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Archive for the ‘Implant Exchange’ Category

April 12, 2011

Breast Implants – Removing and Revising

There are a number of reasons a woman may need an implant exchange after her initial breast augmentation procedure. Some of the more common reasons an implant exchange may be necessary have to do with correcting their first implant procedure. This is partly why it is so important to research the surgeon performing your surgery as well as being well informed about breast implants before your surgery.

Women who need an implant exchange are most commonly correcting breast asymmetry. There are other much less common reasons a woman may need an implant exchange such as a leak in the implant. Saline implants that leak will be very noticeable leaving the women with a deflated looking breast. Leaking silicone implants are less noticeable but need to be replaced to avoid risk of any health complications. An MRI is needed to detect leaking silicone implants and should be performed every two years.

Breast implants are not meant to be lifelong devices. All breast augmentation patients will exchange their implants at some point in their life. The most common reason women voluntarily undergo implant exchange surgery is simply to increase or decrease the size or to change the type of implant they have. Implant exchange procedures are often less painful and require less recovery time than the initial surgery. A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon will be needed to address your individual concerns.

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