Breast Implant Exchange

Quick Facts about Breast Implant Exchange Procedures

Breast augmentation surgery represents a significant change in many women’s lives. But when there are changes in your body, due to pregnancy, a change in body shape, or other factors, breast implant exchange is an option.  It could be that a size change may better balance your changing body.

What Is Breast Implant Exchange?

Breast implant exchange, or breast implant revision surgery, is a procedure sought when women have smaller, larger, or harder breasts than they would like.  Breast implant exchange surgery is performed under general anesthesia and replaces old implants with a pair of new implants.  If you have more droop to your breasts than you would like, this surgery can be done in conjunction with a breast lift.  A sensible option for many women, breast implant exchange surgery can help renew a sense of confidence, comfort, and beauty.

Is a Breast Implant Exchange for Me?

To determine whether you’re a candidate for breast implant exchange, meet with Dr. Michael Whetstone, an experienced board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon to discuss your concerns. The following factors may affect your candidacy for the procedure:

  • Good physical health
  • Psychological wellness

During your consultation with Dr. Whetstone, the risks and benefits of a breast implant exchange will be explored and he will spend as much time as necessary to answer any questions that you may have.  As with any surgical procedure, it’s important to have realistic expectations of the outcome.

What Can I Expect After Breast Implant Exchange Surgery?

Breast Implant Exchange procedures are performed on an outpatient basis at Las Colinas Surgery Center under general anesthesia administered by board-certified anesthesiologists.  You can expect to return home within a few hours after your surgery.  You will need to have someone drive you home from the surgery facility.

Recovery from a breast surgery is different for every woman, as each individual heals differently. After surgery, you will be placed in a supportive bra.  Within a few days, the surgical bra will be replaced by a soft, supportive bra.  Patients are advised to avoid strenuous activity for two weeks following surgery.  You can expect a mild level of discomfort that is relieved by oral pain medication.

During the post-operative period you will receive experienced, attentive care from Dr. Whetstone and his nurse. They will explain everything in detail about what to expect following your surgery and be readily available to answer your questions and address any concerns you might have.

Why Choose Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Whetstone, a member of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is known for his compassion, experience, and genuine desire to help patients obtain their ideal look. Since establishing his practice in 1989, Dr. Whetstone has become regarded as one of the Dallas area’s top breast surgeons.

He has performed hundreds of breast surgeries and has extensive experience with different types of implants.  His experience, combined by his approachable style, have resulted in many satisfied patients who have referred family and friends.

To learn more about breast implant exchange surgery and schedule a free initial consultation, contact us today at 972-831-8822.