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Implant Exchange Surgery

Implant exchange surgery is a procedure designed to replace or revise breast implants to address various concerns or achieve desired changes in breast size, shape, or appearance. This surgery is commonly sought by women who have undergone previous breast augmentation and wish to update their implants, correct complications, or make aesthetic adjustments.

Reasons for Implant Exchange

  1. Implant Upgrade: Some patients choose implant exchange to upgrade to newer implants with advanced technology, improved materials, or different sizes or shapes.
  2. Capsular Contracture: This condition occurs when scar tissue around the implant becomes tight, causing discomfort, distortion, or firmness. Implant exchange can address capsular contracture by removing the affected implant and replacing it with a new one.
  3. Implant Rupture: In cases of implant rupture or leakage, exchange surgery is necessary to remove the damaged implant and replace it with a new one to restore breast shape and symmetry.
  4. Desired Aesthetic Changes: Patients may opt for implant exchange to achieve desired changes in breast size, shape, projection, or overall appearance.
  5. Correcting Malposition: If implants have shifted position or become malpositioned over time, exchange surgery can reposition them for a more natural and balanced look.

Implant Exchange Procedure

During implant exchange surgery, the existing breast implants are removed, and new implants are placed in the desired position. Dr. Cohen may also perform additional techniques, such as capsulectomy (removal of scar tissue) or adjusting the implant pocket, to achieve optimal results. The procedure is tailored to each patient’s specific goals and anatomy.

Benefits of Implant Exchange

  1. Improved Aesthetics: Implant exchange allows patients to achieve their desired breast size, shape, and symmetry, enhancing overall aesthetics.
  2. Enhanced Comfort: Addressing issues like capsular contracture or implant rupture can improve comfort and reduce physical discomfort.
  3. Updated Technology: Upgrading to newer implants may offer advantages such as improved durability, natural feel, and longevity.
  4. Customized Results: Patients can work with Dr. Cohen to customize the size, shape, and type of implants for personalized results that align with their aesthetic preferences.

Consultation and Treatment Plan

During the consultation, Dr. Cohen will evaluate the patient’s current implants, discuss concerns or goals, and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan. This may include selecting new implants, addressing any complications, and planning the surgical approach.

Recovery and Follow-Up Care

Recovery from implant exchange surgery varies based on the extent of the procedure and individual healing factors. Patients can expect some initial swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medications and post-operative instructions. Follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor healing progress and ensure optimal results.

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If you’re considering implant exchange surgery or would like to learn more about your options, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. We are here to answer your questions, address your concerns, and guide you through the process with compassion and expertise!