I want my 425cc bilateral Mentor saline implants out for good, one breast has "bottomed out". Do I need a lift also? (Photo)
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Since you are still breastfeeding it is difficult to determine how your breasts will appear after removing the implants. By deflating your implants and waiting for a few months, you will be able to tell how much your breast tissue contracts and if you are satisfied with the appearance, or if you would prefer to have a lift.
Just something to keep in mind, if you choose to have a lift and you plan to have more children, your breasts can change from subsequent pregnancies and breastfeeding.
Breastfeeding and saline implants
Breasts can change a lot with breastfeeding and it is difficult to tell at this point what your breasts might look like when you're finished breastfeeding and/or when your implants are removed. If you are completely sure that you want your implants out eventually, deflating them can be a great tool, but it is a permanent step. You could do that while breastfeeding (it doesn't require an incision, just a needle poke), or when you're finished. It may be worth waiting until you are finished bf, unless you felt too big even before you got pregnant. Give your breasts some time to recover from the implants and from breastfeeding before making a final decision about whether you want any more surgery such as a lift. If you don't need the lift, you could simply have the implant shells removed. Also remember that if you plan to have more babies, the lift could alter your breastfeeding ability to some extent.
Congrats on your baby, and enjoy this time with him!
Saline implants always deflate first!
I hope thris helps. Please speak with at least one board certified plastic surgeon!
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