After a complete capsulectomy 2 weeks ago, my breast have caved in under the nipples. (Photo)
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#Explant - Collapse after breastImplant removal
On the one hand, you've already had a lift and it's early in your recovery. You should give it at least three months to settle down on its own and hopefully by then the appearance will have improved and you'll be satisfied. That, of course, would be the best case scenario.
However, it also may not do that and, in that case, you may have to consider a revisional procedure. As others have noted, there is an advantage to staging this procedure - doing the explant as stage one, waiting 3-6 months, and then doing a lift as needed - although that's a lot to ask most people to wait for.
You should stay in touch with your own plastic surgeon and if you have any hesitation seek one or more second opinions from board-certified plastic surgeons.
I hope that this helps and good luck,
Dr. Alan Engler
Member of RealSelf100
Post op implant removal
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After a complete capsulectomy 2 weeks ago, my breast have caved in under the nipples.
Cvaed in breast 2 weeks after implant removal and lift.
If after 6 months there is a residual fold of skin present a simple skin excision revision can be done.
Please consult your plastic surgeon. In my experience massage of the fold and the depressed area can be helpful. Most situations like this improved significantly with time.
Breast scarring after Total Capsulectomy and Breast Implant Removal.
You have already had a lift, so the very best thing to do right now is wait, wait, and wait.
Give this 3 months, then give it 3 more. I would wait a year to see what your final results might be. This could just be early scarring that may release over time.
You may need a revision; you may not. Time will tell. I know that it is hard to wait.
Begin scar massage when your PS says that it is okay to start
To be sure, return to see you plastic surgeon on a regular basis and follow all of his or her instructions.
I hope this helps.
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