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Heather Davis asks:
I am a 25y/o female considering breast lift surgery/augmentation. I had lap-banding surgery 3yrs ago and have lost just over 150lbs. I would like to know the belly button approach for breast implants would be compatible with the port placement of the lap-band.

On: 01/15/2014 09:48 pm

To doctors from: North Carolina

Category: Breasts

Answers

DrRobertBuchanan on 01/16/2014 02:46 pm wrote:
Since you need a breast lift because of our weight loss and will already have a scar on the breast, there is absolutely no reason to even consider inserting a breast implant through the umbilicus. Besides, the only implant you can place that way is a saline inflatable implant when silicone implants are superior for a number of reasons. Also. the tubing from the port frequently crosses above the umbilicus making the umbilical approach somewhat risky in addition to its already increased risks.