Koger Cosmetic Clinic & Medspa offers breast implant exchange for women in Palm Beach County, including West Palm Beach, Vero Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas of Florida.
Breast implants are natural-shaped prostheses made of silicone. Women who have breast augmentation with implants may choose to exchange the implants for a different size or shape. Dr. Koger offers breast implant exchange for these women.
The exchange of the implants is usually completed in one to two hours. If you are having additional procedures, such as a breast lift, the surgery will take longer.
In order to remove the implant, Dr. Koger follows the incision that was used during the implant surgery. This will help minimize scarring. In addition to the implant, Dr. Koger may need to remove scar tissue in order to optimize results. Special attention is paid to implants that have ruptured. This may require that surrounding silicone also be removed.
- Replace implants with new size or shape
- Correct a ruptured implant
- Remove scar tissue from a previous augmentation procedure
Breast implant removal may be done for a variety of reasons. As indicated, an implant may need to be removed because of a rupture. However, there are other reasons to seek implant removal. Candidates may want to change the type of implant (from saline to a more natural silicone) or the size and shape of the implant. Some women decide to opt for a lift of their natural breasts, as opposed to their current implant. This often happens when there has been a physical change in the candidate’s age or weight. Regardless of the reason, Dr. Koger will work with each candidate to determine the procedure that will yield the desired outcome.
Discussing your desire to have breast implant exchange with Dr. Koger is the first step. He examines your breasts to determine if you are a good candidate and what can be achieved with breast implant exchange. Dr. Koger also shows you the options for your new implants.
Full recovery time varies from patient to patient, but generally, four to six weeks of limited activity is sufficient. During recovery, women may feel soreness or tenderness in the breast area. Swelling is normal and resolves over a few months. Swelling can be minimized by wearing a sports bra for the first month.
Healing from breast implant exchange may take the same amount of time as your initial breast augmentation procedure, although the recovery may be shorter. It is important that you follow Dr. Koger’s post-surgical instructions, including any time away from work and restrictions to your activities.
Dr. Koger is a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers breast implant exchange for residents of West Palm Beach, Vero Beach, Wellington, and the surrounding areas of Palm Beach County. Contact us to schedule a consultation.