What Is A Breast Revision Surgery?
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S., and for many patients, it produces beautiful and natural results. While results from breast augmentation procedures are long-lasting, on average women replace their implants once every ten years. Breast implant exchange is replacing old implants with new implants. Often the goal is to change or improve the appearance of the breasts, increase or decrease the size of the breast implant, or updating the implant material. At Forma Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons provide breast implant exchange surgery and perform an in-depth consultation to help reach your desired results.
What Are The Benefits Of Breast Implant Exchange?
Breast implant exchange in Scottsdale, AZ at Forma Plastic Surgery provides several great benefits to renew and enhance your look, including:
- Offers multiple implant options
- Allows you to increase or decrease implant size
- Replaces defective or damaged implants
- Enables you to upgrade to a newer or different type of implant
- Replaces implants more than ten years old
- Softens the feel of implants affected by capsular contracture
- Lifts implants that have migrated
- Improves the overall aesthetic of the breasts
- Pairs with other procedures to improve breast appearance
- Help you achieve a new level of confidence
"In August of 2021 I was diagnosed with breast cancer which required a mastectomy to remove a very large tumor which in my case had not yet turned invasive. Although I was blessed on the cancer not spreading the size of a 11cm tumor removal would leave my chest highly disfigured especially because the nipple needed to be removed. Brenda Morthy my oncologist surgeon who in her own right is the best there is only wanted me to visit with one breast reconstruction surgeon - Dr. Walsh. Dr. Walsh was able to make something out of my left over breast no one thought possible. To this day what I find shocking is how humble she is and the fact she isn’t out there advertising her services just for money, but yet anyone you talk to in the world of cancer or complicated reconstruction cases to a one will tell you, "Dr. Walsh is the very best, there is no better". I believe someone was watching over me in all the doctors I met in my journey with the most talented being Dr. Molly Walsh."- S.R. / Yelp / Aug 09, 2022
"Great experience with Dr. Sabeeh. He is very personable, listened to my concerns and gave his best advice/opinion. Office staff are friendly and helpful."- M.C. / Google / Jun 28, 2022
"These guys are amazing! This was my first experience with plastic surgery and I could not be happier. Dr. Yao did my upper eyelids (upper bilateral blepharoplasty) and it really changed the way I look. My eyelids were pretty close to touching my upper lashes prior to surgery. As you can see after surgery my eyes look "open" again. Every person in the office is so caring and professional. It feels like they really are a family. From the consult through the entire process, they really make you feel special."- J.L. / Yelp / Mar 03, 2021
"I had a phenomenal experience with the doctor. True expert in his craft."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 16, 2021
"Dr. Molly Walsh is the best plastic surgeon in AZ. She’s professional, personable and has impeccable bedside manner. She’s a very experienced and accomplished surgeon and her work speaks for itself. She’s a miracle worker, perfectionist, very thorough and one of the nicest most humble surgeons I’ve ever met. She did an impeccable and impressive job. I would rate her 10 stars ?? if it were possible. Highly recommended!! "- R.L. / Healthgrades / Jan 23, 2021
Am I a good candidate for a breast implant exchange?
If you have previously received breast implants and are finding that over time, they have shown some signs of wear, you may be an excellent candidate for an exchange at Forma Plastic Surgery. Many of our Scottsdale, AZ patients who received implants years ago elect for an exchange to maintain the bounciness, perkiness, and touchability of their breast implants. Ideal candidates for this procedure have implants that are around 10 years old, who desire to rejuvenate their breast implants and appearance, and those who may have interest in revising the shape and/or size of their prior implants.
What to Expect with a Breast Implant Exchange
Breast implant exchange surgery either takes out an implant that is no longer wanted or an implant that is possibly defective. This surgery also works well for patients who desire a different implant size or type. Patients can also experience other common issues that may require revision surgery, including:
- Bottoming out
- Breast size
- Capsular contracture
- Implant rippling
- Implant rupture
Depending on your needs, we will discuss the best techniques for your condition or for changing out the implant. At your consultation, our surgeons assess your condition and develop a personalized surgical plan. No matter the issue, each procedure will start with general anesthesia to help keep you comfortable. Generally, you can go home on the same day, but you will have a brief observation period in the recovery room.
Following your procedure, your recovery will depend on what is involved during your surgery. You should slowly start to see your results once the swelling disappears, and we will provide detailed aftercare instructions to encourage healing and increase comfort throughout this process.
Breast Implant Exchange FAQ
Will I need a breast lift after a breast implant exchange?
You will likely not need a breast lift following a breast implant exchange at Forma Plastic Surgery. However, if you are considering not replacing your implants after removal, a breast lift may be necessary to maintain an aesthetically appealing shape, size, and look. During your appointment, one of our plastic surgeons will talk to you about what options are best for you.
What are the consequences of not exchanging my implants or holding off on the surgery?
If breast implants aren’t removed or replaced after the recommended time period, there is much greater risk for them to rupture, leak, or develop a capsular contracture. This can lead to a less-than-ideal aesthetic, scar tissue, or hardened breasts.
I don’t think I want implants anymore, but I also don’t want to return to my natural size. Are there alternatives to an implant exchange that will still give me a fuller look in the chest?
Yes. Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for a fat transfer procedure at Forma Plastic Surgery where we can graft from an area on the body with unwanted or unnecessary fat and move it to the breasts for an enhanced look when compared to your natural bust.
Change Your Mind
Breast implant revision surgery is a personalized treatment that helps patients gain the cosmetic look they want. If you feel displeased with your breast augmentation results or you have a medical condition, we invite you to contact our office and book your appointment at Forma Plastic Surgery. There are numerous factors to think about, and our Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeons will give you a full physical examination, create your revision treatment plan, and discuss realistic expectations.