American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
2 months ago

Can't find a surgeon willing to remove my implants

I have mentor memory gel implants and my left one is out of pocket leaving me in severe pain. I haven't been able to wear a bra and over a year. My back kills me and I have migraines everyday I have so many calcifications that I can't find a surgeon that's willing to remove my implants. They say once they go in to remove them I will get cancer. I have CCC and I feel like I am going to die before

Procedure: Breast Implant Removal
Location: Palmetto, GA

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Samir Shureih
ASPS Surgeon

Some of the pictures posted are difficult to interpret. There seems to be capsular contracture with leaking implants and possibly multiple silicone granulomas in both breasts. You need a full workup and in person history and physical examination. Then discuss all options and possible reconstruction.

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Francisco Claro Jr.
ASPS Int. Surgeon

If you ar not feeling good with the implant there is a formal indication for silicone removal and mastopexy.

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Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

I don't believe that anyone told you that you would get cancer if the implants were removed. you did not show a report from the radiologist about your mammogram and that could be useful. Any plastic surgeon should be able to remove the implants but you may need other things to be done. You need to consult with a local ABPS certified or eligible physician for an exam and review of your records to determine what is best for you. You will need removal and capsulectomy at least and possible other things

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