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How painful is it to have breast implants removed compared to putting them in? I had breast implants put in after a lifetime of living with a-cups. With all the excitement of getting larger breasts i opted to have a d-cup put in but now i've found that th

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Not Painful

Removal of breast implants is a generally very well-tolerated operation with minimal discomfort and recovery time compared to initial breast augmentation surgery.
Your plastic surgeon will be able to guide you when it comes to more specifics as to what your breasts may look like after breast implant removal. Best wishes.

In brief: Not Painful

Removal of breast implants is a generally very well-tolerated operation with minimal discomfort and recovery time compared to initial breast augmentation surgery.
Your plastic surgeon will be able to guide you when it comes to more specifics as to what your breasts may look like after breast implant removal. Best wishes.
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Dr. ERIC P BACHELOR
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Usually

Usually the discomfort from secondary breast augmentation surgery is significantly less than your first surgery.
This is especially true going to a smaller size. Depending on other factors from your first surgery you could require tissue tightening or manipulation which could increase your discomfort slightly.

In brief: Usually

Usually the discomfort from secondary breast augmentation surgery is significantly less than your first surgery.
This is especially true going to a smaller size. Depending on other factors from your first surgery you could require tissue tightening or manipulation which could increase your discomfort slightly.
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Dr. Dennis Dass
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Much less

Going to a smaller implant or removing them completely will be much less painful than the first surgery.
If you desire a breast revision for implant complications, but want to keep the implants, this can be more painful. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-enhancements/breast-implant-revision-los-angeles.html.

In brief: Much less

Going to a smaller implant or removing them completely will be much less painful than the first surgery.
If you desire a breast revision for implant complications, but want to keep the implants, this can be more painful. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-enhancements/breast-implant-revision-los-angeles.html.
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Dr. Adam Rubinstein
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: The

The discomfort from having a reduction in your implant size is usually much less than the original augmentation procedure.
One thing you should keep in mind is that you might need a bit of a lift at the same time. The skin has been stretched to accommodate the bigger implant and may not look good with a smaller one in the same pocket. Usually some reduction of the pocket will be needed (internally) and possibly a lift of the breast (externally).I hope this info helps! best regards, adam j rubinstein, md, facshttp://www.Dr-rubinstein.Com [http://www.Dr-rubinstein.Com]305-792-7575past chief, section of plastic surgery jackson north medical centeractive member, american society of plastic surgeonsactive member, american society for aesthetic plastic surgeryactive member, international society of aesthetic plastic surgeryfounding member, american society of bariatric plastic surgeonsactive member, american academy of anti-aging medicineconfidentiality notice: the information contained in this electronic message may be privileged and confidential, and may or may not contain sensitive and personal information, including identifiable health information, the confidentiality of which may be protected by federal and state law and is only for the use of the individual(s) or entity(ies) named on address line(s)above. This electronic message in no way substitutes for medical or cosmetic advice. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, the reader is hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited, and the reader is requested to notify dr. Rubinstein at 305-792-7575 or info@dr-rubinstein.Com [mailto:info@dr-rubinstein.Com] immediately and to delete the information. We assume no responsibility for consequences resulting from the information contained in this email.

In brief: The

The discomfort from having a reduction in your implant size is usually much less than the original augmentation procedure.
One thing you should keep in mind is that you might need a bit of a lift at the same time. The skin has been stretched to accommodate the bigger implant and may not look good with a smaller one in the same pocket. Usually some reduction of the pocket will be needed (internally) and possibly a lift of the breast (externally).I hope this info helps! best regards, adam j rubinstein, md, facshttp://www.Dr-rubinstein.Com [http://www.Dr-rubinstein.Com]305-792-7575past chief, section of plastic surgery jackson north medical centeractive member, american society of plastic surgeonsactive member, american society for aesthetic plastic surgeryactive member, international society of aesthetic plastic surgeryfounding member, american society of bariatric plastic surgeonsactive member, american academy of anti-aging medicineconfidentiality notice: the information contained in this electronic message may be privileged and confidential, and may or may not contain sensitive and personal information, including identifiable health information, the confidentiality of which may be protected by federal and state law and is only for the use of the individual(s) or entity(ies) named on address line(s)above. This electronic message in no way substitutes for medical or cosmetic advice. If the reader of this message is not the intended recipient, the reader is hereby notified that any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited, and the reader is requested to notify dr. Rubinstein at 305-792-7575 or info@dr-rubinstein.Com [mailto:info@dr-rubinstein.Com] immediately and to delete the information. We assume no responsibility for consequences resulting from the information contained in this email.
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