What type of results can I expect from implant removal? (photos)
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My approach to this would be to perform a complete capsulectomy, to remove the capsule surrounding your implants, at the same time we remove your implants. I would then place a drain in each pocket for about five days to make sure no fluid accumulates, and then I would have you wear a nice tight compression bra 24/7 for 12 weeks.
You won't need a lift, because the breast has an amazing ability to "shrink back down" but the keys are the removal of the capsules and the compression. Most of those complications or deformities you are afraid of just don't happen in these simple situations. I have removed implants that have been in for ten years or more with excellent results.
I have attached a link to my Breast Augmentation Revision Photo Gallery for your review- hope it helps!
What type of results can I expect from implant removal?
Generally speaking, what your breasts will look like after explantation depends on several factors such as: the quality of skin elasticity (the better the elasticity the better the skin will bounce back), the size of the implants used (the larger the implant the more trouble you may have with redundant skin), and the amount of breast tissue present at this time (which may have changed since the time of your breast augmentation).
Life experience since your breast augmentation procedure, such as pregnancy or weight gain weight loss, will potentially influence the factors discussed above. If you take these factors into consideration and apply them to your specific circumstances you may get a good idea of what to expect after the implants are removed.
Patience is definitely indicated after removal of breast implants; it will take many months for the skin to “bounce back” and for you to see the final appearance of the breasts. In the meantime,
I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to breast implant removal surgery concerns), helps.
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Among them is not removing your implants. If you remove them, you will (most likely) need smaller implants and/or a breast lift if you want to maintain a shape you'll be happy with and you will, either way, not have much superior fullness.
If there is any question you can have the implants removed and then re-assess. But it's possible that you will then wish you had never removed your implants. It's one thing if you have to (rupture, deflation, capsules, etc) but another if you don't.
And that's part of the discussions you should have with your plastic surgeons.
I hope that this helps and good luck,
Dr. Alan Engler
Member of #RealSelf100
Appearance of Breast after Removal of Implants Only
Great question! Your physician would first need to determine how much breast tissue you might have after the removal of the implants. From reviewing your pictures I feel you might have a deflated look with removal of implants only. However, if you considered a breast lift along with the removal of implants the appearance of your breast might not have the fullness you are used to seeing in your upper pole area. Another option I would suggest is the removal of your implants first then wait 6 months for proper healing to determine if you are personally satisfied with your look. Consult with your plastic surgeon to discuss all of your options for the best overall results. Best of luck with your decision.......
Simple implant removal with or without capsule removal will leave some degree of sag and volume loss. If that's OK with you, then that is not a deformity. Just don't expect things to look just as if you have not had implants or children with breastfeeding. Many women opt for implant removal and let things heal before deciding upon further surgery. That is fine, but the real question is "What do you expect?"
Talk with your surgeon beforehand to get the info you need to choose correctly. :)
John Di Saia MD