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 Joseph Cruise, MD

 Dr. Cruise is a fully trained, Board Certified, Plastic Surgeon who has performed plastic surgery for over 15 years. He has dedicated his life to the art of cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is his passion and this becomes obvious when you consult with him. He fully understands the needs of his patients because he understands how powerful quality plastic surgery can be in enhancing one's life.

Born Feb 3, 1965, Dr. Cruise grew up in the midwest city of St. Clair Shores, MI. From the time he graduated Valedictorian from Lakeview High School, he set his mind to becoming a Plastic Surgeon. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Wayne State University in Michigan and then graduated in the upper class of his medical school also at Wayne State University. He then began his extensive training in General Surgery, Hand Surgery, Microvascular Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery.Cosmetic surgery is his primary focus but he also has dedicated considerable time as a burn surgeon at the Grossman Burn Center at Western Medical Hospital reconstructing disfigured burn victims. Restoring human form to faces devastated by burns has given him experience that could not be obtained elsewhere as well as an appreciation for all the subtleties that make a human face and body what they are.

Within his practice, Dr. Cruise oversees a highly trained team of professionals that are dedicated to making your plastic surgery experience enjoyable." Every patient of mine is an autograph of my work. It is imperative to me to make sure this signature represents the very best that plastic surgery has to offer. "
Dr. Cruise utilizes the very latest in plastic surgery techniques and equipment. Depending on the procedure, computer imaging is often used to help show the patients what they can expect as a result of their surgery.The use of computer imaging is very helpful to demonstrate what is and what is not possible. This is especially true in rhinoplasty. The most important thing is, to be honest. This may mean telling a patient that what they want is simply not possible. Patient trust is paramount.

Featured Specialist for Breast Implant Replacement in Newport Beach, CA

Joseph Cruise, MD

Call Now: (949) 644-4808
2081 San Joaquin Hills Rd
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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