Combination Breast Implant Removal and Breast Lift
Breast Implant removal (explantation) can be followed by a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) either at the same procedure or as a delayed procedure. When removing under the breast / over the muscle AND lifting the deflated breasts at the same time, there is a higher likelihood of loss of the nipple complex. This is even more likely if done in a smoker. Discuss all your options with your plastic surgeon.
Peter A Aldea, MD