Breast augmentation surgery remains the most common plastic surgery procedure to date. We all understand the importance of selecting a qualified, specialist plastic surgeon and reputable, licensed clinic. However, most patients don’t realise that the choice of breast implant is a very important decision – perhaps even more important than the surgeon or the clinic. [...]
As with most good things in life, breast implants do not last forever. They come with an expiration date, deeming it necessary to have them either replaced or removed at some point Dr Nerina Wilkinson, plastic surgeon, reports on the common risks and complications that can occur when this factor is overlooked.
It is extremely important to confirm with your surgeon if they used PIP implants during your augmentation. They are the best person to give you advice. You will need to consult your plastic surgeon and undergo special investigations to confirm if the implant is still intact. Luckily in SA – very few surgeons actually used [...]
Breast augmentation remains one of the most common surgical procedures performed today and for my patients and myself probably one of the most rewarding. The recent health care scare involving PIP implants has therefore been disturbing and has highlighted again the subject of exactly “how safe are breast implants actually?”Late last year concerns about breast [...]
We have compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding our breast implant procedures, if you are concerned about the potential well being of your implants we have all the answers you need to know. IF I HAVE IMPLANTS BUT THEY ARE NOT PIP – ARE THERE PROBLEMS WITH ANY OTHER BRANDS? No reasons for [...]
In the past rupture (where there may be a hole in the shell of the implant) was a common problem seen by many plastic surgeons. However modern implants are much less likely to do this as the quality of the outer shell of the implants has improved and the inner gel is more cohesive (ie [...]