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Breast After Implant Removal
What are my options for restoring breast shape after breast implant removal? I don't want to be left with small, saggy breasts after my breast implant removal. What are my options for restoring breast shape and perkiness? .
Will I lose feeling in my breast after a breast implant removal? I must have a breast implant removal because they are causing bleeding that cannot be stopped. A friend told me that once the procedure is done, I will lose all sensation in my breast area.
A friend's "advice": Friends sometimes say things without any real knowledge, which is frustrating. If you have bleeding and your implant must be removed for that reason, then numbness should be the least of your worries. Why are you bleeding? How recent was your implant surgery? How long have you been bleeding? Numbness isn't a big concern with a simple implant removal.See 4 more doctor answers
Depends: Not sure what u mean by "dents". With implant removal, contour irregularities can occur. Alot depends on how much breast tissue you have, the more tissue the less removing the implants will affect. Alot of these irregularities will improve in time, but the cosmetic appearance may never be to your satisfaction.See 4 more doctor answers
Will I be left with loose skin after breast implant removal? I'm concerned that I will be left with a bunch of loose, stretched-out skin after breast implant removal. Is this a possibility? .
Depends.: What breasts look like after explantation depends 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 surgery).See 3 more doctor answers
Do I have to wear any special garments after breast implant removal? Will I have to wear any sort of special bra or compression garment after my breast implant removal, and if so, for how long? .
You: You don't have to wear special garments after explant but you may very well have drains for a period of time and I would ask you to wear a bra while you were healing. Dr. Edwards.See 4 more doctor answers
Will I have bruising and bleeding after breast implant removal? How bad will the brusing be after my breast implant removal, and how long will it last? Also, do I need to worry about bleeding? .
Minor: Generally speaking, dependent on exactly what is done during the breast implant removal procedure, some bruising can be expected. Some patients require removal of breast implants only; this should be associated with very minimal bruising and recovery time. Other patients, require removal of breast implant capsule tissue as well; there may be more bruising/swelling/recovery time here.See 3 more doctor answers
How long will it take me to recover after my breast implant removal? I feel like I just got done going through the processof having breast implant done.
Depends: If there are no complications, I tell my patients that they should begin to feel like themselves again after a couple of months. Most patients can get back to regular activities in a few days or couple weeks, and full maturity of the scars takes up to 2 years.See 3 more doctor answers
Are there any alternatives available after a breast implant removal? I am having a breast implant removal because it made my breast much larger than I wanted. I know I will not be happy with my original breast size either. What other solutions are there f
Will there be any sagging after I have a breast implant removal? I'm not happy with how my breast implants have appeared over time and I'm thinking about getting them removed. I'm concerned about how my breasts will look after a breast implant removal, ho
How long will it take me to recover after my breast implant removal? I feel like I just got done going through the process of having breast implant done and now I have to have them removed due to infection. I am hoping that is will not be a lengthy recove
Quick Recovery.: Sorry to hear about the complication you have experienced. Generally speaking, removal of breast implants is a very well tolerated procedure when it comes to discomfort and recovery time. Sometimes the use of drains are necessary; often breast re augmentation may have to wait for at least several months. Best wishes.See 3 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: With the current state of the art, implants may fail over your lifetime but that also means they may not. If ruptured or if other complications develop, you will certainly want to remove/replace the implants when problems occur. However, in the absence of complications there is no need to remove them. In the future, fat transfer may offer a longer term solution.See 4 more doctor answers
Several.: Risks include standard risks such as infection, bleeding, abnormal scarring etc. Risks unique to removal of breast implants include unsatisfactory skin retreating, inversion/depression of a nipple/areola complexes, patient dissatisfaction with breast size/shape and the potential need for further surgery (such as breast lifting and/or breast re-augmentation) in the future. Best wishes.See 6 more doctor answers
What do you want?: Depends on what you want. Some women want new implants placed, some want them out for good. If you want new ones replaced then you can expect pretty good results. Depending on degree of rupture, your breasts may actually look better. If you don't want implants anymore, then you run the risk of having deflated breasts that lack a good shape. A mastopexy or fat grafting may help in this case.See 1 more doctor answer
Breast implant: Removal is surgical procedure that usually is performed under anesthesia. If the procedure is just to remove implants, the procedure is rather short. If however, it is due to a complication such as capsular contracture or implant rupture, the procedure may be more involved. If the implants are large, the skin may be stretched out and a breast lift may be needed to repair any droop that occurs.
Patient request: Apart from implant related problems, occasionally women don't want to be subject to maintaining a medical device which has a finite "shelf life". Occasionally having implants doesn't fit their aesthetic sense, as menopause occasionally increases the volume of natural tissue and cup size enlarges. Infrequently implants are removed during breast cancer surgery.See 5 more doctor answers
Simple or ruptured?: It depends on your unique circumstances. If you have an uncomplicated saline implant, implant removal can be quite simple and carried out under local anesthesia. If you have a "generation 2" silicone implant that has been ruptures and neglected for several years, removal can be considerably more complicated.See 3 more doctor answers
Will range with size: The risks of implant removal range with the size of the implant as well as the material and the extent of rupture. Excessively large implants may leave the breast with a sagging or involuted appearance that may benefit from a simultaneous lift. Glandular resection and removals of effected nerves and muscle may be required in cases of extensive rupture. Otherwise, risks are comparable to any surge.See 3 more doctor answers
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