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Breast IMPLANT Replacement


Breast Implant Replacement, commonly referred to as Breast Exchange or Re-Augmentation, is a specialised surgical procedure designed to replace or exchange previously implanted breast prostheses. Individuals who wish to change the size, type, or position of their existing breast implants often seek this procedure. The reasons for undergoing this surgery can be diverse, ranging from the natural ageing of the implant material to lifestyle changes or dissatisfaction with the initial surgical outcome.

Factors contributing to the need for this procedure can be multifaceted and may include implant malposition, capsular contracture, rupture, or deflation of saline implants. Additionally, some individuals opt for this procedure due to aesthetic changes they desire, such as a different implant size or type. The primary objective of this surgery is to achieve a breast appearance that aligns with the patient’s current aesthetic goals while maintaining or improving upon the functional and psychological benefits achieved from the initial augmentation.


The pathway toward a successful Breast Implant Replacement starts with an exhaustive initial consultation. During this meeting, the surgeon conducts a thorough evaluation that includes a review of the patient’s medical history, focusing on any complications or dissatisfaction arising from the initial augmentation. A physical examination is performed, concentrating on the condition of the existing implants, the quality of breast tissue, and skin elasticity. Imaging studies, such as mammograms or MRIs, may also be conducted to thoroughly understand the breast anatomy.

Anesthesia is a critical component of the surgical process. The type of anaesthesia used is determined through a collaborative decision-making process that takes into account the patient’s overall health status, any pre-existing medical conditions, and their comfort level with anaesthesia. General anaesthesia is often the preferred choice for this procedure, although local anaesthesia with sedation may also be considered depending on the complexity of the surgery.

Breast Implant Replacement is a highly individualised procedure that may employ a variety of techniques based on the patient’s unique needs. Incisions are generally made in the same locations as the original breast augmentation to minimise additional scarring. The existing implants are carefully removed, and new implants are inserted and positioned according to the surgical plan.

Once the desired modifications are achieved, the incisions are closed using advanced suturing techniques. Topical antibacterial ointments and sterile dressings are applied to minimise the risk of post-operative infections, and a surgical bra may be recommended for additional support during the initial recovery phase.



You may choose to undergo Breast Implant Replacement for a number of reasons:

Breast Implant Replacement offers numerous aesthetic advantages, including the ability to change the size, shape, or type of implants for a more desired look. It also provides the opportunity to correct any issues that may have arisen from the initial augmentation, such as implant malposition, capsular contracture, or asymmetry. The procedure can dramatically improve the contour and silhouette of the upper body, contributing to a more balanced and harmonious physique.

Functional benefits include the potential for improved comfort and ease in daily activities, especially if the initial implants were causing discomfort or functional limitations. For example, replacing an uncomfortably large implant can alleviate back pain and make physical activities more manageable.
The psychological impact of this procedure is also significant. Many patients report increased self-confidence and a more positive outlook on social and professional interactions, thanks to the renewed satisfaction with their physical appearance.


Guide Price for Breast Implant Replacement/ Exchange


While surgical procedures offer the potential for significant improvements in health and well-being, it is crucial to understand that they are not without risks. All surgical interventions carry inherent risks, which may include infection, bleeding, adverse reactions to anesthesia, scarring, and the possibility of unsatisfactory results. The specific risks associated with your procedure will be discussed in detail during your pre-operative consultations with our medical team. Our dedicated staff will work closely with you to minimise these risks, ensuring the safest and most successful outcome possible. It’s essential to follow all pre and post-operative instructions meticulously to reduce the likelihood of complications.


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While the basic surgical principles are similar, re-augmentation might involve addressing scar tissue, adjusting pocket size or position, or dealing with complications from the initial surgery.
With each subsequent surgery, there’s a potential for increased scar tissue, changes in breast sensation, and other complications. However, a skilled surgeon will take precautions to minimise these risks.
A consultation with a plastic surgeon will help determine the best approach. Factors like the degree of sagging, position of the nipple, and overall breast shape will be considered.
There’s no strict limit, but each surgery carries its own risks and potential complications. It’s essential to weigh the benefits against the risks with the guidance of a plastic surgeon.
The decision is highly individual. Some women choose to remove their implants without replacement due to personal preferences or health concerns, while others opt for replacement to maintain their desired breast size and shape. A consultation with a plastic surgeon can help determine the best course of action.