Real Plastic Surgery Questions that have been Answered by Dr. Windle
Real Plastic Surgery Questions that have been Answered by Dr. Windle. All of the questions in this section have been asked by patients or prospective patients on various sites including drwindle.com, RealSelf, Zwivel, and smartbeautyguide.com. Dr. Windle has personally provided all of the answers.
The simple answer is no, that is not true. There are times when complete removal of the capsule or en and implant, or “enbloc removal”, are warranted but this is usually only for cases in which the implants are the old silicone non-cohesive gel implants and there is evidence of rupture. There are also a few cases of severe, recurrent breast implant capsule contracture where this might be indicated as well.
A breast lift or mastopexy can easily be performed at the same time as a new breast implant placement. Many women I see, come in thinking they need a lift and are pleasantly surprised to find out that all they need is the new style implants placed in a better position.
Today, most board certified plastic surgeon who have access to the new naturally feeling gummy bear implants from Sientra, will frequently remove an old implant, leave the old capsule in place as it is just natural scar tissue, and proceed with an redo augmentation with or without a lift.
By the way, all of this can be done with a 24 hour rapid recovery technique as well.
The answer is absolutely. There is no reason to remove breast implant capsules unless they are causing a problem such as breast implant contracture. Breast implant capsules are simply scar tissue that forms around the implant to separate the implant from the cells inside your body. Removal of breast implants without any other procedure is an operation that can easily be done under local anesthesia, making it very simple for you.