I feel deformed, is this normal? (photos)
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I feel deformed After breast implant removal: is this normal?
#Explant #BreastImplantRemoval - is this normal?
Removing implants requires the same sort of in-depth discussion as with any other procedure, and particularly since so much volume is being removed.
But based on that and your photo, it appears that your surgeon was justified in adding the lift to your implant removal. It did not necessarily have to be done all at the same time - but the staged approach would have meant at least one more procedure for you if you weren't happy with your appearance.
At this point - ie, very early in your recovery - I would give your body a chance to heal and remain in contact with your own PS. If you have any hesitations, seek additional consultation(s) with board certified plastic surgeons near you.
You may eventually want to have small implants inserted, a scar revision, both - or, hopefully, none of the above. Once your healing has progressed a bit more you may be happy with what was done. That, of course, would be the simplest outcome.
I hope that this helps and good luck,
Dr. Alan Engler
Member of #RealSelf500
THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE
if severe capsular contracture was a contributing factor in your original deformity, you will have a high risk of recurrent contracture. If this is the case, the use of acellular dermal grafts may offer hope.
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- Your surgery appears to have been recent - and things will improve.
- Your appearance is much more flattering than before with a severe capsular contracture.
- Give yourself time to heal and discuss your concerns with your surgeon.
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Reshape with new implants
During the breast implant procedure a scar revision should be done also.
Together you will achieve a good result, your breasts will be reshaped and you will feel good.
Please consult with an experienced plastic surgeon.
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I feel deformed, is this normal?
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