Why a Breast Implant Exchange?

Correct implant issues or update to fit where you are in life.

Clevens Face and Body Specialists perform breast implant exchange surgery for patients unhappy with their current size or who need simple implant corrections. While breast implant revision surgery is performed soon after an initial surgery, breast implant exchange surgery is performed when patients choose to change sizes or switch to a more modern breast implant.

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When to Consider A Breast Implant Exchange

Before deciding on this procedure, consider its necessity.

If you're unhappy with the look of your current breasts or have any breast implant issues, a breast implant exchange is an excellent choice for you. You may also be at a different point in life and want a new size or type of breast implant. The most common candidates for breast implant exchange surgery are women having trouble with their current breast implants.

Common problems include capsular contraction, or the painful hardening of tissue around a breast implant. Saline implants can also rupture or leak, which often brings women to exchange them for modern silicone gel implants.

In this video, we discuss what makes a good candidate for a breast implant exchange procedure. 

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Benefits of A Breast Implant Exchange

Enhance the shape and restore a youthful appearance to your breasts.

The benefits of a breast implant replacement include:

  • Resolves problems you experience with old implants
  • Choose from a range of sizes that match your current lifestyle
  • Choose from multiple types of silicone or saline implant types
  • Enhances the look and feel of your breasts
  • Removes painful scar tissue
  • Can be combined with a breast lift to correct sagging for a more youthful look

Let's talk about some of the reasons women choose to have a breast implant exchange procedure.

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Breast Implant Exchange Procedure Options

The breast implant exchange surgery options include: 

  • Saline to Silicone – If you're unhappy with your saline implants and want to switch to silicone implants, we can easily replace them using the same incision point. We'll discuss the weight differences of each type of implant before surgery. 
  • Silicone to Saline – If you're interested in switching from silicone to saline implants, we'll remove the current implants and replace them using the same incision location.We'll discuss the differences between the types of implants before surgery.
  • Increase Implant Size – If you want to increase your breast size, we can easily find the implant size to meet your goals. 

Breast Implant Exchange Procedure

A procedure tailored to your needs.

We'll place you under general anesthesia during the procedure to replace breast implants. Our surgical team will make an incision over your previous incision to avoid further scarring.

We'll remove your current implants. We need to remove scar tissue and any ruptured implant material in some cases. We carefully place your new implants and close your incision.

Learn more about how we make sure you get the right implant size for you during your breast implant exchange. Watch now!

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Breast Implant Exchange Recovery

Return home on the same day as the surgery.

A breast implant exchange is an outpatient procedure, allowing you to return home the same day as the surgery. You should expect your recovery to be comparable to your initial breast augmentation.

While you may have some additional fullness and discomfort for a few days, it will subside over several weeks. You can return to light daytime activities following the surgery.

Watch to learn more about recovery after breast implant exchange.

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Schedule A Breast Implant Exchange Consultation Today

Contact Clevens Face and Body Specialists to schedule a comprehensive consultation for a breast implant exchange today. We make it a priority to ensure you're happy with your current breast implant size and structure. Our surgical team will discuss your breast goals and exceed your expectations. 

Contact us today to schedule an appointment at the Melbourne or Merritt Island, Florida locations. 

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Breast Implant Exchange FAQ

Are my implants permanent?

Breast implants have a long life and can help to maintain a youthful appearance for your breasts. However, they are not intended to last a lifetime and some women will find that they need to have a breast implant re-do in the future.

Is a saline or silicone implant better for a natural look?

Both saline and silicone implants can result in a natural look. Modern techniques have improved the aesthetics of implants, now giving women the most natural-looking augmentation possible.

Is it safe to get pregnant after breast augmentation surgery?

Yes. Breast implants are completely safe for pregnant women and pose no additional risks, although pregnancy and nursing can cause the breasts to sag. Some women choose to have a secondary breast augmentation or a breast lift after having children.

Should I consider a re-augmentation if my other implants are old?

It depends. If you are still pleased with the results of your original augmentation, then there may be little reason to have another. However, if you want an improved look or want to change size, then a breast re-augmentation may be a good option. The best way to find out if a breast implant exchange is right for you is to schedule a consultation with our breast and body specialists.

What Our Patients Say

Hear from one of our breast implant exchange patients.

“Clevens Face and Body Specialists took all the time needed to give me the appropriate education for me to make a confident, informed decision of switching from saline to silicone. I feel privileged that I was able to have them as the people who boosted my confidence and changed my life!” 

–Gatorgirl77, review on RealSelf

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Learn more about your breast implant exchange options: Meet with our breast and body specialists.

While you may know what to expect from the procedure, you will have the opportunity during the consultation to explain your goals to our breast and body specialists. They’ll discuss with you whether another surgery is right for you, based on your medical history and your desired outcome. The consultation is focused on ensuring you can make the most informed decision about your procedure.

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