I had my BA last April and I have noticed over time the double-bubble. When I raise my arms or stand up too straight it is prominent and everyone that I show notices it.Worst of all is that every night I look in the mirror and see it I feel disgusted! Im using the same place but different surgeon. He is offering a free revision and discussed releasing the muscle a bit. Everything about them are fine except for that. Is it ok for him to reuse the same implants?
I Have a Slight Double-bubble and Was Offered Free Revision. Can I Reuse my Implants?
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Reusing implants during revision surgery
This is an excellent question. Though many surgeons will re-use an implant during a revision procedure, the manufacturers do not recommend this. In fact, this may actually void the warranty of the implant. You should discuss this with your surgeon ahead of time. Good luck.
Although there is nothing wrong within implant a year after surgery, the manufacture recommends the use of new implants in any r
It is unlikely that a patient will benefit from purchasing new implants for revision one year after the original operation. Nevertheless, the manufacture recommends use of new implants and probably will not recognize the warranty on the old ones if they are used.
Can I reuse my implants?
Thank you for your question. As long as the implants themselves are not an issue (not ruptured or damaged), they can be kept for correction of a double bubble deformity. This will help to keep the cost of the procedure to a minimal!
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