I am experiencing lateral displacement, you can clearly see it in my right breast when I lay down. It is not visible when I am standing. I have had my 371silicone unders for 4months and will be explanting January 6th due to discomfort, ripples and I just don't want these in me. My ps will be removing just my implants, not the capsules, under local anesthesia. Will this lateral displacement go away with just a simple explant?
Will lateral displacement go away after explant? (photo)
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Will lateral displacement go away after explant?
Thank you for the good question and picture.
If you choose to have the breast implants removed permanently, you may also wish to consider capsulorraphy: the use of sutures to repair the lateral breast fold areas on the side(s) where the breast implants have displaced laterally. This maneuver, in my opinion, will help improve your breasts' position when the breasts implants have been removed. Otherwise, it is likely that your breasts will continue to shift to the sides, although probably to a lesser degree once breast implants have been removed.
Probably best to address your specific concerns with your plastic surgeon carefully. It is possible, that if you choose to undergo additional surgery (beyond removal of breast implants alone), a change in anesthesia plan may be beneficial as well.
Again, careful communication of your goals will be one of the important keys to success of the planned procedure.
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