Pop quiz: Did you know it’s possible to swap out your older breast implants?
Breast implant replacement surgery can help you trade in your older implants for newer versions or, in some cases, completely different implants altogether. Check out how implant replacement works and other things you should consider before your implant replacement.
How Implant Replacement Works
Implant replacement surgery is performed in a similar manner to breast augmentation surgery; however, the main goal of the procedure is to take out the older implant and replace it with a new one. The incisions are usually made in the same areas as the older ones, i.e. underneath the curve of the breast, around the areola, and within the armpit.
Implant replacement is an excellent choice for women who have had their implants for more than five years and are ready for a change. Some women who have capsular contracture may also benefit from implant replacement surgery.
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Other Things to Consider Before Your Implant Replacement
If you’re solely interested in swapping out your older breast implants for newer ones, great!
However, implant replacement provides you with the perfect opportunity to think more about your implants, including if you’re still happy with the size and feel of your existing implants. Answer the following questions to see if it might be time to change the size, shape, or breast implant type:
- Are you happy with your current breast shape, or do you wish your breasts were smaller/larger?
- Do you think your breasts are the right choice for your body type?
- Do you have an active lifestyle and are worried about your implants deflating?
- Does the shape of your breasts feel too “obvious” i.e. like you’ve had work done?
These questions can help you determine if it’s time to do more than swap out your breast implant.
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