Explantation/Mastopexy with tummy tuck; Mommy Makeover Variation in Raleigh
Breast implant removal or explantation has become a more popular procedure in the last decade. Many women wish to remove the breast implants without replacement. Frequently patients have developed significant drooping or ptosis of the breast after long-term implant placement. Removal and breast lifting is a fairly common procedure. The implants can be removed with capsulectomy and reshaped with breast lift techniques. Patients frequently desire improvement in their abdomen as well and Explantation and lift can be performed with abdominoplasty.
This 39-year-old mother of 3 children had breast implants placed over 12 years ago. After her pregnancy she developed increased breast size and breast drooping and wished to have her implants removed and breast lifted without implant replacement. She also wished to have her abdomen improved so she underwent implant removal of 550 cc smooth all gel prosthesis with a breast lift as well as abdominoplasty with liposuction.
Mommy makeover typically involves treatment of the abdomen as well as the breasts. In this case the breast were treated with mastopexy and implant removal at the time of her tummy tuck