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Breast lift

I have Breast implants over the muscle, now I want my implants removed and a reduction / lift. How complicated is this procedure?

Procedure: Breast Implant Removal
Location: Hickory, NC

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Armando Donati
ASPS Int. Surgeon
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Hello, it is an excellent decision! It can be done preserving 100% of your current breast volume and if necessary and you need to compensate even more volume, you can plan a breast modeling with autologous fat (own fat transfer). For which it will be necessary for you to make a consultation with a certified plastic surgeon who will accompany you in the process.

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Ellis Tavin
ASPS Surgeon
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This is a very common procedure-just did one today. It is possible to redistribute breast tissue from the lower part of the breast to the central portion or to do the fat grafting that Dr. Donati describes.

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Kenneth Francis
ASPS Surgeon

Breast implant removal and breast lift performed simultaneously is generally not a very complicated procedure. However, it can become complicated if your breast implants are silicone gel and are leaking, or if you have very severe or calcified breast implant capsules. Seek consultation with an American Board of Plastic Surgery certified plastic surgeon for an examination, ultrasound/MRI if indicated and discussion of your options. Good luck!

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Samir Shureih

It is a complex procedure specially if we do not know what happened in the original surgery. If any of the main arteries to the nipple areola was cut or not, we will never know, Some collateral circulation has taken place. Therefore minimal mobilization of breast tissue, so that not to disturb collateral circulation, and therefore your expectations should be realistic.

Consult your Plastic surgeon or a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your options and risks and potential complications and your expectations.

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Sherif Wasief
ASPS Int. Surgeon

It is one of the common procedures in plastic surgery, detailed consultation with your surgeon about your previous surgery, current condition and your target of surgery to put the best plan for your condition, implant removal or change or even plane change from prepectoral to dual plane with or without fat injection to reach the best result that suites your needs and that your tissues could support

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Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

People should not tell you that it is very simple if done one way or another and they should not tell you that it is complicated without examining you. Fact is that it could be simple or it could be very complicated depending on what procedure you had before, the condition of your tissues and your wishes. It is a procedure that all plastic surgeons are able to do and do. You need to see a local ABPS certified or eligible surgeon for exam and consultation to figure out if it is simple or complicated and all of your options which are many.

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Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Hi! Thanks for your question. This is actually a very common procedure. Please go to a board certified plastic surgeon who performs aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery.

One thing to note, is that the need for a lift as well as how extensive the lift and the type of incisions used depend on the current position of your nipples. If your nipples are more or less in the correct anatomical position and not point downwards you may not need a lift or may be able to get away with a minimal lift.

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Baruch Jacobs
ASPS Surgeon

Many women have a breast lift after removing thbeir implants. How complex it is or the possible complications depend on many factors including but not limited to the location of the incision from your previous surgery, how much of a lift you require, and if a reduction is also needed. Find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area who will examine you and answer all your questions.

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