Size expectations after explant and mastopexy? Surgery this week!
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Breast size after removal
It is not possible to accurately predict the size you will be after removal. Over time the breast tissue tends to thin. I think that adding the lift is a good idea in order to optimize shape. I would proceed with the doctor you selected since you said you are confident in him/her and just know that you'll be in capable hands that hopefully will lead to a beautiful result.
Predicting breast size after implant removal
Thank you for asking about your breast implant removal and final size.
- It is not possible to accurately predict your breast size after implant removal, 10 years after they were placed.
- Breasts can get both larger and smaller over time.
- The best guide is the difference between your size nine years ago (a year after the implants were placed) and your size now.
- If you are a cup size larger now, you are likely to be a cup size larger than you started out.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Every surgeon is different and uses different techniques. I would trust what your current surgeon believes.
I recommend an in-office examination as well as a detailed discussion with a surgeon who you are comfortable with and who is a Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
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Mastopexy and size
It is impossible to tell you without an exam. If you have enough natural breast tissue, then it is possible to perform the lift at the same time as the implant removal. Best of luck.
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