Top Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Ogley has expertise in breast augmentation and revision surgery, including breast implant exchange. The process of removing and replacing breast implants is more complicated than primary breast augmentation surgery, so it’s crucial to choose qualified professionals, such as Dr. Ogley, to perform the procedure.
During a breast implant exchange, your current breast implants will be removed from the breast pocket and replaced with brand new implants. This surgical procedure is designed to renew your initial augmentation results or improve the unsatisfactory outcome of your previous surgery.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular plastic surgeries performed today, yet revision and replacement rates following primary augmentation are as high as 36 percent.
Every patient should love their enhanced breasts. If your results failed to meet your expectations, breast implant removal and exchange in Scottsdale might be an option for you. Choosing Dr. Scott Ogley as your plastic surgeon will help put your mind at ease and achieve your desired results with his unmatched competency in breast augmentation and the techniques he employs for successful implant replacement surgeries.
There are several reasons women decide to replace their implants. Some of the most common rationales for getting a breast implant exchange are:
Most saline and silicone breast implants are FDA approved for 10 to 20 years, which takes into account advances in breast implant technology, the emergence of toughened scar tissue in one or both breasts, and the probability of ruptures, among other considerations. However, you can safely go beyond these time frames, as most breast augmentation patients only undergo one or two replacements in their lifetime.
While asymmetry is natural for most women, following breast augmentation, some patients may notice more significant asymmetry. Your surgeon may be able to resolve this issue.
Capsular contracture is the formation of hard scar tissue around an implant, causing the breasts to appear distorted, asymmetric, and feel hard to the touch.
Women who had significant breast sagging and elected not to include a mastopexy or breast lift with their augmentation may experience more significant drooping.
Sometimes, the initial breast implants may be too wide and low, or do not fit the patient’s frame. Some patients also experience a change of heart, desiring to go from saline to silicone implants and vice versa.
If you have concerns with the issues above then, consider scheduling a personal consultation with Dr. Ogley, who will go above and beyond during your preoperative consultations to ensure both of you are on the same page before scheduling your surgery.
This surgical procedure can correct bothersome aspects of your primary breast enhancement. Specifically, exchange augmentation can:
Your Scottsdale breast implant replacement surgery will begin with your surgeon marking the area where he will create incisions to remove the implant. In most cases, his markings will be based on any existing scars to minimize the appearance of scarring. Administering general anesthesia will ensure your comfort during the explant surgery.
The nature of implant revision surgery differs depending on the type of implant you choose for replacement. In some cases, your surgeon will place the implant under the breast tissue above the muscle, whereas in other instances, he will position the implant under the chest muscle.
Dr. Ogley believes that plastic surgery is a combination of science, art, and creativity. Call us at (480) 771-1419 to schedule your consultation with a surgeon who will conduct a detailed analysis of your breast anatomy before resolving the complex issues of your initial augmentation.
Recovering from a breast implant exchange is similar to recovering from breast augmentation. Expect some bruising or soreness following surgery, both of which will gradually subside within a few weeks. You may return to work after a week and may engage in more strenuous activities during the sixth week of recovery. You will meet with Dr. Ogley for multiple post-operative appointments to gauge your progress.
The expected results after breast implant exchange in Scottsdale are:
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