Will My Tissues Sag If I Have Facial Implants Removed?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a question about the general behavior of implants when removed. Perhaps you can answer this: Does removing implants after 6 months cause any permanent tissue damage and face changes? Does it create saggy skin or slightly change your appearance, etc? Or will the face and muscles go back to normal with some very minor tissue damage (only where the cuts were done during surgery, etc)? 

A: The best way to think about any implant removal in the face is that the face will never return to 100% normal after implants are removed. It is just a question of how close it returns to normal which will be dependent on what type material composition)  of facial implants have been removed, their size and shape and their facial location.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon