I'm wanting to have my 10 year old implants removed. Will a lift be necessary? (Photo)
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Judging from your pictures, your areola are in good position despite the lateral displacement of the implants Part of the issue is that you have widely set breasts to begin with and the implants have displaced laterally. I think that a simple explantation without removal of the capsule would be enough to give you the results that you want. Your best option is to seek out a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in breast augmentation surgery especially explantatipn
Explantation without lift
Breast implant removal should be performed with complete en bloc capsulectomy without lift. The capsule should not be left in place or the space will not heal. In patients that believe that their implants are causing them illness, leaving the capsule behind will not result in any improvement in their symptoms. Because the removal of the capsule and lift performed together can compromise the blood supply to the skin, breast and nipple to a potentially devastating degree, they should never be performed together. After the explantation with capsulectomy is healed, you can develop a plan for further surgery if it is warranted and is safe from a technical standpoint.
I'm wanting to have my 10 year old implants removed. Will a lift be necessary?
Thank you for the question. I do not think that breast lifting is indicated. However, adjustment of the internal tissues may allow for better tissue redrawing and a more aesthetic final outcome. Best wishes.
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Hello,If you have saline implants, having the saline removed in clinic and then allowing the breast to retract over 3 months could be useful. You would then get an idea of what your breasts will look like with no implants and whether or not you would like to have a lift when the implants are removed. If they are gel implants or if you just want them removed without deflating the saline in clinic, then you can have them removed, along with the surrounding capsule and see what the result is like. Later, you can either have a lift or new implants placed in a new pocket that hopefully does not lead to the same problems you are currently experiencing. Alternately, you can have the implants removed and a lift performed at the same time. Be sure to have a full consultation with a plastic surgeon in your area so that he/she can best guide you in this decision. All the best,Dr. BlaggAustin, TX
Breast Implant removal (Explant)
No lift at this time
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