Breast Implant Replacement in Weston, Florida (FL)

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 Charles A. Messa, III, M.D., F.A.C.S.

At Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center, the practice of Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS, our goal is to provide the highest level of quality, integrity, and expertise in surgical and noninvasive cosmetic procedures. From your first call to our practice through all of your postoperative visits, you will be cared for by a kind and considerate team of experienced professionals. Everything we do is designed to make you feel better about yourself.From the moment you enter our door, you will enjoy the warm, comfortable atmosphere and courtesy that endures throughout your treatment at Dr. Charles Messa’s office. Our friendly and professional staff will coordinate every step of your care with the utmost attention to detail.

Featured Specialist for Breast Implant Replacement in Weston, FL

Charles A. Messa, III, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center

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2823 Executive Park Dr
Weston, FL 33331

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