Why would my 550cc Mentor Silicone implants weigh more after explant?

Doctor Answers 2

Weight of Implant

The implant would weigh a little over 1 pound each but less then 2 pounds each.  Around 400cc is equal to 1 pound.  Hope this helps.

Weigh more?

HI. The only think I can suggest has to do with tissue removal. If your surgeon is removing your 550 cc breast implants and then add the weight of the breast capsule and any other breast tissue that is also removed then it will weigh more than 550 grams. Best wishes on your upcoming surgery, Dr. ALDO :) 

Aldo Guerra, MD
Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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