BREAST IMPLANT EXCHANGE
ARE YOU DISPLEASED WITH THE RESULTS OF YOUR
ORIGINAL BREAST AUGMENTATION?
One of the most common questions Dr. Brown hears from his patients about their implants is if they need to be replaced every ten years. The answer is no! If you have no problems with your implants and you are happy you do not need to do anything. However, if you have been happy with your breast implants for years, but notice recent change and desire improvement, breast implant revision procedures may be right for you. Very often Dr. Brown will see patients who have either had implants for years or gotten them prior to pregnancy, and notice marked change in their breast shape. The skin will stretch over time and the quality of the breast gland changes making it sag as well. The goal of revision breast surgery is to restore shape, alter the size, and improve the overall appearance. Whichever procedure is right for you, breast implant revision can restore a more rejuvenated appearance to your breasts.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A BREAST IMPLANT EXCHANGE?
You are an ideal candidate for breast implant exchange:
- If you are a healthy, non-nicotine using patient for more than one month with stable weight over 6 months
- If you are displeased with the results of your original breast augmentation
- If you experienced capsular contracture, a condition where the scar tissue that formed around your implant becomes abnormally hard and tight
- If your implants have ruptured or leaked and need to be replaced
IS THERE ANY DOWNTIME?
After breast implant revision, your incisions will be covered with bandages or gauze dressings. You may also be placed into a support bra. For the first few days, you’ll likely experience some pain and discomfort that can be controlled with medication.
While you will need to avoid lifting or strenuous exercise for about six weeks, you will be able to return to work in one to two weeks depending on job demands. You will find that recovery from breast implant revision surgery is usually much easier than the recovery from your original breast augmentation procedure.*
CONSULTATIONS AVAILABLE NOW
HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL TREATMENT TAKE?*
Breast implant revision surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes one to three hours. In most cases, it takes longer than the initial breast augmentation procedure because it usually requires significant pocket modification and sometimes internal mesh for support.
BREAST IMPLANT PROCEDURE
Breast implant revision procedures are highly complex and vary depending on a patient’s needs and preferences. Often times, Dr. Brown will release a tight scar known as capsular contracture, increase or decrease the size of the breast implants, replace a ruptured implant, perform a breast lift, or improve the position of the implants. His artistic eye paired with years of experience make him the ideal surgeon for breast implant revisions.
WHAT RESULTS WILL I SEE?*
- Improved appearance and shape of your breasts
- Possibly increased comfort in the breast area
- Larger or smaller breasts
- More lifted breasts if needed
REAL PATIENTS | REAL RESULTS
*Individual results may vary*
TAKE THE FIRST STEP – REQUEST A CONSULTATION
Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Brown Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Scottsdale or West Valley offices directly to schedule at +1 480-947-2455. Brown Plastic Surgery serves the Scottsdale and West Valley areas.
*Individual results may vary*