I had a SoftForm implant inserted about 13-14 years ago that I have never been happy with and have decided I would really like to have it removed. The trouble is that the surgeon who inserted it for me is now deceased and I can't find another surgeon who has removed one of these before. Is it difficult to take one of these out (due to tissue in-growth) and should I seek out a surgeon who has done this before, or am I safe going with a general, certified plastic surgeon?
I Am Thinking About Having an Old SoftForm Implant Removed - is This Likely to Be Difficult?
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Soft Form PTFE Lip Implant Removal
Remove soft form lip implants
- Softform lip implants are a tube of Goretex.
- They can be removed.
- Although tissue will grow into the tube, it should be easy to release.
- Any Board Certified Plastic Surgeon should be able to remove these implants - if he can find them
- Finding them is much easier if you can clearly feel them at the corner of the lip.