There comes a time for many women where they need to undergo a breast augmentation in order to exchange their implants for new ones. More often than not the reason for this surgery is that the current implant product has been in the body for too long according to the recommendations from the manufacturer. There are also instances when an implant has ruptured or has changed positions and surgery is necessary to fix the issue. Regular visits with a plastic surgeon is ideal in order to monitor the situation. Certain women can keep the same implants for many years as they do not change positions and they do not break down. These patients should still be monitored in order to make sure they are safe and healthy.
What Are The Reasons For Exchange Surgery?
There are obvious reasons for a breast implant exchange surgery such as a ruptured implant or bad positioning of the implant. Some other issues can only be detected by a surgeon and they include scar tissue that can form around the implant over time, breaking down of the implant and rippling. As time goes on new and improved implant products come out on the market and some women just prefer to have a better product put in.
Should I Have Breast Implant Exchange Surgery?
The decision to undergo a breast implant exchange surgery should be made on an individual basis. The surgery is far more important if the original implant is compromised for one reason or another. Also, if a woman feels self conscious because of visible rippling or sagging then this might be a good reason to have an exchange surgery done.
Different Types Of Implants
Today, most implants are made out of a silicone shell and are filled with a silicone gel. There is a variety of different products available within these standards and each individual patient can be guided to make a decision that is right for them. A surgeon will suggest a certain implant based off of a woman’s size, body shape and what they are looking to accomplish with their surgery.
Risk Of Surgery
Every surgery comes with a certain amount of risk involved. Of course, a patient who is considering a breast implant exchange surgery has already been under anesthesia for the first procedure. If everything went alright in that situation it is quite safe to have another procedure done. An experienced and trusted plastic surgeon will always go over risk factors with a patient prior to making any decisions.
Will I Experience Any Pain?
A breast implant exchange surgery is relatively simple. The only thing that is usually done is removing the old implant and placing a new one in the same location. The recovery time is far less than the first time the surgery was done. Each patient is different though so to be on the safe side a patient should always set aside time for recovery. Surgeons are also very good at meeting the needs of each individual patient and helping to manage their pain.
It is always a good idea to speak with an experienced plastic surgeon who will assist with making a final decision regarding a breast implant exchange surgery. The surgeons and staff at Cosmetic Surgery Partners have performed many exchange surgeries before and they can help answer your questions related to ‘Should I have breast implant exchange surgery and will I experience any pain?’ It is important to feel comfortable and at ease with any medical professional who is going to perform surgery on you.