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Unhappy with Your Breast Augmentation? Implant Exchange 101

Each year, it’s estimated that about 300,000 women undergo breast augmentation surgery. And while breast size and shape don’t reflect a woman’s identity, many women find that they feel more confident in their own skin after a breast augmentation.

However, your preferences may change a few years after your breast augmentation surgery. Luckily, breast implant exchange surgery can change the look of your implants or remove them entirely. No matter the new look you’re going for, the team at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery can create a customized augmentation plan made for you. Keep reading to learn more about breast implant exchange and if it’s right for you.

What Is Breast Implant Exchange?

Breast implant exchange is exactly what it sounds like–exchanging old implants for new ones. There are various reasons you may want to exchange your breast implants, but some of the common reasons for a breast implant exchange include:

  • Change of the size or shape
  • Breast implant rupture
  • Capsular contracture (condition when scar tissue forms around the implant)
  • Shift in implant position
  • Transition in breast tissue from pregnancy, weight loss, etc.
  • Poor results from initial breast augmentation surgery

Whether you want to enhance your breasts or reduce their size, breast implant exchange is a customizable procedure. You’ll want an experienced, board-certified surgeon who understands the importance of implementing the right implants for your desired results. We recommend you spend time researching and speaking with plastic surgeons, especially if your initial results were unsatisfactory.

At Pinnacle Plastic, our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Audrey A. Klenke, M.D., F.A.C.S., is dedicated to patient care and, being a woman herself, knows the value her work provides for the self-confidence for her patients.

What Are the Benefits of Breast Implant Exchange?

A breast implant exchange has many benefits, chief among them being restored confidence. If your breasts have been the cause of many anxieties and worries after a breast augmentation, a breast implant exchange can improve the look and feel of your breasts.

While each exchange surgery will be different depending on your personal preferences, some expected benefits of breast implant exchange include:

  • Corrected breast symmetry and positioning
  • Lifted breast implants
  • Added fullness in the upper area of breasts
  • Replaced old, outdated implants with new ones
  • Improved confidence and self-esteem

What Is Downtime Like with Breast Implant Exchange?

Each body is different; some women may heal faster or slower than others. Dr. Klenke will use the same incisions for your original breast augmentation to reduce scarring during surgery. Typical recovery from breast implant exchange is about 3-5 days, and you should avoid intense exercise for 4-6 weeks after your surgery.

If you go back to heavy exercise too soon, you may run the risk of your implant shifting and appearing asymmetrical. Likewise, if your operation includes the removal of scar tissue, your recovery period may be more extended than usual, and you may want to take extra time off to heal.

During the first few days after your surgery, you will experience some swelling and discomfort. We recommend OTC medications, cold packs, and lots of rest to relieve the inflammation. Throughout your recovery process, don’t hesitate to reach out to an expert at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery if you have any questions or concerns.

Feel Your Best Just in Time for Bikini Season

With summertime on the horizon, there’s no better time than now to consider how to boost your confidence. With our breast exchange implant procedure, you can achieve fuller, smoother, and perkier breasts. If you’re unhappy with your original breast augmentation or want to enhance your breasts for the very first time, the team at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery can help you achieve the figure of your dreams!

Interested in Breast Exchange Augmentation? Call Now for Your Consultation!

Proudly serving Beaufort and Bluffton, SC, Pinnacle Plastic Surgery is the industry leader in breast augmentations. Whether you want to boost your breast size, reduce your breast appearance, or somewhere in between, our provider, Dr. Klenke, and her team can create a customized treatment plan for you. Call us at (843) 524-5550 or contact us online today!

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