Breast Revision/Implant ExchangeConveniently located to serve Scottsdale
A breast revision/implant exchange in Scottsdale is performed to replace a patient’s breast implants with new ones. The decision to change your implants can be based on a myriad of factors. It is often performed to replace damaged or ruptured implants, address an aesthetic or medical issue, or update the implant material or size.
Aging, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations that occur after the first breast augmentation procedure may affect the skin and deeper tissues of the breasts. These changes can make the skin thinner and the deeper tissues weaker.
This may result in smaller breasts with increased visibility of implant ripples due to the loss of breast tissue volume and implant migration. In addition, excess skin may also develop. Increasing the implant volume, upgrading from saline to silicone to reduce ripples, and gaining a more natural teardrop shape can help alleviate these issues.
Capsular contracture may also occur. When the scar-tissue capsule around an implant is thicker than normal, it can cause pain, stiffness, and aesthetic issues. In these cases, the capsule must be released or sometimes even fully removed.
Implants can also migrate in the pocket due to wear and tear over time, necessitating internal pocket suturing modifications. Finally, a donut or full breast lift may be required to address increased laxity of the breast skin envelope.
If you are experiencing some or any of these issues, please contact our office for a personal consult with Dr. Lille.
How Often Should Implant Exchange Surgery Be Performed?
Implants do not last forever. When a saline implant ruptures, the water gets safely absorbed into the surrounding tissues, and the change in volume is noticed immediately. For patients who are not experiencing any issues with their saline implants, Dr. Lille advises that an implant exchange is not necessary.
However, Dr. Lille recommends changing silicone implants every 10 to 13 years. The rupture rate increases yearly, and when a silicone implant rupture occurs, it does not always result in aesthetic changes. The exchange for a non-ruptured silicone implant is much less complicated with fewer costs compared to ruptured silicone implants.
Ideal Candidates for Breast Revision/Implant Exchange
The best candidates for breast revision/implant exchange include people unsatisfied with their breast implants’ size, appearance, or shape and people worried about the implants’ condition.
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Are you in need of a breast revision/implant exchange in Scottsdale? Dr. Sean Lille is a trusted board-certified plastic surgeon and is an excellent and experienced choice for your procedure. Contact us to schedule your consultation today!