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Breast Caved in After Removal? What Next? Can Time Fix This? Lift?

My breast are caved in after removal. I want to be implant free if possible. Will time heal this? Will they fluff up? Will a lift fix it? Thanks to all you who reply.

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Breast appearance after implant removal

Implants obviously contribute to the volume of your breasts. When they are removed patients still have a similar skin envelope but with less volume. This can create exactly the appearance you are struggling with. Time will improve things somewhat. It is hard to know exactly how much. Other possible treatments include mastopexy (removing some of the skin to change the skin envelope) or fat transfer (adding some of your own fat removed from part of your body to replace some of the volume once occupied by implant). In our San Francisco practice we use both techniques to improve breast appearance after implant removal.

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