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Will the scar from the breast implant removal surgery be larger than the initial one? i am considering a breast implant removal procedure due to the change of the breast shape and asymmetry. i am concerned about the size of the incision necessary for the
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Dr. Otto Placikanswered
Surgery - Plastics 36 years experience
Usually smaller: If uncomplicated and only removal (no lift) the incision to remove implants may be even smaller.
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Dr. Tom Poustianswered
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Probably Smaller.: Although every patient situation is different, usually it is possible to remove breast implants through a segment of the previously used incision line. Sometimes, additional work such as breast implant capsule removal (capsulectomy) or breast lifting is necessary; in these cases longer incisions may be helpful/necessary.
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Dr. Thomas Fialaanswered
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
About the same: Typically, one can do the implant removal surgery through the same scar you already have - so it won't be any longer.
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Dr. Zahid Niazianswered
Cosmetic Surgery 41 years experience
Reshaping = > scars: Breast asymmetry and shape issues can be due to capsular contracture or sometimes due to implant rupture and in such a situation the scars may be longer or modified. If another set of implants are being placed then same scar may be used. If the breasts have to be recontoured without implants then the scars are modified as the common reshaping procedure will be a modified breast lift.
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Last updated Sep 26, 2013
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