What do you think my breasts will look like if I explant? (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. I expect that you will look exactly like you did in the preop photo as long as the explantation is performed properly.
I have attached a link to my Breast Augmentation Revision Photo Gallery for your review- hope it helps!
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On the one hand, since you're young your skin has - in general - a better likelihood of returning to your pre-operative appearance than would be the case for an older woman. But there are many different factors that need to be taken into consideration and there is no way to predict what you'll look like. This should of course be a part of the discussions you have with your plastic surgeons in person; only so much can be discussed via this forum.
But you need to be prepared for all of the possibilities. If your skin shrinks down well enough and you're happy, that would be great. But what if it doesn't? Are you open to a lift, to smaller implants, etc? If not you need to reconsider removing these, because those are among the options you'll need to consider once you have these removed.
I'm sorry for any distress you're having. This is an important time to consider as many options as possible before you undergo another surgery, and that should be done in consultation with your surgeon(s).
I hope that this helps and good luck,
Dr. Alan Engler
Member of #RealSelf100
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Your skin will most likely be loose and somewhat saggy after the implants are removed. Youth is definitely an advantage since your skin most likely has good elasticity. Many ladies are impressed by how much their skin does contract after removal, but you need to be patient. It will take several months before you will see your final result.
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Anyway, if you decide to remove them and do nothing else, I would tell you that nobody can know how the skin of your breast will behave. Usually, young women have a good elasticity and the skin returns back to normal. This does not happen in all the cases and we cannot predict what will happen. So you have to remove the implants, leave them for a few months and after you see the final result you decide if you want to do something more or not. A removal of the implants is a small procedure which can be done in ambulatory basis.
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Thanks for posting your question. I am happy to try and help you. It is important to remember that a board certified plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to an accurate assessment of your situation, and concerns.
Having said that,once it is determined that the patient is happy without the implants. I recommend simply removing the implants. This can be done in the office and at a reasonable expense. If they shape is something that requires adjustments then the degree of adjustment and results can be discussed before surgery.
Your should return pretty close to your natural anatomy.
Below is a link to learn more about implant removal with picture examples.
Dr. Michael J. Brown
Northern Virginia Plastic Surgeon
What do you think my breasts will look like if I explant?
Generally speaking,what breasts look like after removal or down sizing of breast implants will depend 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 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.
Ultimately, if you choose to have breast implants removed will be a very personal decision that should be made after careful consideration. Hopefully, your plastic surgeon will be able to help you with this potentially difficult decision .
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