Explant saline while 13 weeks pregnant?
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Implant removal during pregnancy
This is an effort that will need to be discussed and approved by your OB/Gyn before proceeding. You can look into two options. The first is having your saline implants drained and later have them removed after you are done breastfeeding. The second option is to have them removed under local anesthesia. Discuss your options with your plastic surgeon and your OB/Gyn to determine which would be best for you.
Explantation of saline implants while pregnant??
I would think that percutaneous deflation of your implants would be a far simpler and safer solution requiring no anesthesia. In the future you can have the shells of the implant removed at your convenience. Best wishes
Jon A Perlman M.D., FACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
ABC-TV Extreme Makeover Surgeon
Beverly Hills, California
Removing saline-filled breast implants during pregnancy
I agree with Dr. Sudarsky. Saline-filled breast implants can be removed (simple removal) with local anesthesia only through a limited incision in the infra-mammary crease. This should have no systemic effects or relate to pregnancy.
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