How many times can implants safely be done?

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Repeated surgery dealing with implants

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is for the most part, safe as it would be an elective procedure and your health would be good.  More importantly is what added risks and cost are  you willing to accept in attempts to achieve and better result?  Perfectionists have a real problem here as sometimes, good enough should be accepted and lived with.  Often, other problems arise from repeated procedures but this can only be determined by what you are presenting with and what outcomes you desire.  But surgery itself is not a problem and there are plenty of surgeons out there that will give it their best shot... for a fee of course.

Redding Plastic Surgeon
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How many times can implants safely be done?

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There is no standard answer that applies to all patients since circumstances and reasons for surgery will differ.  Some patients get into a cycle of exchanging to larger implants each time to maintain "fullness" and this can lead down a slippery and negative slope.  Others suffer from recurrent encapsulation and require revisions.

Best advice is to discuss your specific issues with a Bd. Certified plastic surgeon (ABPS) to determine risks and benefits applicable to you. Regards,

Jon A Perlman M.D., FACS
Diplomate, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Beverly Hills, California

Jon A. Perlman, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for the question and one can safely have surgery many times if in good health.  The real question is why the need for further surgery and how to prevent the problem if one in the future.

Dr. Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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