthesia
General Anaesthetic
Hospital Stay
Hospital Stay
Daycase or 1 Overnight Stay
Procedure Time
Procedure Time
1-3 Hours
Time off work
Time off work
1-2 Weeks
This patient had a mastopexy with implants previously with another surgeon but was unhappy with the resulting shape, high position of the implants and excess scarring around the right nipple area. The mastopexy to both breasts was redone to improve the shape of the breasts and the scarring, the implants were exchanged and positioned above the muscle and the scars were improved.
A 75-year-old lady with 35 years old implants. She was suffering from tightness, discomfort and distortion of the breasts due to capsular contracture around the implants. The old scars were used to remove the thick capsule and exchange the old ruptured implants with new round 250cc implants. After surgery, she had relief of her pain and the photos at 4 months show natural looking breasts with a better shape.

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Having a breast augmentation with silicone implants is a long-term commitment. There is a potential for capsular contracture, implant rupture and change in shape of the breast over time with ageing, all of which would require further surgery in the future. 

At your consultation, Miss Tadiparthi will spend time to go through what implant surgery you have had previously and understand your concerns regarding your breast size or shape. She will then perform a full assessment and go through the surgical options that would give you the best possible outcome. It is important that you have details from your previous surgery if available at the consultation as it can provide crucial information on the size and type of implants used, whether they were inserted above or under the muscle and also the technique used for any breast uplift surgery. Having the consultation letters and operation notes from your previous procedures ensures that you will get a better outcome from your redo surgery as it allows more planning e.g. ordering the correct implants, positioning of the implants in the breast pocket and surgical markings for redo uplift surgery.

Capsular Contracture

In women that have breast implants inserted, the breasts can change over time. The body forms a shell or lining around the implant which is called a ‘capsule’. All breast implants regardless of the brand, shape or size develop a capsule around them. However, in some patients, the capsule becomes hard and thick from scar tissue, and this is called ‘capsular contracture’. Capsular contracture can cause visible distortion of the breast shape or size leading to asymmetry and discomfort of the breast which requires further surgery.

The exact cause of capsular contracture is unknown. Factors such as, infection or collection of blood around the implant, smoking, pregnancy and have been suggested by research. Smooth breast implants have been associated with a higher rate of capsular contracture compared to textured implants. Miss Tadiparthi therefore uses Mentor textured implants which are known for their high quality and safety, and low rates of long-term capsular contracture and rupture.

Ruptured Breast Implants

Breast implants can rupture over time as the silicone shell degenerates. It may be obvious from the look and feel of the breast that the implant has ruptured. The breast may feel different in its consistency or the breast may appear smaller in shape or become swollen and painful. Some women may notice small lumps in their armpits called ‘silicone granulomas’, which is the body’s reaction to the rupture silicone gel. These granulomas only need to be removed with surgery if painful or causing problems.  

In some women, it may not be possible to determine whether an implant is intact and so an ultrasound or MRI may be needed to confirm whether the implant is ruptured. 

There is no fixed time period as to how long breast implants can remain in the body. Therefore, implants do not need to be removed or exchanged unless the implants have ruptured or surgery is being performed for capsular contracture or to alter the size or shape of the breast.

Breast Implant Removal and Implant Redo Surgery

Over time, the shape of the breasts following augmentation or mastopexy (breast uplift) can change and further surgery may be required. If you have had a breast augmentation or breast uplift with another surgeon and are unhappy with the result, surgery to revise the size and shape of the breast, or position of the nipple area may be possible. Miss Tadiparthi will go through your concerns regarding your breasts, perform a thorough examination and use the information from your previous procedure if available, and discuss the surgical options that would give the best result. 

Other Breast Changes after Augmentation

There may be differences between your breasts following breast implants e.g. shape, position of implants. Surgery may be possible to improve the appearance of your breasts.

Following augmentation, the implants can remain high on the chest (especially if the implants have been positioned under the muscle in the original procedure), while the breast descends with ageing and gravity. In such cases, the implants are repositioned above the muscle if there is adequate breast tissue coverage and a breast uplift may be required. 

If a large implant is used and the skin and tissues of the breast are not firm enough to support the implant. The lower part of the breast skin becomes stretched and the nipple appears relatively high in position. This can be referred to as ‘bottoming out’ and it may be seen after breast augmentation, breast uplift, or breast reduction surgery. 

I no longer want to have breast implants. What can be done?

Some women may have had breast augmentation at a younger age and no longer wish to have breast implants. It such cases, the implants can be removed along with most of the capsule around the implant. If required, a breast uplift procedure (mastopexy) can be performed to bring together the remaining breast tissue, reshape it and create a smaller, more uplifted breast.

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If you're considering cosmetic surgery then you have come to the right doctor! This surgery has changed my life and I will forever be grateful. Ms Tadiparthi is professional, honest and the best at what she does!

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I recently had a breast augmentation with Miss Tadiparthi and am very happy. I was a very vocal client with very particular requests.

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I had an abdominoplasty 7 days ago, carried out by Miss Tadiparthi. I am ecstatic with my results and my transformation is incredible. I highly recommend Miss Tadiparthi and her team, she has listened to me and I have felt looked after throughout the process. I found her very honest and calming. I would not hesitate to use her skills in the future. Thank you very much!

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Couldn't be happier with my choice of surgery and this company. Miss Tadiparthi was very friendly, approachable and professional. Her PA has also been very helpful and quick answer any questions I had. The procedure has hugely improved my confidence. Very happy!

Breast Augmentation Patient, May 2022.

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I am so happy with the outcome of this procedure. My family and friends have all commented on how good they look and would love to get it done themselves. I would not hesitate in recommending Miss Tadiparthi as she really put me at ease and explained everything. It's the best decision I made and I have no regrets whatsoever.

Upper Eyelid Skin Removal (Upper Blepharoplasty), February 2022.

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Miss Tadiparthi provided me with the utmost professionalism pre, during and post surgery. At each encounter I felt she listened carefully, taking my concerns and wishes on board but ultimately giving frank and objective advice. I am thankful …….that I chose to go with Miss T for my procedures. I felt confident in contacting her very efficient secretary should I have had any concerns at any stage. I didn’t have any however because the care and advice was consistently excellent and importantly I was 100% confident I was in safe hands. Thanks Miss T and team.

Liposuction Tummy, February 2022.

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I am very happy that I chose Miss Tadiparthi …… I am delighted with the result. She explained the procedure very clearly to me and was very patient to answer any questions or concerns I had both pre and post op. She has a very caring and down to earth manner that put me at ease and I felt very safe and cared after in her hands. She did an excellent neat job and I have healed perfectly with no issues. I highly recommend Miss Tadiparthi.

Breast Reduction Patient, January 2022.

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I had a keloid from an earlobe piercing which became quite big! Dr. Tadiparthi was extremely welcoming and professional. You can barely see any signs of the keloid! I'm super happy with the outcome

Scar Revision/Keloid Removal, January 2022.

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I was very worried about the post operative scar that the procedure might leave, but Dr Tadiparthi explained the procedure in detail and made me feel reassured. I felt I was in the safest pair of hands. The wound has now healed well and I'm very happy with results. The Doctor was extremely professional, informative from consultation through to the procedure and post operative follow-ups. I'm thankful to the Doctor and her amazing team and have no hesitation in recommending Miss Sujatha Tadiparthi to anyone based on my experience.

Cyst Removal, January 2022.

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Sujatha was very caring as I was extremely nervous about the procedure. Sujatha talked through everything that she was going to do and made sure I was completely happy before going ahead. Everything was fine and went really well. I am so happy with the result and wish I had done it a lot sooner.

Lipoma Removal, November 2021.

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Dr Sujatha Tadiparthi is a lovely person and a kind and skilled Dr. If ever I had any similar problems I would definitely go to Dr Tadiparthi, she didn't make me feel embarrassed about using her medical skills to deal with what in the scheme of things was a small problem. But it mattered to me and she did understand that. I came away feeling that everything was sorted kindly, swiftly, practically and safely. Thank you Dr Tadiparthi and team. It was great to meet you.

Mole Removal, October 2021.

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I put a lot of time into researching a suitable surgeon. I saw reviews about Ms Tadiparthi and got in touch. Ms Tadiparthi is really down to earth, she's easy to talk to, she made me feel at ease and answered all my worries and concerns. She carried out the procedure and did amazing work. I am absolutely delighted with my breasts, I've a new found confidence….the scars are so neat ….. I couldn't recommend Ms Tadiparthi enough for a breast reduction, it took me years to pluck up the courage to do it and I knew from the first time I met her that I wanted her to carry out the procedure.

Breast Reduction, March 2022.

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