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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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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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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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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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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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Why "sub-specialisation" matters.
January 8, 2023
May 17, 2022
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Why "sub-specialisation" matters.

Do you want your surgeon to be "super-specialised", or are you happy with a surgeon who will just "have a go"? The difference could mean everything.

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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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What happens to the capsules in explant surgery?
August 15, 2023
December 7, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

What happens to the capsules in explant surgery?

It seems that Plastic Surgery as an industry remains determined to avoid the problem of BII and the long term viability of breast implant for many patients

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The effect of explant surgery on body image
January 8, 2023
September 18, 2021
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

The effect of explant surgery on body image

Explant surgery is becoming very common. The effect of removing breast implants on a patient's body image is complex and warrants discussion.

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Are breast implants really associated with cancer?
January 8, 2023
September 16, 2016
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By Dr. Andrew Campbell-Lloyd

Are breast implants really associated with cancer?

Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular aesthetic surgical procedures. But a recently described form of cancer called breast implant...

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