What is Breast Implant Exchange?

Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure to date, which means that women across the country are benefitting from the procedure. However, there is a lot that people don’t know about breast implants. While they can last for a very long time, many people don’t know that they are not meant to be life-long devices. This means that, sooner or later, you will need to have your breast implants replaced. Read on to learn more about breast implant exchange, and when it would be necessary.

When Would You Need to Exchange Implants?

There are a few reasons why a woman would need to have her breast implants exchanged. Sometimes, breast implants may rupture, or rippling may occur. Other times, a woman may simply wish to change the size or material of her implants. Whatever the reason, breast implant exchange is a safe and common procedure that can get you back to feeling confident in no time!

What to Expect from a Breast Implant Exchange

The breast implant exchange procedure is fairly straightforward. The first step is to create an incision in order to remove the current breast implant. In most cases, Dr. Cooper will use the original incision from your breast augmentation. Then, the damaged or old implant will be removed, and a new implant will be placed. The entire procedure takes about 1-2 hours, depending on the complexity of the exchange.

One benefit of a breast implant exchange is that the recovery is often easier than that of your initial breast augmentation. Plus, you will be able to enjoy your new implants for a confident you!

Contact Us Today

If you are in need of an implant exchange or believe you might be experiencing a ruptured implant, contact our office today. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may have, as well as schedule your implant exchange consultation with Dr. Cooper. Also, check out our Breast Implant Exchange page for more information.

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