Q:How long after"Popping" the Implant with Needle Should You Wait to Get Explant?

Submitted by Q-A from clee on Tue, 06/21/2011 - 23:20
Popping the Implant with Needle

Q:How long after"Popping" the Implant with Needle Should You Wait to Get Explant?

I want to get my D cup size 10 year old implants removed as soon as possible. I was unhappy from day one but have been afraid to do it. I'm now psychologically prepared for the surgery and for what I'm going to look like after and it's well worth it to me. My question is - I plan to have them "popped" in a couple weeks in-office. After they are deflated with the needle, how long should I wait to get the actual implants removed? I don't know if I want a lift or not.

A: Popping them before surgery brings on more risk

Popping them before surgery brings on more risk. Proceeding straight to surgery for removal is preferable. If there is a desire to minimize the scar, the implant can be deflated under direct vision at the time of explanation.