Saline implant removal and fat grafting augmentation the same day. Pro's and Cons?
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Breast implant removal and fat grafting
You will probably get better results if you have the fat grafting performed after the existing pocket has collapsed and healed. It's not always the most appealing choice, but you want to have the best results for your efforts.
I would wait until the breast capsule sticks to itself and closes. That way, the fat doesn't get injected into the previously existing pocket, as the fat won't survive in this area.
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.
Harvard Educated, Beverly Hills & Miami Beach Trained, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Fat grafting and implant removal
You are probably best to wait until the pocket collapses and settles down before performing the fat grafting. Best of luck.
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