Will There Be a Pocket After Breast Implant Removal?
- Asked by 2955anon in CA
- 3 years ago
I want to have my implants removed, they are under the muscle, will there be a pocket?
Breast implant removal
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.
Breast implant pocket
Once the implants are removed, the breast pocket usually contracts and in some instances completely disappears.
Breast implant pocket after removal (explantation)
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.
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Eliminating the Pocket
The pocket is eliminated by removal of the "rhine" (capsule). The muscle is stitched back in place. This eliminates the pocket.
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