Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery

Michael R. Whetstone, M.D. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery
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Breast Implant Exchange

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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.

CANDIDATES FOR BREAST IMPLANT EXCHANGE

  • You are physically healthy
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You are concerned about the condition of your implants
  • You are unhappy with size, shape or appearance of your implants

The best way to decide whether or not a implant exchange is right for you is to meet with Dr. Whetstone for a complimentary consultation.

RECOVERY AFTER BREAST IMPLANT EXCHANGE

The recovery process is fairly quick, most patients are back to work within a couple of days and back to gym in two weeks. You may feel sore for the first week or so, this is normal and you can take prescribed pain medication as needed.  You will be placed in a surgical bra to help support the breasts as they heal. Before surgery, you will be given specific postoperative instructions to follow for a smooth recovery.

RESULTS FROM BREAST IMPLANT EXCHANGE

The results are immediately visible but can take a few weeks to get the final result.  This surgery normally will give patients a new sense of confidence and Dr. Whetstone has performed hundreds of breast surgeries and has extensive experience with different types of implants. This will be a surgery with long lasting results.

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