Can I get implants after having mine removed en bloc?
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Implants After En Bloc Removal?
I will often replace the implant at the time of the En Bloc removal assuming that everything goes as planned, and that there is no gel spillage, but some patients are not comfortable with replacing the implant after having their old implant rupture. This is perfectly understandable, but the new generation of highly cohesive gel implants are a much safer and more durable device, and should not put you at risk for the kind of problem that you had with your old implant.
Having a lift after implant removal can help with the sagging that may occur after implant removal, but it is not the same thing as actually having an implant. I have had a number of patients return for re-augmentation after having their implants removed because they just weren't comfortable with their appearance or ability to wear certain clothes without having the volume and shape that an implant provides.
Without photos it is not possible to comment on the synmastia issue that you mention, but a surgeon who is experienced in revisionary breast surgery should be able to address this problem when planning your re-augmentation. To minimize your chances of disappointment you should carefully look for a surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has significant experience in revisionary breast surgery.
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