What is Breast Implant Exchange?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Serving Denver & Lone Tree, Colorado

Posted: March 11, 2020

Breast implant exchange is a procedure to remove implants placed during breast augmentation and replace them with new ones. It is a relatively common surgery since breast implants are not lifetime medical devices. Breast implant exchange can effectively correct most implant-related problems that may develop over time. Fortunately, the recovery is often easier than the one associated with the initial enhancement procedure.

Reasons to Replace Breast Implants

Breast implant exchange patient | DenverThere are aesthetic and medical reasons to replace breast implants. An exchange may be beneficial if you are unhappy with the way your breasts look or if you are experiencing a problem with your implants. The procedure is often combined with a breast lift to maintain an elevated breast profile after implant removal.

Consider breast implant exchange any of the following statements apply to your situation:

  • You want to change the size of your breast implants.
  • You want to change the material of your breast implants.
  • You are experiencing visible or palpable implant rippling.
  • Your implant has ruptured or deflated. These concerns are obvious with saline implants, though difficult to detect with silicone ones.
  • You have developed capsular contracture (hardening around the implant).
  • Your implants are causing discomfort.

Removing Implants Without Replacing Them

If you no longer want your current breast implants, you can decide to remove them without receiving replacements. Breast implant removal surgery, or breast explant, is an option.

You may find that your aesthetic preferences have changed, and you no longer enjoy your augmented breast appearance. Or, you may want to remove your implants for peace of mind after learning about a rare and often treatable condition called BIA-ALCL. Our surgeons will gladly discuss these considerations and respect your decision, regardless of whether you choose to replace or remove your implants.

Schedule Your Lone Tree Consultation

If you think you may need breast implant exchange surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons are here to help. They will listen to your concerns and determine if this procedure is the right solution.

Call 303-706-1100 to schedule your consultation. Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery serves Denver, Lone Tree, and nearby areas of Colorado.