Explant with Lift
Disclaimer: Results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person.
For the majority of women who desire their implants to be removed without a new implant being placed, there can be a significant amount of residual skin. Dr. Kreithen calls this the “raisin effect.” When a plump grape is dehydrated, the result is a shriveled, wrinkled raisin. This effect also happens with the breast to a similar degree when there is a situation with either a large implant and/or moderate loose skin. In these patients, Dr. Kreithen will often recommend a breast lift in conjunction with the explant. Depending on the anatomy, the scar can be just around the nipple-areola, under the breast or the traditional anchor scar. Dr. Kreithen does his best to minimize scarring with all his patients.