“Areolar vs. inframammary incision for implant removal and en bloc capsulectomy?”


2:06 pm

I have around 223cc silicon implants on each side. I’ve talked to 2 surgeons and one told me areolar incision is the only way surgeon can see well enough to do a good en bloc capsulectomy while the other told me inframammary incision is the only way to completely get the capsule out. So now I’m confused. I feel like whoever I ask will simply tell me the technique they use is the best way for a complete capsulectomy. I am just looking for an unbiased, objective answer. Thank you!

Dr. Daniel Barrett

2:06 pm

Dear Giving919559I, it is hard to tell for sure without an examination. Generally speaking, it is possible to remove implants using the same incision without creating new scars. If you are considering a surgery, I would suggest you to consult a board-certified plastic surgeon. Only after a thorough examination you will get more information and recommendations. Daniel Barrett, MD Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery Member, American Society of Plastic Surgery Members, American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.


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