I'm considering removing my implants. Will they look deflated/saggy? Should I also get a lift? (Photo)
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You can certainly consider removing the implants and then wait to see if you're comfortable with how they look before deciding on a lift. You are young, which is in your favor as far as the skin having more elasticity. It will take 3 to 6 months for the breasts to completely heal after the implants are removed and for you to see the final results. At that time you can determine if you want to proceed with a lift. Best wishes.
Best to only remove implants at first.
#Explant #BreastImplantRemoval - Will they look saggy? Should I also get a lift?
I am also sorry that you went through the implant surgery and are not happy with the results - but that is a different issue.
I hope that this helps, and good luck,
Dr. Alan Engler
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After removal of implants will I need a lift?
I would start with with a face to face consult with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has experience in breast surgery. During your visit your surgeon should be evaluating your health to determine if you are a good surgical candidate and examining your tissues to get a sense of what type of procedure your tissues will allow. Only with a hands on exam can this be determined. During the consult you and the surgeon should be understanding of the goals and realistic outcomes of your choices. Once an exam and opinion is rendered then you can decide if surgery is right for you. Good luck.
I'm considering removing my implants. Will they look deflated/saggy? Should I also get a lift?
Generally speaking, what your breasts will look like after explantation depends on several factors such as: the quality of skin elasticity (the better the elasticity the better the skin will bounce back), the size of the implants used (the larger the implant the more trouble you may have with redundant skin), and the amount of breast tissue present at this time (which may have changed since the time of your breast augmentation).
Life experience since your breast augmentation procedure, such as pregnancy or weight gain weight loss, will potentially influence the factors discussed above. If you take these factors into consideration and apply them to your specific circumstances you may get a good idea of what to expect after the implants are removed.
Patience is definitely indicated after removal of breast implants; it will take many months for the skin to “bounce back” and for you to see the final appearance of the breasts.
I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to breast implant removal surgery concerns), helps.
Implant removal and outcome
Without more information about your body (pre-operative state) and direct examination, it is difficult to assess if you should have breast lift.
Implant removal will give you a deflated appearance, perhaps more than your pre-operative state.
If you do have enough breast tissue, mastopexy (lift) is an option.
Please talk with your plastic surgeon and discuss your goal/expectation.
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