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Post-op complications: how common are they and what happens if you get one?
May 23, 2024
May 23, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Post-op complications: how common are they and what happens if you get one?

Complications do happen, even with the very best techniques and protocols. So how do we deal with that?

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2 minute reads: what does explant surgery cost?
March 21, 2024
March 21, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

2 minute reads: what does explant surgery cost?

A clear guide to how much explant surgery costs and insurance coverage.

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Do you  need an MRI if you're thinking about an explant?
March 15, 2024
March 14, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Do you need an MRI if you're thinking about an explant?

Many women are told that they must have an MRI prior to being considered for explant surgery. This is a waste of time and money.

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2 minute reads: why, when and how you should have your implants checked.
May 31, 2024
March 13, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

2 minute reads: why, when and how you should have your implants checked.

Breast implant surveillance is important, but you need to understand why you should bother, when to do it, and how.

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2 minute reads: is explant surgery dangerous?
May 31, 2024
February 18, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

2 minute reads: is explant surgery dangerous?

Is explant surgery dangerous? No, I don't think so. But it might depend on the surgeon.

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What happens if I don't like the outcome of explant surgery?
February 14, 2024
January 23, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

What happens if I don't like the outcome of explant surgery?

What are the sources of dissatisfaction after explant and how can they be corrected?

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2 minute reads: does explant surgery hurt?
January 16, 2024
January 15, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

2 minute reads: does explant surgery hurt?

Does explant surgery hurt? It's different for everyone.

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2 minute reads: what happens in explant surgery?
January 16, 2024
January 13, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

2 minute reads: what happens in explant surgery?

A step-by-step guide to what happens in explant surgery.

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2023 in review - what we've been talking about over the last 12 months
January 10, 2024
January 9, 2024
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

2023 in review - what we've been talking about over the last 12 months

A recap of the topics I've covered in the last 12 months. Choose your own adventure!

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BII and capsulectomy: distinct issues that deserve separate discussions
May 23, 2024
November 15, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

BII and capsulectomy: distinct issues that deserve separate discussions

We owe our patients the right to choose an explant, just as they would choose another aesthetic procedure. We then own them a duty to perform that procedure to the best of our ability, with the same expectations as they might have of any other aesthetic procedure.

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Can explant surgery be done whilst breastfeeding?
December 24, 2023
September 6, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Can explant surgery be done whilst breastfeeding?

Can breast implant removal be performed safely whilst breastfeeding? Will the outcomes be the same, or worse?

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Why do breast implants cause pain?
September 5, 2023
June 19, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Why do breast implants cause pain?

Chronic discomfort and pain associated with breast implants is far more common than you think.

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Aesthetic expectations after explant surgery?
June 8, 2023
June 7, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Aesthetic expectations after explant surgery?

Most patients considering explant surgery are looking for an answer to just one question: What will I look like afterwards?

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Drains....and why I don't use them.
August 2, 2023
May 16, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Drains....and why I don't use them.

Drains are not required for most breast surgery operations including explant. So why do so many surgeons persist in using them?

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Explant-related harm is increasing
May 4, 2023
April 30, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Explant-related harm is increasing

Explant-related harm seems to be increasing as opportunistic surgeons hunt out new "commercial opportunities".

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The internal bra: buzzword, brilliance or bulls**t?
February 7, 2024
March 31, 2023
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

The internal bra: buzzword, brilliance or bulls**t?

The "internal bra" is a common term used on social media and plastic surgery websites, but what does it mean and why does it matter?

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Do Plastic Surgeons have an issue with "capsulectomy"?
April 2, 2023
September 4, 2022
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Do Plastic Surgeons have an issue with "capsulectomy"?

“En-bloc” is an incorrect term, but it is simply reflective of patients using the best words they have available to them to ask for what they want.

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We need to talk about "dual-plane".
July 26, 2023
March 7, 2022
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

We need to talk about "dual-plane".

Dual-plane breast implant placement is a technique associated with many long term problems which deserve closer scrutiny.

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