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Results of Explantation of Breast Implants in Hollywood

Posted On: August 19, 2008 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Implants

Patients who undergo explantation of their breast implants without reimplantation of their implants can have serious consequences of skin laxity and may have a very horrid appearance to their breasts. Some, however, may do quite well, those who have not had enormous implants placed.

Removal and reimplantation of Breast Implants before and after

Removal and reimplantation of Breast Implants before and after

Interestingly, in this weeks issue, August 14, 2008, of the National Enquirer, there is a photograph of Victoria Beckam, showing her before and after having her implants removed. It is difficult to determine what her breast appearance is at this time because she is covered up. In any case, if you do remove a very large breast implant, placed above the muscle, there is a significant chance that you will have tremendous skin laxity and the breasts will sag horribly.

This can lead to the need for a breast lift. However, a breast lift can be difficult and/or dangerous if the skin thickness is quite thin and the tissue is minimal, which could lead to poor blood supply to the nipple and cause even further skin problems or even death of the nipple.

Only a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who specializes in breast implant revision should be performing these operations on patients who desire explantation of their implants. This will greatly reduce complications.