Who? Patients electing to have their breast implants removed but not replaced. There may be many reasons for such a decision including recurrent capsular contracture, recurrent rupture or a change in patient preference.
What is involved? Removing the breast implants and their respective scar capsules, then lifting and reshaping the residual breast tissue into an aesthetically pleasing, youthful breast shape.
How it is performed? My preferred technique involves removing the breast implant with all of the surrounding scar capsule, then using the patient’s own remaining breast tissue to aid in the lifting and reshaping process. No breast tissue is removed, rather it is repositioned so as to optimise final breast size, shape and volume.