IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT re Covid-19

It is with great enthusiasm and pleasure that we can announce the re-opening of the Landings Surgical Centre — our official opening date will be June 4, 2020

The past few months have forced all small business create a new way of managing their business and for physicians offices it is more of a re-invention.

New regulations created by governments to create a safe environment for patients and employers are the new normal as a result of Covid-19. Previously we have offered our patients a safe and highly professional environment and we will strive to do this and more as we go forward. Our focus on giving you the best plastic surgical care will remain our number one priority. In achieving this there will be a need to add some protocols to each and every visit to our offices. Please bear with us and be patient with our staff as there will be growing pains for everyone.

Our staff will commence contacting patients after May 27, 2020. This will be done in order of canceled date. We hope to resume surgical procedures near the end of the first week in June. We will resume our facial filler and Neuromodulator injection practice the first week in June. All patients must now follow the Nova Scotia Provincial Guidelines listed below.

NS Guidelines

If you are sick or have been sick you must be-book your appointment until 14 days after you feel better.
If you have been in contact with anyone with Covid-19 you must reschedule your appointment to 14 days after that contact.

Arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled appointment, please do not be late.
It is important to be on time as physical distancing does not allow for clients to wait in the reception area.
All registration and information forms MUST be filled out and forwarded to us before your appointment.
You may be asked to wait in your car to receive a text if too many people are in the reception area.
You are asked to wear face covering to the appointment. If you do not have one, a surgical mask we will provided to you for a small fee.
You may have your temperature taken by thermal imaging.
All clients will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entering and exiting the clinic
Please follow physical distancing and the markers on the floor that we have all become accustomed to.
We will frequently clean all high touch areas.

We are excited to welcome all of our regular clients and new clients into the Landings Surgical Centre.

Breast Implant Lifespan

By The Landings Surgical Centre on September 25, 2018


Photo of gloved hand holding breast implantPatients seeking a more voluptuous, shapely figure can benefit from breast implants at our Halifax, NS plastic surgery practice. Before undergoing any type of procedure, patients should have a full understanding of the treatment process as well as realistic expectations for results.

Here, our team at The Landings Surgical Centre discusses the average breast implant lifespan and explains how patients can properly care for their implants.

What Is the Average Breast Implant Lifespan?

On average, breast implants last approximately ten years. However, this can vary significantly for each patient. While some patients will need to have their implants replaced after the first couple of years, others will enjoy their implants for upwards of 25 years.

Signs Your Breast Implants Need to Be Replaced

Since the lifespan of breast implants can vary, how can you know if it is time to replace them? In the sections below, we will explore the most common signs and symptoms indicating breast implant replacement.

Rupture

Ruptures are easier to detect in saline breast implants. When a tear develops, the implant usually flattens out rather quickly. The saline is simply absorbed into the body.

When a silicone breast implant ruptures, it may not be as noticeable since the gel inside is viscous. Although there may be symptoms such as burning, tingling, numbness, or swelling, some women do not experience any of these. Therefore, routine MRIs are recommended so your surgeon can ensure your implants are intact and healthy.

Ruptures are more common in older breast implants. Some implants rupture because they are defective, while others are damaged due to trauma or other complications.

Hardening

If your breasts are distorted or hard to the touch, you may have capsular contracture. This condition can occur if the scar tissue around the implants becomes excessive. Anytime a foreign object is introduced to the body, scar tissue forms around it; this is normal. However, in some cases, the scar tissue hardens and begins to contract around the breast implant.

While some cases of capsular contracture are caused by bacteria in the breast cavity, other cases seem to develop for no known reason. Treatment for this condition can vary. However, the only way to truly eliminate the problem is to remove and replace the breast implants.

Rippling

Over time, your breast implants can move and shift around inside the breast pocket. As a result, rippling may occur. This condition creates a noticeable ripple effect on the breasts, and most frequently develops when the implants are placed above the pectoral muscle.

Rippling may also occur because the weight of the breast tissue causes them to fold over on themselves. Statistically, thinner women are more likely to develop rippling.

How to Properly Care for Your Breast Implants

To maintain and care for your breast implants, we recommend routine evaluations with your surgeon. Typically, patients will be seen every one to two years after implant placement to ensure everything is working properly. It is important to attend these visits to avoid complications and identify any potential problems.

Contact The Landings Surgical Centre

If you have had your breast implants for 10 years or more, you may require breast implant replacement in the near future. To learn more about your options, schedule a consultation at our practice. Contact us online or give us a call at (902) 492-2007.

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