Would like to reduce my silicone implant size. Want to know if I can go to saline. How difficult a surgery & cost? (photo)
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Silicone to saline implants
you can change your implants out for saline. It is important to know before surgery if you have capsular contractures. Capsular contractures result in hard breast .
If you do not have a capsular contracture one exchanges the silicone implants for saline implants. I like to get the input from the pt. in order to help determine the final size .
If the pt. , has a contracture the surgeon needs to remove the scar tissue before placing in the saline implants . It is not uncommon for my pt's to be driving 2-3 days after surgery . Different surgeons use different techniques to perform this surgery.
I utilize the finesse technique , that I invented . This minimizes pain and bleeding.
Cost can only be determined after your examined .
Would like to reduce my silicone #implant size. Want to know if I can go to saline.
Saline replacing silicone
Would like to reduce my silicone implant size. Want to know if I can go to saline. How difficult a surgery & cost?
Would like to reduce my silicone implant size.
Generally speaking, the best online advice I can give to ladies who are considering revisionary (downsizing) breast augmentation surgery is:
1. Concentrate on choosing your plastic surgeon carefully. Concentrate on appropriate training, certification, and the ability of the plastic surgeon to achieve the results you are looking for. Ask to see lots of examples of his/her work.
2. Have a full discussion and communication regarding your desired goals with your plastic surgeon. This communication will be critical in determining breast implant size/type/profile will most likely help achieve your goals.
In my practice, the use of photographs of “goal” pictures (and breasts that are too big or too small) is very helpful. I have found that the use of words such as “natural” or "down a cup size” etc means different things to different people and therefore prove unhelpful.
Also, as you know, cup size varies depending on who makes the bra; therefore, discussing desired cup size may also be inaccurate.
3. Once you feel you have communicated your goals clearly, allow your chosen plastic surgeon to work with you in determining the best plan to achieve your goals.
I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to revisionary, specifically downsizing, breast augmentation surgery concerns), helps. Best wishes.
you will lose feeling or have bad scars. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon.
About Reducing the Size of Silicone Implants Over 10 Years Old and the Costs
If breast implants either are either #ruptured, or, more than 10 years old, #consideration should be given to #replace them.
It is certainly possible to #downsize to smaller implants and also alter the positioning; if possible. However, #decreasing is size may also require a Breast #Lift to to #tighten loose skin, better optimize the end result. I prefer to use a #shortscar technique, #LollipopScar or #DonutLift” rather than the majority of surgeons in the United States that use an anchor pattern lift which involve more significant scarring.
Other factors which contribute to the outcome are #size, #shape, and #profile. The #profile is determined by the amount of #projection versus roundness that the you desire, as well as the #size of the implant and size of your chest. Also, the placement or incision location will also have an effect on profile.
More women tend to choose silicone breast implants due to the natural feel and appearance. Silicone implants are now made of a cohesive gel which are anti-leak even when cut. Look and feel like natural breasts due to the cohesive silicone gel material. New generation silicone gel implants are far superior than those used in the past and have a proven track record of safety. Silicone implants have gone through more testing than any other medical device and are the preferred choice for over the muscle implant placement.
The #costs of #BreastAugmentation are contingent on several factors. Such as geographic location, the skill and experience of the surgeon, and operating room and anesthesia fees. Also, different breast implants may have different costs. The approximate costs can be found here on the Real Self website, Surgery.org, or PlasticSurgery.org.
Any #revision has risks of unhappy outcome or other complications. Also, the right implant for the revision is contingent on shape of body and your desired outcome. Another element to a satisfying result of your #augmentation is realistic #expectations. Talk to your surgeon at greater length and be sure to view before and after pictures and reviews beforehand to gain more reassurance of the procedure.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.