Is it ok to remove gummy bear implants with local anesthesia and will my breast sag? (photo)
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Is removal of textured breast implants possible under local anesthesia?
If you're my patient I would suggestion all anesthesia. Please discuss this clearly with your plastic surgeon.
#Explant - Breast Implant removal under local anesthesia.
As to your final result, it is impossible to predict exactly what you'll look like. In general, though, the less time your implants have been in place the greater the likelihood your breasts will return to their preoperative appearance. There are, of course, no guarantees.
But maybe you should speak with your plastic surgeon in detail before proceeding. You presumably considered this for a long time before deciding to have the surgery; maybe giving it a little longer will ease the transition into your new shape? That, though, is between you and your plastic surgeon.
I hope that this helps and good luck,
Dr. Alan Engler
Member of RealSelf100
Is it ok to remove gummy bear implants with local anesthesia and will my breast sag?
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After 5 weeks, there has probably been some stretching of your skin and breast tissue. Removal of your implants may leave you with "saggy breasts" and could be closer to your pre-surgical appearance (photo not posted).
This discussion should be with your surgeon prior to your operation. If you are not comfortable with your options, you might consider a second opinion.
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