Breast Implant Exchange
Sometimes, in life, we come to a point where we feel like we need a change. While a lot of women don’t necessarily think they’d want a breast implant exchange after their initial breast augmentation, it is not uncommon. New technology is discovered, or perhaps complications are found that require an exchange or removal, or even just as simple as you’ve decided a different size may better serve you. Dr. Andres administers this amazing procedure and provides breast implant exchange in Phoenix & Scottsdale. For those looking for someone to expertly revise their implants, look no further.
Woman Choose to have a Breast implant exchange a multitude forof reasons
Listed below are a few:
- Change the size of existing implants, whether it is smaller or larger
- UPgrade to a more current, advanced type of implant; especially if original implant was performed more than 10 years back
- Developed scar tissue, such as capsular contracture
- to correct asymmetry
- Change the type of implant used, perhaps from saline to silicone
- Improved shape and feel
About Breast Implant Exchange
For most breast implant exchange procedures, it is fairly similar to an augmentation surgery. Dr. Andres should be able to make the incision through the original incision site, to transfer out the implant for the new one.
A breast implant exchange surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure using IV sedation or general anesthesia, which is delivered exclusively under the care of a board-certified anesthesiologist. The original implant is removed and meticulously replaced with a new one. Dr. Andres may find it necessary to slightly adjust the placement of the new implant, depending on the condition of the previous “pocket” as well as the competence of the initial breast implant positioning.
A breast implant exchange surgery takes approximately 2 hours. Dr. Andres uses his extensive skill set and knowledge to ensure you receive ideal results with breast implant exchange Phoenix & Scottsdale.
Recovery is nearly the same as your initial augmentation surgery. Once out of surgery, you will be allowed to return home. Your breasts will be carefully bandaged, to avoid any possible chance of infection, as well as to help promote the healing process. It's normal to have some bruising, swelling, and a general feeling of tightness in the chest area, initially. To assist the healing process, you will likely be given a surgical support bra. This bra should be worn consistently for the first several weeks. You’ll want to avoid any lifting, or strenuous activity for the first week to 10 days. Typically, patients feel able to return to their day-to-day routine, including work, within a week or so. More strenuous activity may be taken up again 3 to 4 weeks after your surgery.
During your consultation for breast implant exchange
During your consultation, Dr. Andres will go over your specific goals for physical enhancement. From there he’ll be able to create a surgical plan that is tailored to your needs. It is encouraged that, during your consultation with Dr. Andres, you take the time to voice any questions or concerns, regarding your surgery. This gives Dr. Andres the chance to address them accordingly. It is important you feel completely confident in your decision for an implant exchange.
If you’re interested in learning more about your available options for a breast implant exchange in Phoenix, you may request a consultation online. Or if you prefer, you may contact the office directly and one of our staff members will assist you.Schedule a Consultation