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Dr Christopher Chui is a plastic surgeon and registered medical practitioner in Singapore and Australia. In 2001, he graduated from the University of Melbourne and moved to Singapore for surgial training, completing rotations in General Surgery, Paediatric Surgery, Orthpaedic Surgery, Urology, Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery. In 2006, he became a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK, and six years later, was appointed as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (Plastic Surgery).
Dr Chui was trained in craniomaxillofacial trauma and rhinoplasty during his Health Manpower Development Plan (HMDP) fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Hannover, Germany and Stuttgart, Germany. Beyond that, his interest lies in autologous breast reconstruction, rhinoplasty, facial cosmetic surgery and cosmetic breast and body contouring. For breast reconstruction, his personal belief is that in order to create an authentic product, one should use one’s own tissues wherever applicable.
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Thanks for your question. It would be great if you knew the details of your surgery such as the type of implant and whether they were put over or under the muscle. You will need to decide whether you want to remove the capsule or not and think about whether you would like other procedures done at the same time such as areolar reduction, breast lift, replacement breast implants or augmentation with fat grafting. The cost of your explant procedure will vary depending on your previous implants and whether you want or need any other additional procedures. Hope this helps.
Thank you for your question. If the capsule is soft and not calcified it can be left alone. Having said that, I do find that there is a slightly higher risk of seroma if the capsule is left intact compared to removing it. Some patients prefer to remove all of the capsule. This is certainly possible. I find it easier to do it in an enbloc manner, meaning the entire capsule and implant are removed as one piece. However, doing this will usually mean it has to be done through a larger scar.
Firstly, liposuction is a surgical procedure. Although it is performed through small incisions it is an invasive procedure that should be performed by qualified surgeons. Every surgeon needs to tell you about the significant risks that may or may not happen, these include: Asymmetry: differences between one side of your body compared to the other side Contour irregularity: dimples in the skin may occur if the fat left behind is not uniform in thickness Infection: can happen in any surgical procedure Bleeding: can happen in any surgical procedure Bruising and swelling: Variable.