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Avoidance and Treatment of Breast Contour Deformities Encountered with Implant Removal
19 June 2008 (online)
Breast implants may need to be removed for a variety of reasons. The resulting contour deformities may be difficult to reconstruct, especially if the patient does not desire replacement of an implant. Based on our collective experience with over 250 patients, we provide an algorithm of alternatives for both patients who had previous augmentation mammoplasty and those who had implant reconstruction. The alternatives depend on the patient's willingness to accept a new implant, the volume of residual breast tissue, the patient's body habitus, and preexisting breast deformities.
Breast implant removal - breast deformities