Can breast implants be removed through the armpit?

I want to have my breast redone, they were put in via the areola, I don't want any additional scarring in such an obvious place, so can they be removed through the armpit and then replaced through the armpit?

Doctor Answers 2

Implant removal and replacement

If you have saline implants, they can be removed and replaced via an incision under the arm.  If they are silicone they cannot.  I would mention to the surgeons you speak with the manner in which you want the implants removed/replaced as not all surgeons follow this technique.


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Transaxillary Implant Exchange

Removing breast implants and replacing them through the armpit can be done.   Surgeons with experience with the endoscopic approach do this on a regular basis.  I recommend finding a surgeon who is experienced with this technique. 

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