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A 24-year-old female asked about a 35-year-old female:

How much recovery time is needed for 390cc silicon breast implant under the muscle removal with no replacement?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Quick recovery: Skin and subcutaneous tissue will heal fast .Collagen will form in 3 wks for total healing ( in any surgical wound ).
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Relatively Quick: Generally, removal of breast implant surgery is associated with minimal discomfort, compared to other types of breast surgery including the initial breast augmentation surgery. Patients ( under the guidance of their plastic surgeons) are able to return to activities much quicker, generally speaking.
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
~20% of original : There are several factors that need to be discussed such as the original implant size, position (under/over the muscle) and incision. If your implants are a similar size and the pocket is the same, i commonly performed these operations under local and patients have about 10% of the discomfort of the original surgery. If going larger (common request) pain may be slightly more with activity limits.
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Last updated Nov 23, 2013

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