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Can I Replace my Saline Implants with Silicone Implants Through my Armpits?

I had my saline breast implants put in 15 years ago. Can I replace them with silicone implants go through my armpits? I had a consultation with my Dr. He said the only way he can replace silicone implants is go through the nipple area. Because he has to remove the capsule.

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Axillary Incisions for Breast Augmentation

I agree that except for very large implants it should be possible for an experienced surgeon to replace your saline implants through an axillary incision. As the other physicians have noted the challenge come from your capsule. To get the capsule out completely you may require an areolar (below the nipple) incision or an inframammary incision (in the breast fold). I hope this helps.

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