I had breast reconstruction with implants, but now I have a rupture. I need them out, can I have a breast lift at the same time I get the implants out?

A: breast implant removal and lift

The safest and most reliable approach to your situation is to remove the implants then wait 6-9 months before attempting a breast lift. The reason for this is to allow sufficient time for skin contraction and shrinkage during the 6-9 month time period. Then, you and your surgeon will have a better idea as to what time of lift, if any, you may need.

This is not as simple a procedure as some may believe. I highly recommend consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your surgical options and the timing of the implant removal and/or breast lift.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno