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When having breast implants replaced, does it require an anchor scar?

Q:

I have had my saline implants for over 10 years now and am considering having them replaced. Is it possible to remove the old implant and insert the new ones through my existing scar under my breasts? I don't need any sort of lift so I would like to avoid the anchor scar if possible.

A:

If all you are doing is exchanging implants, there would be no reason for an anchor scar.  The anchor would be if you were doing a lift.  Talk to your plastic surgeon as he may be thinking of raising the nipple a bit.  Good luck

Dan Mills

A:

If all you are doing is exchanging implants, there would be no reason for an anchor scar.  The anchor would be if you were doing a lift.  Talk to your plastic surgeon as he may be thinking of raising the nipple a bit.  Good luck

Dan Mills

A:

Christina,

Thank you for your question.  Yes your implants should be able to be replaced through your original incision and not require and anchor type of incision.

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