Excerpt  from the e-book Explant-ology 

How you may look after your surgeon removes your breast implants is hard to pinpoint exactly. Every person’s surgery results are different due to various factors from the way the implants were inserted to differences in breast tissue.

Firstly your breast tissue may be displaced from the implants being in your body and you may even see a caved in area on your chest. This is caused by the implants continual pressure on the chest wall.  Everyone is different and we all heal at different rates. Remember that your tummy shrunk back after having babies and so will your breasts. You need to be kind to yourself and realise that it will take time, and by time I mean this healing process can takes months. At the time of writing this it has been over four years since my explant surgery and I love the way I look and feel. Remember that your tummy shrunk back after having babies and so will your breasts.

The first few days after explanting can be really hard on you emotionally and physically. I remember coming home from hospital in a daze.

You will be sore after your surgery and may be experiencing the after effects of the anaesthetic, some women cope better than others with anaesthetics. If you are one of the unlucky ones, then you best be prepared for a bloated belly and loads of wind. I honestly felt like the ‘Michelin Man’ for days with a belly full of gas and a thumping head. My incisions were tender but not too bad, some women experience much more pain in the first week than I did.

I used sanitary napkins as padding to protect against the pressure of the bra where my incisions were under my breasts. As my implants were large my incisions are a bit over 9 cm long. The first four days after my surgery were spent resting then I was straight back to work.

The first time you look in the mirror can be heartbreaking for some women; it is something that no one can prepare you for as no one can tell for sure what you will look like. Trust me that what you think looks terrible; another woman would be ecstatic to look like. I insisted in seeing myself straight after surgery before the bandages were put on.

Your skin may be stretched and look wrinkly. Mine was after my explant surgery but take heart as most ladies see this changing and improving in a matter of days while others report it can take weeks to months. My breasts looked like a balloon that had been inflated for a week then had the let out!!

You may also experience skin flaking/peeling after explanting and this is all a very normal part of the healing process, mine was falling off like I had boob dandruff of monumental proportions so I did some dry skin brushing. You may also experience minor complications ranging from rashes, swelling and soreness to the more seriousness of a hematoma. It is best to be hyper vigilant and seek medical advice if you are in doubt about anything.

Your breasts will change almost daily; I found it helpful to take pictures daily for the first week, then weekly for the first month, and then monthly for the first year. Yes another sign of my obsessive nature but really helpful in my emotional healing process. I was able to see subtle changes happening in my breasts well into the beginning of the second year.

When you had breast implants your nipples may have looked larger than they did prior. Post Explant Most ladies find that their nipples shrink back very quickly.

You will find that in most cases as the breast tissue firms up your nipples will once again start to stick out. You may have experienced numbness or loss of sensation with your breast implants, after explant many ladies report that they experience the return of full sensation to their nipples and the numbness below the nipples to the breast crease disappears.

After Exlantation your breasts may seem deflated, especially in the upper portions. Over a period of several months the skin will also retract, or tighten up. To what extent both of these will happen are dependent on how large your implants are, how long you have had them, and the quality of your skin and tissues. Massage also plays a large part of this healing process.

Read more here Explant-ology 

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I have put together the following tips for making life easier both before and after your explant surgery.


Things you will need to purchase in advance:


  • Triangle pillow for sleeping
  • Sports bras or compression bras
  • Mulu Organics Scar Serum  or organic coconut oil or organic sesame oil for massage (once cleared by your surgeon)
  • Tissues
  • Wet ones/wet wipes/baby wipes
  • Phone credit (if you’re on Pre-paid)
  • Stool softener, as you may be constipated from the pain meds
  • Purchase probiotics
  • Fill prescriptions, eg contraceptive pill, pain meds
  • Buy gauze for dressing changes, vitamins and anything approved or requested by plastic surgeon.
  • Bottled water
  • Sanitary napkins (handy for placing over incisions in your bra to stop the bra rubbing)


Organise the following in advance:


  • Pre cook meals and shop in advance
  • Arrange someone to look after your children, school run etc
  • Make sure any prescription medications have been filled and are in a convenient location
  • Bedside table/tray to hold all the stuff you’ll need/want through the night including emergency phone numbers
  • Clothes that are easy to get on and off like comfy shorts, soft open front tops, singlets/tank tops that you can step into
  • Consider waxing legs/underarms before Surgery
  • Have eyelashes tinted (so you don’t need to apply mascara
  • Braid hair, or at least have bands to pull it back
  • Make your bed with fresh sheets and pillow cases
  • Do the laundry.
  • Clean the house
  • Do the dishes
  • Position food in pantry and fridge at lower levels to avoid above head reaching
  • Keep a plastic bucket nearby (anaesthesia and medications can make you nauseous)
  • Wash your hair


* Things for your bedside table –

  • Chap stick for dry lips
  • Emergency phone numbers
  • Tissues
  • Medications
  • Bottled water
  • Vix vapour rub or similar product for relief from stuffy nose
  • Mouthwash
  • Bucket beside the bed
  • Glasses
  • Hair brush
  • Lemonade or ginger ale
  • Slippers beside the bed
  • Wet wipes/baby wipes


Remember all of are different and there are no hard and fast rules in what you will need. The items and hints listed here are suggestions I have made over the years and other women have found them useful or wished they had known these things in advance.


Let your body do its job in healing itself, your job is to be loving and  kind to yourself and keep hydrated while the healing takes place ♥


Breast implant removal surgery performed by Mr. Adrian Richards of Aurora clinics, without replacing the old breast implant with a new one. The patient decided to have her implants removed and not have them replaced with new ones, as she had sufficient breast tissue to still keep volume in the breasts.
For more information, or should you wish to book a free consultation with our specialist breast surgeon,
please call us on 01844 214362.

Lynne Hayes interviews Dr Susan Kolb: How many employees do your company have? When was your company founded, etc?

Dr Susan Kolb: Plastikos has 25 employees and was established in 1995 as a holistic surgery center incorporating many disciplines of alternative medicine and spiritual healing. Plastikos Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers a wide variety of procedures from our board certified plastic surgeons.  Plastikos Surgery Center is state licensed and holds the highest level of national accreditation (JCAHO) for an outpatient surgery center.

Lynne Hayes: What is your background?

Dr Susan Kolb: Dr. Kolb graduated from Johns Hopkins University and received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine. She completed her post-graduate education in plastic surgery and general surgery at Wilford Hall Medical Center. Specializing in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Kolb has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 1985 and was a founding diplomat of the American Board of Holistic Medicine in 2000. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Mechanics, American Holistic Medical Association and a Fellow of the American College of Mechanics. Dr. Kolb has been in private practice in the Atlanta area since 1988 and is also the founder of Plastikos Surgery Center. Dr. Kolb hosts a weekly radio program “Temple of Health” every Saturday from 12:00 pm-1:00pm on www.bbsradio.com, which offers a variety of informative topics on holistic and spiritual medicine as well as health and consciousness research. Susan Kolb, M.D., F.A.C.S., A.B.I.H.M., is the founder of Millennium Healthcare and Avatar Cancer Center. Dr. Kolb is a recognized authority on energy healing and spiritual medicine as well as one of Atlanta’s leading plastic surgeons. Dr. Kolb incorporates spiritual and integrative holistic medicine into her modern surgery practice.

Lynne Hayes: What does your work-day entail?

Dr Susan Kolb: We see women who are ill from defective breast Implants from all over the world, and treat them with surgery (explantation, abnormal axillary lymph nodes removal, chest wall cleanouts, breast lifts, and reconstructive breast surgery). We treat the immune, endocrine and neurological disorders and provide detoxification protocols designed for these specific problems including silicone, chemical and bio toxin detoxification as well as heavy metal detoxification and platinum detoxification. We also treat scleroderma, Raynaud’s syndrome, intracellular infections such as Lyme’s disease and mycoplasma, viral infections and other autoimmune diseases. We provide immune support including low dose naltrexone as well as immune supplements and supplements to help repair the neurological damage.

Lynne Hayes: How many breast Explant procedures and Capsulectomies do you do each year?

Dr Susan Kolb: between 200-250

Lynne Hayes: What is the most common complication you encounter with Explant surgery?

Dr Susan Kolb: Chest wall infections from prior bacterial or fungal contamination requiring additional treatments. Due to resistances which may form after treatment, changing antibiotics and antifungals is often necessary for a complete cure.

Lynne Hayes: Re after-care, do you prescribe any further treatments – medical or non-medical for after surgery? Eg medications / detox etc

Dr Susan Kolb: We provide post operative antibiotics (culture specific) and antifungals. Also detoxification protocols plus see #3 for additional areas treated. This office developed all silicone and breast implant detoxification protocols in existence.

Lynne Hayes: Do you have a newsletter or other way you keep in touch with your patients?

Dr Susan Kolb: Yes, we have monthly newsletter The Community Health Source as well as a explant specific newsletter which is emailed when new developments need to be communicated.

Lynne Hayes: Do you do any charity or nonprofit work? If yes please elaborate.

Dr Susan Kolb: Angel Explant is a nonprofit (501c3) corporation being established for the purpose of aiding women, who otherwise do not have the financial means, to obtain explantation and reconstruction procedures to remove foreign material and scar tissue and reconstruct deformities as a result of defective or infected breast Implants.  Monies from the nonprofit will go toward the surgery, medical and facility fees.  The cost of anesthesia fees, supplementsand travel expenses are covered by the patient.  Funds from Angel Explants are available for patients who do not have insurance benefits that cover surgery fees or patients who cannot afford their insurance copays for medical and surgical procedures. The procedures would be performed by surgeons at Plastikos Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, within their facility at Plastikos Surgery Center.  Medical care will be provided by doctors at Millennium Healthcare. The amount of coverage by Angel Explant would be dependent on the total cost of the covered procedures and the financial status of the patient. Angel Explant funds would be available to pay for the covered procedures either at 25%, 50%, 75%, or100%. Medical credit plans (Care Credit and I Financial) would be offered in order to cover expenses for anesthesia and supplements.

Lynne Hayes: What is an interesting story about a patient interaction you had?

Dr Susan Kolb: A patient with defective saline Implants had frequent anaphylaxic reactions which were life- threatening especially when she was hugged. After explant, analysis of the mold inside the implant, revealed penicillium and the patient was allergic to penicillin. The life-threatening reactions stopped after explanation and antifungal treatment.

Lynne Hayes: What do you think is poorly understood or unresolved within the area of breast implant removal? Why is this so?

Dr Susan Kolb: Virtually no other surgeons and most other doctors other than a few integrative holistic physicians understand that defective breast Implants are associated with bacterial, as well as fungal infections, intracellular infections due to a immune deficits, neurological, endocrine, and immune disruption, and a host of autoimmune diseases. We also see Raynaud’s syndrome, which is due to methyl ethyl ketone in the silicone shell depleting arginine in the patient, which causes a nitric oxide deficiency that results in cold, painful hands and feet.  We have extensive experience with these complications as well as their treatments where as other doctors do not understand causation or treatment.

Lynne Hayes: Does your business have an online presence on other social web spaces like: Facebook? Twitter? YouTube? etc. (If yes, please include links for us to share on your behalf)

Dr Susan Kolb: https://www.facebook.com/groups/DrKolbExplantPatients/?ref=br_tf


Dr. Susan Kolb discusses saline breast Implants


Dr. Susan Kolb discusses silicone breast Implants


Lynne Hayes: Are there any press releases or online mentions in any magazines, newspapers, or online articles that you would like to include in your article? (If yes, include the URL or links for us to share on your behalf)



Dr. Mercola Interviews Dr. Kolb About Breast Implants


Monsters Inside Me


People Magazine


Lynne Hayes: Are there any testimonials from clients that you would like to include in your article? (If yes, include the URL or links for us to share on your behalf)

Dr Susan Kolb: Testimonial from Senator Barbara Boxer:

Due to the efforts of the public relations company hired by Dow Corning in the 1990’s, most plastic surgeons have been conditioned to believe that breast Implants cause no problems including infection around the foreign body. Frequently any issue with breast Implants goes years without diagnosis as unfortunately other doctors are also ignorant of the problems breast Implants may cause. I was part of a PR campaign to counter this campaign in the early 1990’s. In a press conference in Washington D.C. which included several famous women who were sick from their breast Implants and Senator Barbara Boxer, we presented evidence nationally to counter the PR campaign that breast Implants do no harm. At the end of this televised campaign, Senator Barbara Boxer put her arm around me and said “My dear you are very brave”.

Patient testimonials are found at:


Lynne Hayes: What resources do you regard as essential to women considering explant surgery?

Dr Susan Kolb: The Naked Truth About Breast Implants by Susan Kolb, M.D., F.A.C.S., A.B.I.H.M.


Please see the foreword by Dr. Douglas Shanklin, a prominent silicone researcher, as well as the table of contents for the book.


Our Featured Mechanic this month is the amazing Dr Linda Huang MD

Join us as we get up close and personal with Linda.


Our Featured Mechanic this month, the amazing Dr Linda Huang MD.

Linda Huang, originally from Ohio, is a ‘Summa Cum Laude graduate of Yale College’. National Merit Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa. She went to Stanford Medical School, where the plastic surgery department was larger than the general surgery program.

The wide variety of challenging problems, and the smiles on the faces of patients who were happy to achieve the un-achievable, convinced her that the future was in plastics.

After medical school Doctor Huang returned to the east coast, married her college sweetheart, and did her first residency at Georgetown University. He, anxious not to be known as “the bum,” went to law school, clerked, joined a law firm and became a partner, all the while Doctor Huang was still doing her residencies. General surgery at Georgetown was a five-year program.

She was board certified in general surgery. After that, she headed to Duke University for her Plastic Surgery Fellowship, where she had the opportunity to work with a diverse and talented group of plastic surgeons, including Doctor Nicholas Georgiade, who literally wrote “The Book” on plastic surgery. She also completed a Microsurgery and Hand Fellowship in Louisville. Finally, much to her father’s relief, she started a practice in Denver, where her husband’s law firm had a small office.

Linda and her beloved dog JJ

Linda and her beloved dog JJ


Linda Huang is passionate about her work, most days she is starts work by 7am and doesn’t finish until 7pm, Dedicated and compassionate she tries to answer all her emails personally. Linda enjoys going to church regularly and fosters genuine caring relationships with all her patients. Linda went to Yale as an undergraduate, Stanford for medical school and then Georgetown and Duke for residencies, and has been in private practice in Denver since 1988.

I asked Linda to recount an interesting story about a patient interaction she had. She gave this response – “Over the years, I remember a group of three women, who found each other because of the breast implant problems they each shared.   They all had their implants removed, and remained firm friends for many years afterwards. Linda said “It was always so nice to receive a Christmas card from them each year celebrating”.

Linda’s surgery has seven staff, Teresa and Heather answer the phone, and can answer basic questions, and Catherine, Deb and Emily are all physician’s assistants/nurses who can answer a lot of the more medical based questions that patients may have.  Lorraine schedules the surgeries, and is a whiz at helping the patients who are from out of town.

I asked Linda what resources she regards as essential to women considering explant surgery. Linda Huang: “Explantinfo.com of course, and also Toxic Discovery.  Dr Huang said that she “still remembered Lynda Roth, who passed away,( the founder the Coalition of Silicone Survivors).  Lynda Roth was just so special to me”.

Over the years Linda has done well over 1,000 explants and counting….probably about fifty per year she said at a guess. Linda said “the most common complications I would encounter with explant surgery would happen post operatively.  Dents, indentions can occur, especially if the implants are super hard.  Imagine a bowling ball sitting on a sofa for twenty years; it would just leave an imprint there.   Well implants can do that to a breast, and leave an indention when they are removed.   This is MUCH more likely if the implants are hard or ruptured”.

Linda said “If there was one protocol that worked for detox for all patients everyone would use it, for everyone.   I feel there are a lot of different things out there, because everyone’s body and their reactions are slightly different just like each implant is different.  Different lot numbers, etc.   So I feel women just have to try a few different options sometimes to see what works best for them”.

Dr Huang in the media –

New York Times – January 17, 2008  by Natasha Singer

SKIN DEEP, Do My Breast Implants have a Warranty?, 

Dr Huang can be contacted here

Linda Huang, M.D.

1601 E 19th Ave.,

Suite 3150 Denver. CO 80218



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Linda’s husband Chuck and JJ


Explant tip – from when you first start thinking about explanting keep a medical journal that keeps the details about your treatment and care. Include information such as your list of questions (found here – http://explantinfo.com/explantinfo/before-you-explant/) medications prescribed, tests you receive and other important information provided by your health care team.

This is a key tip, especially for some women who experience brain fog that can accompany toxicity. There is NO way you can remember everything when you are ill. 


DDr. Heinrich is offering Stem Cell-enriched Autologous Fat Transfer.


Many women find the feeling of having a foreign body (silicone implants) implanted in them to be unpleasant or they suffer from complications (e.g., capsule fibrosis). Some of these patients want breast reconstructions with fillers made from their own body after removal of the silicone implants.


Breast augmentation/reconstruction with stem cell-enriched autologous fat is a natural alternative which we perform in patients from all around the world since early 2007. This gentle method allows patients to regain natural breast volume lost due to previous breast surgery.


For detailed information and before and after pictures of stem cell breast augmentation/reconstruction after explant surgery kindly check out our dedicated website:




Supposed stem cell breast augmentation/reconstruction after removal of silicone implants is of interest to your community we are at your disposal for further information.


Best regards from the Team at Ordination Clinic DDr. Heinrich®

+43 1 532 18 01




You will have until September 4 to upload the documents in www.lozanoblanco.com and participate in the french legal claim. If you have any questions please write to our email pipimplantsclaim@lozanoblanco.com

Call to the 500.000 women who have PIP implants around the world
to take part in the claim against the Notified Body TUV Rheinland

  • 1.514 women have already received a compensation of 3400 euros.
    • All the women who were compensated were represented by the law firm Lozano Blanco & Asociados.
    • The women who have or had PIP implants and did not participate in the last claim have a last chance in July 2014 to fight for their rights in the Court of commerce of Toulon, France.
    • 2.284 women in 24 countries have already taken part in the new claim, 12 of these women are from Australia
    • Friday June 27th is the deadline to register.
    Australia, June 13, 2014- The law firm Lozano Blanco & Asociados in alliance with the firms SCP Lienhard & Petitot and Laurent Gaudon calls upon the 500 thousand women from all over the world who have or had PIP “Poly Implant Prothèse” breast implants to participate in the claim that starts in July in the Court of commerce of Toulon, France.

Five hundred thousand women from 5 continents that were implanted with PIP implants for esthetic or reconstructive purposes and that either have the implants in their bodies or had them removed, have the chance to take part in the new claim against TÜV Rheinland, the notified body responsible for the certification of the implants’ quality.


To date 2.284 women from America, Europe, Asia and Australia have registered. 2.204 of those women are from Colombia, United States, Spain, and United Kingdom. 14 of these women are from Venezuela, 13 from Canada, 12 from Australia, 5 from Panama, 4 from Germany and 4 from Italy. In Argentina, Mexico, and Ecuador 3 women have registered. In Chile, Holland, Switzerland and France we have 2 women registered. We have one women registered in each of the following countries: Peru, Turkey, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Aruba, Denmark, Austria, Arab Emirates, Israel, Japan and Cambodia.


June 7 marks two years since we learned the risk for the 5000.000 women who had PIP breast implants for esthetic or reconstructive purposes.
According to the French national security agency –AFSSAPS- the examinations performed in 2010 to the samples of PIP implants showed that the gel filling was not equivalent to the one described by the manufacturer when they obtained the necessary permits. Although the Gel in the implants is obtained from raw silicon materials it does not fulfill the minimum standards to be used in human bodies.

The main consequence of this technical defect is that PIP implants have a rupture rate of 25-30% while most breast implants have rates of 2-15%. In case of rupture of the PIP implants the substance produces skin irritations.


In November 14 of last year the law firm Lozano Blanco & Asociados, obtained a historical first ruling in the Court of commerce of Toulon, France in favor of the women with PIP implants.

The French high court ruled against the German firm TÜV Rheinland, responsible for the certification of the implants. The Tribunal considered that they were negligent in the fulfillment of their obligation to control the quality of PIP implants. Thus, they were required to pay an initial compensation of 3.400 Euros to each of the 1.514 petitioners.

The women who have PIP implants and did not participate in the 2013 process have a last chance in July 2014 to participate in a new claim against TUV Rheinland. The Court of commerce of Toulon, France gave a new opportunity to the 500.000 woman afflicted by these implants to participate in the claim.

TÜV Rheinland is a German company that certifies many products from medical devises to nuclear plants. This enterprise was founded in 1872 and employs over 17.200 people in 65 different countries. According to the Court of commerce of Toulon TUV failed its obligation to oversee the process of fabrication and the quality of the implants produced by the company Poly Implant Prothesè. This allowed the malfunctioning implants to be distributed around the world.

Lawyer Nathalie Lozano, founding partner of Lozano Blanco & Asociados law firm who has accompanied women affected by PIP implants since the beginning claims that ”it has been very satisfactory to honor the confidence of the 1514 women who trusted us with the payment of the first compensation. Although it seemed nearly impossible, the facts, evidence, and the tenacity and hard work of the team made it possible. With this positive result we are opening a door to all the women in the world to fight for recognition and compensation as victims of this atrocious and inhumane action that changed their life’s forever”.

The law firm Lozano Blanco & Asociados in alliance with the firms SCP Lienhard & Petitot and Laurent Gaudon with headquarters in Paris, Cannes and Strasbourg became the first law firm to accomplish concrete results for such a significant group of women from all over the world and furthermore has opened the possibility for them to claim their rights.


Those interested can visit http://www.pip-implant-claim.com where they can complete the registration process. For further information please email pipimplantsclaim@lozanoblanco.com September 4th 2014 is the deadline to register

About Lozano Blanco & Asociados:
Lozano Blanco & Asociados is a Colombian law firm with over eight years of experience in the legal practice. Since February 2012 Lozano Blanco & Asociados has been working with women who have or had PIP implants seeking for legal solutions to their problems. Nathalie Lozano Blanco, founding partner of the firm, is a lawyer with a significant trajectory of over 20 years of experience. This law firm has been awarded as the best class actions firm by international publications like Corporate International and Global Law Experts Practice Award.

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From speaking to implant manufacturers in the UK, we estimate that around 30-40,000 women a year receive breast implants.  A hugely significant number, but one that is difficult to verify as there is currently no registry for patients undergoing breast enlargement.


The Keogh report, released in the wake of the PIP implant scandal, recommended the creation of such a registry as a safeguard for future patients, and it’s an idea we wholeheartedly agree with.




There is, after all, a registry for other prosthesis – artificial knees and hips, for example. But as these are more ‘medical’ than cosmetic, it seems that breast implants are not considered to fall into the same bracket, and therefore do not warrant their own registry.


The rise of explantation


While the number of women choosing to undergo breast enlargement is going up year on year, there has also been a steady increase in women seeking to remove their implants. And it’s a pattern that looks to be gaining momentum as time goes on.


At Aurora Clinics, we have personally seen a 97% increase in implant removal surgeries in the last 12 months.


Here are the main reasons we hear from women seeking to remove their implants:


  1. Concern about the integrity of their implants – particularly in the wake of the PIP scandal. At our clinics, we have treated 557 patients seeking removal of their PIP implants since 2012. Of these, 23% (128 patients)decided not to replace them. It seems the PIP scandal has made many women understandably reluctant to have breast implants in their bodies, even if they may not have received PIPs themselves.


  1. They feel their body ‘habitus’ has changed over time, and they no longer need implants. Most women develop more breast tissue naturally after the menopause, and with the combination of implants and increased natural tissue, they feel their breasts are now too big for their frame.


  1. Some women develop capsules around their implants and seek removal without replacement so the issue does not recur. The severity of capsular contracture is categorised with  ‘Baker Grades’, running from Grade I (soft and looks natural), to Grade IV (hard, painful and looks abnormal). Your surgeon will be able to tell you where you fall on the scale – usually Grades III and IV require surgery.


  1. Younger women may be thinking about starting a family and are concerned about breastfeeding with implants.


  1. And many more mature women have told us frankly that they don’t want to die with their implants. They may have received their implants as long ago as the 1960s or 1970s and feel they are no longer appropriate for a woman of their age.


Is explantation right for you?


The average age of women seeking implant removal at our clinics is 42.3 years old – which seems an unlikely age, but makes sense in the context of many of the women being post-menopausal (50-plus) and many of them considering imminent motherhood (mostly in their 20s and 30s).


One of the main worries our patients express when they are thinking about the procedure is whether they will be left with loose and sagging skin due to the loss of volume. And this may be something in the back of your mind.


But the fact is that the skin retracts very well. For a week or so after surgery, the area can look a little ‘empty’, but eventually it recovers well – our patients are generally very pleasantly surprised.


If you are concerned about being left with droopiness to your breasts, remodelling of the tissue (in the form of an uplift) can happen at the time of explant if necessary – but in most cases this is not needed. Less than 50% of the patients we see who think they will need a breast uplift actually require one.


And finally – 5 things to consider


If you’re thinking about going ahead with explantation, here are our 5 most important factors to consider:


  1. Do you need an en bloc removal, including the implant and capsule? Or should you remove the implant and leave the capsule to preserve as much tissue as possible? If the capsule is thin and pliable, there is usually nothing wrong with leaving it. If it is thickened and hard, it is best to remove it.


  1. Which incision to use? Usually surgeons like to use the same one the implants were inserted through. However, it’s important to note that if it was via the armpit, a capsulectomy cannot be performed through this incision.


  1. Should you have an uplift at the same time? Do you really need one, or is your skin likely to recover? Your surgeon will be able to advise.


  1. Is it safe to leave your implants in? Generally 15 years is the time to consider removal to guard against bursting or rupture, if this is the reason you are thinking about explantation surgery.


  1. Is your surgeon experienced in explanting? Do your research and find someone who performs the procedure on at least 50 patients a year – and is a member of at least one of the highest professional bodies in the UK – for example, BAPRAS, BAAPS etc.



If you would like any more information about explantation, or would like to arrange a free consultation to speak to one of our surgeons at Aurora Clinics, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01324 578290 or email info@aurora-clinics.co.uk





Women get breast implants for so many different reasons. Those reasons can be to enhance what we see as flaws in our body, to please our partner, for work reasons, the list can go on and on. The truth is breast implant surgery is one of the mostly commonly performed procedures in the world.


A good understanding surgeon is paramount in the healing process, both physically and emotionally. Your surgeon will be one of your major sources of support during this time so be sure you have chosen a surgeon who you have a connection with.


How you look after your surgeon removes your breast implants is hard to pinpoint exactly. Every person’s surgery results are different; these differences can be due to varying factors, eg the way the implants were inserted or differences in breast tissue. In my vast experience I can reassure you that your results will improve with time, many ladies see a huge improvement in the look of their breasts in as little as a few weeks.


Firstly your breast tissue may be displaced from the implants being in your body and you may even see a caved in area on your chest. This is caused by the implants continual pressure on the chest wall.  Everyone is different and we all heal at different rates. You need to be kind to yourself and realise that it will take time, and by time I mean the healing process can takes months.


Weeks will pass quickly and the changes will astound you, you will amaze in your bodies residence and ability to recover from the things we put it through. Gallery found here


I explanted in October of 2010, my results were less than pleasing for the first few weeks but as time passed and my body healed from the trauma, my breasts sprang back into shape nicely. I am not going to lie to you here; my breasts looked horrible on the day of my explant surgery. I was horrified, but not once did I give up the hope that I would look ‘normal’ again.


Define normal….there is no ‘normal’.  Each and every woman is unique and beautiful, but so many of us just don’t see our own beauty. There are so many external influences bombarding us with how we are ‘supposed to look’.

Who gave the media the right to dictate to any of us how we should look?

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