Breast Implant Exchange
Before Breast Implant Exchange Surgery
During your initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your health and explain the surgical technique he feels will be best for you based on your breasts and skin tone. If your breasts are sagging, he may also advise an uplift procedure. Your initial consultation is also the time for you to discuss the results you are looking for, including the risks and the size of breast you are looking for. This is an issue you want to think through carefully as a very large augmentation won't look natural and may cause rippling of the skin in the sides of the breast. It's very important that you be totally frank with your surgeon about your expectations and the goals you want to achieve – and equally important that your surgeon be frank with you about your alternatives and the plusses and minuses of each. Mr Uppal will try and give you the best result possible as each person is different and he will plan the surgery to tailor make it just for you.
You should expect some discomfort during the first one or two days after your surgery , especially when you move around or cough. However you'll be up and about within hours. Mr Uppal and the anaesthetic team will prescribe pain relief to lessen your discomfort. You'll be most comfortable if you continue wearing a sports bra like the one you were fitted with after your surgery around the clock for the first two or three weeks as your bruising subsides. Surgical drains are usually not used but if so they are removed the same or next day. All your stitches are dissolvable they will not need removal either. Should a small amount of stitch be visible it may be cut short or simply left in place until it dissolves. Most ladies go home on the same day or some stay overnight in hospital. It is advisable to take a week off work to recover but there is no reason why you cannot go back to work sooner if you feel comfortable to do light duties such as in some offices. Full recovery takes about 2 weeks.