Implant replacement


What is implant replacement?

Women who have undergone some breast surgery they should know that their breast prostheses or implants are not for life and it is advisable to undergo check-ups. There are cases in which women want or have to replace one implant with another because it has suffered some damage, has moved or is in the correct position.

These patients who undergo implant replacement can choose to increase the size, reduce it or keep it size Y shape that I had at first.

But also, there are women, who are usually those between 55 and 60 years old, who can decide to remove the implant, so in these cases the patient could undergo another type of breast surgery that does not require implants, such as breast augmentation or mastopexy with own fat, getting a flattering result.  

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How do I know if I have to change my breast implant?

Periodic reviews and controls are essential, that is why both ultrasound and mammography should be performed and the moment the gynecologist observes an alteration or it seems something out of the ordinary in this review, he will notify you so that you can immediately contact with your surgeon or plastic professional. Normally, in these cases you will have an MRI, where the breast implants can be seen to a greater extent.

If the implant is broken, it will be replaced by another, the sooner the better to avoid problems or risk situations.

How is the postoperative?

Implant replacement is a second surgery that is performed in the same area as the previous one and the most common is that your postoperative be more bearable than the initial one. In addition, the degree of satisfaction on the part of the patient is also higher, because you are clearer if you want to increase size, reduce or improve the shape of the breast.

It is essential that you communicate to your Plastic Surgeon and your team what are your preferences and how you would like the shape of the breasts to be. 



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