That is a good one. As I was reading your question I was wandering if you had a contracture or not. So I tend to agree with a breast crease incision if a capsulectomy is to be done. Much easier for for the patient and the surgeon. Nipple incisions are very difficult to perform a capsulectomy through.
Circumareola to remove excess skin after explant
cc implants are quite large. When these
implants are removed, you will have excess hanging skin. For that reason, I recommend a new technique
called Explant with Mini Ultimate Breast LiftTM. Using only a circumareola incision it is
possible to reshape your breast tissue creating upper pole fullness, elevate
them higher on the chest wall and more medial to increase your cleavage. Through the same incision, the implants can
be removed and excess skin can be resected.
Aligning the areola and breast tissue over the bony prominence of the
chest wall maximizes anterior projection.
This technique avoids the ugly vertical scars of the traditional
technique, maintains nipple sensation and the ability to breast feed. An inframammary crease incision allows only
implant removal and you will end up needing a second operation later to remove
the excess hanging skin.
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
It is true that the inframammary crease incision has the downside of extra scars. Your surgeon does make a good point about using the areolar incision. I have done explanations through the original areolar incision, only for there to be a resultant puckering and indentation at the site of the scar. The ultimate choice is yours.
The same incision could be used and if you get some puckering that could be addressed. The alternative is to use the fold incision. I think it just depends on your preference and how likely your PS thinks reusing the areolar incision will cause you a problem
Incision for explant
Puckering is a consideration, as is adding a new incision, and the pros and cons must be weighed carefully by you and by your surgeon in reaching a decision. Chances are if you were symmetric before surgery, you will wind up with the same sort of fold on the right. Although I might feel differently were I able to do an exam or at least see a photo, I do favor, slightly, the fold incision. Most patients will notice an irregularity in the areolar incision moreso that the same irregularity in the fold.
All the best.
Capsular contracture after breasts augmentation
almost 20% of whole patients develop a capsular contracture than might be corrected properly without any new surgery, this is done by any qualified plastic surgeon by external ultrasound besides monteleukast tabs, thanks for your question
I use an inframammary fold incision for better control
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aspects of facial surgery, breast augmentation and body procedures including
tummy tucks or mommy makeovers!
In breast augmentation I have chosen to spend time reviewing
photographs with patients to fully understand their expectation of size and
shape. Many times this simply raises
more questions. I will make measurements
and use the implant guides to allow the patient to understand exactly the sizes
that are reasonable for their body type and measurements.
Location of scar after breast implant removal ?
My custom, unless contra-indicated, is to use the scar you already have. This has always worked out for explantation alone, even when capsulectomy necessary. If transaxillary scar, situation different, but that doesn't apply to you.
Crease gives necessary exposure
Thanks for your question. I would only do this through an IMF crease incision. This provides me the exposure I need to remove scar tissue and manipulate the pocket. The scar heals exceptionally well. Best of Luck!
Which incision for implant removal
There are good reasons for each of the incision choices. I would probably agree with your surgeon and use the IMF incision. In the end, the choice should be yours. Discuss the risks and benefits of both choices with your surgeon and then choose the one that seems best to you. There really isn't a right or wrong answer.