Will There Be a Pocket After Breast Implant Removal?

I want to have my implants removed, they are under the muscle, will there be a pocket?

Doctor Answers (4)

Breast implant removal

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If you do not have capsular contracture, simple removal will be fine.  The leftover scar tissue will shrink down considerably and present no future problems.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Breast implant pocket

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Once the implants are removed, the breast pocket usually contracts and in some instances completely disappears.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Breast implant pocket after removal (explantation)

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There will absolutely be a pocket after breast implant removal.. Most  surgeons will leave this to close whle some may suture it closed while others will place a drain to help it decrease in size. It may take 6-9 months ot dissipate.

Web reference: http://www.bodysculptor.com/breast-surgery-chicago/implant-replacement/

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Eliminating the Pocket

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The pocket is eliminated by removal of the "rhine" (capsule).  The muscle is stitched back in place.  This eliminates the pocket.

Dr. ES

Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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