Implant removal incision
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If you are removing or replacing implants your surgeon can use the prior incision. If you require a breast lift as well then additional incisions would need to be made. The extent of those incisions would be determined by the type of lift performed.
Thank you for your question. If the implants are to be removed, then the same or very similar incision is used. If there is to be a breast lift additional incisions may be needed. Be sure to see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Benjamin J. Cousins MD
Implant removal incision #breast augmentation revision #approach
Thank you for your question! It will depend on the appearance of your breasts with regard to placement of the incision. If you simply need an implant exchange, we can use the same inframammary fold incision. If your breasts have changed significantly and appear saggy, then the surgeon may need to change the location or even add to the existing incision. I would review this topic with whomever you choose to take care of you. I hope this helps!!
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What incision to remove my breast implants.
Thank you for asking about your (hypothetical) breast implant removal.
If your implants are removed, the same incision would be used. It would need to be make a little longer if the capsule is to be removed. You may need a lift as well - which would usually be a vertical lift, with an incision around the nipple and from nipple to crease.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD
Scar for explantation
typically the same incision is used. if you need reduction of loose skin, you may need a lift procedure. the amount of skin needed to remove determines the amount of scar.
hope that helps and best wishes!
ABPS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Implant removal incision
There is no reason not to use the original incision for removal or replacement of implants. Best to you!
Implant incision site
unless there is something out of the ordinary about your case, implant removal or swap can always be done through the same incision. This is the safest and best was to do it. Most of the time, this is a good time to revise the scar as well if it has thickened or widened to your dissatisfaction.
An inframamnary approach through your preexisting incision would be a perfect approach. Consult with explant specialists in your area
Incision choice for revisions
Your surgeon should be able to utilize the same incision for removal of your implants and pectoralis major muscle repair. You may require additional incisions if other procedures are done. It depends on how large your implants were and how loose your skin is. Good luck!
The inframmary approach is usually the best and technically easiest approach for removing implants. Good luck, Jane