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Breast implant replacement Tunisia : what is breast prosthesis replacement in Tunisia ?

Breast prosthesis change concerns women who already have breast implants and wish to replace them with new ones.

This intervention is generally carried out if there is rupture or wear of the prostheses. It can also be done if the patient wishes to change the volume (to increase the size of the breasts generally) or the shape (to change from round to anatomical prostheses, or vice versa).

Breast prostheses have a limited lifespan. This duration is 12 to 15 years for silicone prostheses and 8 years for saline prostheses. Replacing breast forms is therefore a normal step after a certain period of time. However, it is not obligatory and depends primarily on the patient’s wishes (except in the case of major complications where a change of breast prosthesis becomes necessary).

Prix Changement prothèse mammaire Tunisie

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Changing your breast prosthesis in Tunisia: what you need to know before you go ahead

The first step in the breast prosthesis change procedure is the pre-operative check-up. The surgeon will ask you questions about your general state of health. He will also carry out a morphological examination of your breasts and discuss with you your expectations (whether you want to have breast implants or not) in order to be able to advise you. If you wish to have new implants fitted, the surgeon will decide with you the type and position of the implants.

The surgeon must also inform you of the risks, recovery time and cost of the operation.

How are breast prostheses replaced in Tunisia?

Changement prothese mammaire Tunisie

Breast implant replacement surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. It lasts about 1 hour and rarely requires an overnight stay in hospital. The procedure is usually done through the same incision as the first implant.

In the case of a rupture of the breast implant wall, the surgeon first cleans the implant cavity before proceeding to the insertion of the new implants.

In the case of capsular retraction, the peri-prosthetic capsule is removed before the new breast implant is placed.

Surgical follow-up of breast prosthesis change in Tunisia

Following the replacement of the breast prostheses, slight pain may be felt during the first few days. A convalescence of one week to 10 days is necessary, after which you can return to normal life. However, it is recommended that you do not resume physical activity until after a month or two.

Hot baths are not recommended during the first few days, but you can take showers the day after the operation. A plastic bandage will be applied to maintain and protect the breasts. A support bra will have to be worn day and night for 6 weeks.

The result is generally visible as soon as the compresses are removed, with an expected improvement within three to six months after the operation.

Possible complications

As far as anaesthesia is concerned, during the consultation, the anaesthetist will inform the patient himself of the anaesthetic risks.

It is important to know that anaesthesia induces reactions in the organism that are sometimes unpredictable and more or less easy to control: the fact of having recourse to a perfectly competent Anaesthetist, working in a truly surgical context, means that the risks incurred have become statistically very low.
In fact, it is important to know that techniques, anaesthetic products and monitoring methods have made huge progress over the last thirty years, offering optimal safety, especially when the operation is carried out outside the emergency room and in a healthy person.

As far as the surgical procedure is concerned: by choosing a qualified and competent Plastic Surgeon, trained for this type of operation, you limit these risks as much as possible, without however completely eliminating them.
Fortunately, real complications are rare following an operation to change breast prostheses carried out correctly. In practice, the vast majority of operations are trouble-free and patients are fully satisfied with the results.

*Disclaimer: results may vary from person to person depending on the morphology of the patients.

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