Breast Implant Exchange

What is Breast Implant Exchange?

Breast implant exchange surgery is done for women who are unhappy with their current breast implant size, type, shape, or overall appearance. Some women may also experience complications such as capsular contracture or major changes to the appearance of their breast as a result of pregnancy or other factors that warrant breast implant exchange.

Key Facts

  • Type of anesthesia: General anesthesia
  • Procedure Duration: 1 to 1.5 hours
  • Length of stay: Up to one-night stay
  • Discomfort level: Mild to moderate controlled with prescription pain medications
  • What to expect: Swelling may last up to 6 weeks; some bruising is likely and some temporary numbness is possible
  • Time duration till the final result: 3 months
  • Sustainability of results: Years

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Common Reasons for Breast Implant Exchange?
How Do I Prepare for Surgery?
What to Expect After Breast Implant Exchange?