Hello, I had surgery 8 years ago for assymmetric breasts and had a silicone implant inserted on the left with a mastopexy on the right side. Now the implant is due to be replaced because of pain and shape changes. However I would prefer not to have silicone in my body and was wondering if both breasts could be re-shaped to give me smaller, but real breasts. The smaller breast was only an A cup before the implant and the other side was a D. Is this likely to give a good result?
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 30
I would be quite happy to have surgery using my own tissue but as I am using the NHS (UK) I don't know if they will pay for that or for a saline implant as they only mention silicone so I have been thinking my only option is to accept another silicone implant or have a mastopexy on both. I am just unsure which is better because I assume the small A cup breast is still the same size without the implant and this would mean the other breast would have to be reduced quite a bit.
Would a saline implant have to be replaced every 10 years or so, like silicone?
30 years experience; Board Certified in Plastic Surgery; Member American College of Surgeons;