Breast Implant Replacement in Newport Beach, California (CA)

Breast implants can last 10 years or more, but you may need them replaced in the case of a medical complication or damage to the implant. Breast implant replacement can be an opportunity to get a new size or shape of implant, and to also have a breast lift performed.

Reasons to have your breast implants replaced

Implant replacement is necessary if you develop a medical complication or if your implants get damaged. Reasons to have your breast implants replaced include:          
  • A rupture or leak in the implant, which can cause health problems or breast asymmetry
  • Wrinkling or rippling in the implant that is visible or can be felt
  • Capsular contracture, where your body grows hard scar tissue around the implant
  • Capsular calcification, which are lumpy calcium deposits that grow around the implant
  • Breast deformity, including implant malposition, sagging, implant visibility, and asymmetry

How replacement surgery is performed

Implant replacement surgery is performed much the same way as your original breast augmentation surgery. The procedure can be performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Your original incision lines will most likely be re-opened to minimize new scarring. Your old implants will be removed and replaced with new ones. If you’re getting a new size or type of implant your surgeon may have to make new incisions and alter the pockets that your implants rest in.

Recovery after replacement

Recovery is usually milder compared to your original augmentation surgery, but can vary depending on the type of replacement implants you select and whether or not additional procedures such as a breast lift are performed. Most women can return to their normal activities in 10 days. You will have pain, swelling, soreness, and tenderness in your breasts after surgery. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication as necessary while you recover.

Costs

The costs of breast implant replacement vary depending on the extent of your surgery and the replacement implants you select, as well as your location, surgeon, and health care coverage. Some implant manufacturers offer replacement warranties that can help with costs. You can discuss these factors with your surgeon and health care provider for more details.


About Jon M. Grazer, MD, MPH, FACS

Jon M. Grazer, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.S., is a second-generation, Board Certified Newport Beach plastic surgeon and a fourth-generation California physician. He specializes in aesthetic body contouring and reconstructive surgery. In addition to being a highly-skilled surgeon, Dr. Grazer is an expert in skin health. This expertise comes from his quest to provide his patients with optimal aesthetic results. His patients include models and international celebrities who demand the best under the scrutinizing public eye. Dr. Grazer has a multitude of loyal and satisfied patients who rely on his skills to provide a natural look.

Dr. Grazer maintains a special interest in body contouring. His father, Dr. Frederick M. Grazer, set the stage in plastic surgery by popularizing the tummy tuck and providing much of the modern literature on the subject, in addition to introducing liposuction to the United States in 1982. Dr. Grazer honed his scientific interests while at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he received his Master of Public Health degree, as well as a Master of Science in Anatomy. While working on his public health degree, Dr. Grazer had the opportunity to publish a first-name paper with Dr. Louis Ignarro, a Nobel Prize winner in Medicine.

Dr. Grazer is a past president of the Orange County Plastic Surgery Society and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. A believer in giving back, Dr. Grazer enjoys traveling to medically underserved destinations to perform surgery on children who may not otherwise have access to treatment.

Dr. Grazer has been featured on the Discovery Channel for his expertise in corrective plastic surgery. Additional television appearances include MTV, Fox News, Fox Coast to Coast, and NBC News. He has been showcased in the print media, including: Düsseldorf Times, Fitness Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, and Ellé. Dr. Grazer’s publications also include a chapter of techniques on liposuction in Plastic Surgery, Indications, Operations, and Outcomes, a multi-volume international plastic surgery textbook. Dr Grazer has also authored an interactive CD on abdominoplasty, which educates patients on procedures prior to surgery. Dr. Grazer is featured as a top doctor on Realself.com for dermal fillers and dysport.

Featured Specialist for Breast Implant Replacement in Newport Beach, CA

Jon M. Grazer, MD, MPH, FACS

Advanced Body Contouring

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