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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