Implant Removal and uplift together or separately?

  • Rachel K
  • 2 years ago

Hi Ladies, I'm so relieved to have found this great site. Thanks to all for sharing their stories and photos.  V inspiring.

I got silicone implants on the nhs 16 years ago (when i was 20) for saggy, asymmetrical breast, taking me from a b and c cup up to a dd. I received no follow up care or advice and in fact haven't had any probs cosmetically, even after 2 pregnancies, 1 with triplets and breastfeeding all 4!

However, I've been unwell with chronic fatigue and constant viruses for the best part of 12 years, and finally realise and am convinced  this could well have been caused by silicone toxicity so want them removed asap.

Dilemma - as i was saggy and asymmetrical before I had the implants I doubt very much if i would be happy with the results if i just had them removed with no uplift.  But I have seen 2 surgeons who differ in their opinion and would be really, really grateful for your advice... one surgeon said that if both procedures were done together the risks are increased considerably and that i would end up with very small breasts and lots of scarring, and that results would be better if i had the explant, waited for breast tissue to settle and then had the uplift.

The other surgeon thinks there is no reason to do the procedures separately and that the results would be the same whether done together or not. Any advice would be great - thank you.