What would be involved in replacing with smaller implants? If I choose to explant, will the result be terrible? (photo)
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Implant downsize in tuberous breasts
Removal of implants.
I'm so sorry you are having such a rough time with your implants. It is definitely not normal to still be feeling pain and tightness to this degree. Removal and replacement of your implants is typically a much easier recovery. Depending on how small you go, you may require some skin tightening as well. If you choose to remove your implants altogether, I suspect given your preexisting tuberous breasts that you would be happier with some fat grafting to improve your shape. Good luck!
What would be involved in replacing with smaller implants? If I choose to explant?
If you choose to undergo breast implant removal: what your breasts will look like after explantation depends on several factors such as: the quality of skin elasticity (the better the elasticity the better the skin will bounce back), the size of the implants used (the larger the implant the more trouble you may have with redundant skin), and the amount of breast tissue present at this time (which may have changed since the time of your breast augmentation).
Life experience since your breast augmentation procedure, such as pregnancy or weight gain weight loss, will potentially influence the factors discussed above. If you take these factors into consideration and apply them to your specific circumstances you may get a good idea of what to expect after the implants are removed.
Patience is definitely indicated after removal of breast implants; it will take many months for the skin to “bounce back” and for you to see the final appearance of the breasts.
I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to breast implant downsizing surgery concerns), helps. You will find a separate page, on the same website, dedicated to breast implant removal surgery concerns. Best wishes.
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