I am removing my implants 600 CCs. Should I also do a lift? (Photo)
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Lift after implant removal
Breast explant of 600 cc implants
- You have large implants and after 18 months, they will have made your breasts wider and flatter.
- You do need a lift in my opinion
- I prefer the vertical lift in which the crease incision is largely or entirely avoided.
- Ask your surgeon if he will do a vertical lift for you.
- Otherwise, I share your concern that your breast shape will disappoint you.
- In my practice, I have had a number of women have implants removed -
- Those that did not have a lift all had flatter, wider, looser breasts - unavoidable with all but small implants.
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This really is a tough call. You may look pretty good without a lift, mostly because you are young and should have fairly elastic skin with thick dermis. I would be inclined to wait 4-6 mo after implant removal and reevaluate. If you have saline implants you could deflate them with a needle but I am assuming you have silicone. Good luck, Jane ps. a lift is not the end of the world, the scars are typically very good.
I do think that you need a breast lift when you remove the implants.
I am removing my implants 600 CCs. Should I also do a lift?
Generally speaking what breasts 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.
In "borderline" cases ( such as yours) where there is doubt whether breast lifting is necessary or not, I advise patients to undergo explantation only and to give their breasts the benefit of the doubt (allow for about six months to pass after breast implant removal) before deciding whether breast lifting would be beneficial.
Even if only for completeness sake, learn about the option of in office breast implant deflation.
I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to breast implant removal surgery concerns) helps. Best wishes.
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