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Breast Implant Exchange

Breast Implant Exchange - Reza Nassab Plastic Surgery Manchester

Breast Implant Exchange

Change of Breast Implants

Treatment overview


Breast implant exchange is a procedure to change existing breast implants. This can be performed either increase or decrease the size of the breasts following previous breast augmentation. There are many reasons why patients may seek changing of their breast implants.

The common reasons why individuals decide to have breast implant exchange are:

Desire for Size or Shape Modification

Over time, individuals may decide they want to change the size, shape, or profile of their breasts. Whether seeking a larger, smaller, or more proportionate appearance, breast implant exchange offers the opportunity to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome.

Implant Aging and Degradation

Like any medical device, breast implants have a lifespan and may degrade over time. As implants age, they may develop issues such as rippling, sagging, or changes in texture, which can affect the appearance and feel of the breasts. Exchange procedures allow individuals to replace old implants with newer ones, restoring a more youthful and natural appearance.

Correction of Complications

Some individuals may experience complications with their existing implants, such as capsular contracture (scar tissue formation around the implant), implant rupture, implant malposition, or implant displacement. Breast implant exchange can address these complications, improving both physical comfort and cosmetic appearance.

Changes in Lifestyle or Preferences

Lifestyle changes, such as weight fluctuations, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or shifts in fashion trends, may influence a person’s breast augmentation preferences. Breast implant exchange enables individuals to adapt their breast size and shape to better suit their current lifestyle and personal aesthetic goals.

Improved Technology and Materials

Advances in breast implant technology and materials offer individuals more options for achieving their desired look and feel. Some may choose to exchange their implants to upgrade to newer, more advanced implants that provide improved safety, durability, and aesthetic outcomes.

Addressing Dissatisfaction with Previous Surgery

In some cases, individuals may be dissatisfied with the results of a previous breast augmentation procedure. Whether due to asymmetry, unnatural appearance, or other concerns, breast implant exchange allows for correction and enhancement to achieve the desired outcome

Health and Safety Concerns

Rarely, individuals may choose to exchange their breast implants due to concerns about the safety or integrity of their current implants. This may be prompted by issues such as implant recalls, emerging safety concerns, or personal health considerations.

Some patients may also require an uplift of the breast and this may require a mastopexy or breast lift procedure. Frequently, when reducing the size of implants an uplift may be required to tighten the skin around the smaller implants. To find out more information about Breast Implant Exchange in Manchester and Cheshire, or to book a consultation please contact us via our contact form.

Reza Nassab Plastic Surgeon Manchester

Your consultation

Through comprehensive consultations, we ensure a thorough understanding of your aesthetic objectives while addressing any potential risks associated with the surgical procedure.

  • A thorough examination is conducted
  • In depth discussion about your desired outcomes
  • Planning bespoke solutions to address your concerns
  • Deliver the highest quality of care for our patients
  • Active involvement of the patient is integral to the decision-making process.
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BREAST IMPLANT CHANGE Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need to have my implants changed?

Determining when to change breast implants can depend on various factors, including the type of implants, individual circumstances, and personal preferences. Situations where breast implant exchange may be recommended include implant rupture, capsular contracture, changes in breast appearance, implant malposition or displacement, desire for size or type change, implant age and degradation, and health and safety concerns.

What are the different types of breast implants?

Breast implants can be classified according to their shape, composition, or coating. The main types include round or anatomical (teardrop) shapes, with fillings typically being silicone or saline, and surfaces that may be smooth, textured, or coated with polyurethane.

Are breast implants safe?

Breast implant surgery is considered safe with numerous studies supporting the safety of silicone breast implants, showing no links with autoimmune disorders, connective tissue diseases, or cancers.

Do breast implants increase the risk of cancer?

There is currently no evidence that breast implants cause an increased risk of breast cancer. However, there are very rare types of cancer, such as ALCL or SCC, that may be related to breast implants.

What are the potential complications of breast implant exchange surgery?

Potential complications, although uncommon, include bleeding and haematoma formation, infection, scarring, change in nipple sensation, asymmetry, implant extrusion, implant rupture, gel bleed, and capsular contracture.

Can I fly after breast implant change?

It is recommended to wait for 6 weeks before flying long haul to ensure everything has settled. Short haul flights may be possible after 2 weeks, but a support bra should be worn for 6 weeks following surgery.

Do I need an uplift after an exchange of breast implants?

The need for an uplift after exchanging breast implants depends on the size of the implant, if there is ptosis or drooping of the breast tissue, and the amount of sagging and nipple position.

What brand of breast implants do you use?

I use the highest quality Mentor breast implants that are owned by Johnson and Johnson. These are breast implants with a high safety track record that have been on the market for over two decades. They are one of the only brands with long term published clinical results.

Your Consultation

Consultations involve an in-depth discussion about your desired outcomes and planning bespoke solutions to address your concerns. Mr. Reza Nassab provides consultations in Cheshire and Manchester. We are committed to delivering the highest quality of care for our patients. Mr. Reza Nassab performs consultations and procedures in Knutsford, Cheshire, and Deansgate Square, Manchester. He operates in the exclusive boutique hospital in Wilmslow, Cheshire. This is a state-of-the-art facility providing the best in patient care. Mr. Reza Nassab provides consultations and minor procedures at CLNQ in Deansgate Square Manchester and Knutsford Cheshire.

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