There is no problem at all delaying your explant sugery for deflated saline filled implants. The procedure can be done electively under local anesthesia.
I have seen several cases of mold biotoxin disease from deflated saline implants that were left in. This is more commonly known as fibromyalgia and treatment is explantation with total capsulectomy, antifungals, and biotoxin detox. Most women also need immune and endocrine support. They also remain very sensitive to mold in the future.
Saline breast implants can easily be deflated under local anesthesia. It is important this be done under sterile conditions to minimize the risk of infection. The implants can then be left in until your baby is weaned. Find a board certified plastic surgeon and discuss this with them.
If you are considering having your implants deflated, make sure it is done under sterile conditions. You do not want to risk getting an infection. After deflation, the implants can stay in as long as your schedule requires. Keep in mind that sometimes the deflated implant can cause discomfort.
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This sounds like it would be beneficial to you to deflate you saline implants but it is very important that it be performed carefully to minimize the risk of infection. This risk is low but if it were to occur you may need to go to the operating room to remove your implants. Depending on the size of your implants there may be a significant change in the size and shape of your breasts. I recommend you see a board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate you, go over your history and recommend a course of treatment for you.
I hope this helps.
Thank you for your question.
You may certainly have your implants deflated now then have them removed after weaning for best results. Make certain that you are no longer lactating and wear extra snug sports bra to encourage skin shrinkage after weaning. Don't panic if you find that you have an excess amount of skin afterwards. This will make you an excellent candidate for the Ultimate Breast Lift technique which requires no implant and no vertical scar incision.
Gary Horndeski M.D.
The answer is Yes you could have the implants deflated and /or if deflated wIt till completing breast feeding before having them explanted.
There is no harm with leaving a failed saline implant in position indefinitely. You should wait until breast-feeding is complete before having the problem surgically solved.