Are Brazilian polyurethane implant removal

Hi I had my Brazilian implants put in in April of this year and am not overly happy with them .I would like to have them replaced with a regular silicone implant at one year post op. I have heard these implants are difficult to remove and even take some of your own breast tissue? I am feeling really concerned about this and what my breasts will look like when they are replaced ?Thanks for any help

Cornflakegirl21 November 1st, 2015 QLD

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     Ellis Choy

    Ellis Choy

    43 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Hi there,
    You're right in saying that polyurethane implants can be more difficult to remove due to its extra adhesive "sticky" nature as it's primarily used for more stable implant positioning in the short term and "proposed" lower rate of capsular contracture in the long term.
    In terms of what your breasts will look like after your revision will depend on what they look like now and the reasons why you are not overly happy with them after your initial surgery back in April this year. Your desires and expectations are always important in determining how your projected surgical outcome is to be achieved. It'll be best to return to your original surgeon and discuss your particular concerns before rushing into any premature decisions for further operation.
    Hope that helps.
    Best wishes
    Ellis Choy