If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts or butt following augmentation or implant surgery, you should consider whether an implant exchange is right for you. Life is full of changes, and over time, what we valued and prioritized in the past is different than our priorities now. With aging, our bodies naturally change, and this can affect how an implant looks. Any of these changes can lead a person to consider changing their implants.
At Associated Plastic Surgeons, we understand how people can decide they need something different, and we know that time will change the tissues around an implant—making it less effective. There are a variety of reasons that you may be looking into an implant exchange in Kansas City. Our experienced plastic surgeons will listen to your concerns and goals to help you achieve your desired changes.
Breast Implant Revision
Breast implant exchange is what comes to most people’s minds when implant exchange is mentioned. Implants may be permanent for some, but there is no guarantee they will last your entire lifetime. It is not unusual to need a replacement of one or both breast implants. Another reason for an implant exchange could be that you feel the silicone implants are causing some health issues—especially if they are leaking. You may like to see if saline-filled implants are a better option for you. Even if you are not experiencing any problems from a leaking silicone implant, it may be best if you switch it out for a new one. You may come to a time when you no longer want as large or as small of an implant as you have in place. An implant swap procedure in Kansas City could solve these issues.
Most of the time, a breast implant can be removed and a new one put in place during the same surgery. Sometimes, there is thick scar tissue that has formed around the implant that will need to be removed. You will discuss exactly what will be done during your procedure with your plastic surgeon, but much of what will happen will be the same as when the implant was originally placed.
Recovery after surgery will require downtime to allow tissues to heal. You may want to take about one week off from work. Immediately after the procedure, there may be swelling and pain. Both will decrease with time and the right treatments. No vigorous exercise for at least four weeks is preferred.
Other Implant Exchanges
Most people expect their implant(s) to last for their lifetime, no matter where they have been placed in their body. Sometimes, this will happen, but there is no guarantee. You might also decide that the size of your implants is no longer what you like, an implant may have shifted, or an implant may be giving the area a strange appearance. The tissues around an implant can change with age, creating a different look you may not like. Whatever the reason, make an appointment with our team at Associated Plastic Surgeons to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable plastic surgeon. We can help you explore options, and if implant exchange or removal can help, our Kansas City plastic surgeons will discuss it with you.
Call Our Kansas City Office to Schedule Your Implant Exchange
Sometimes, it is obvious that an implant needs to be exchanged because of a change in the implant. Aging can also make changes around the implant that you want addressed. Other times the need for a change is from within, as your preferences change. When you are unhappy with how an implant looks, you should explore what can be done to make changes so that you will be happier and more satisfied with your appearance.
Our team of dedicated plastic surgeons is here to help you make the desired changes. An implant exchange in Kansas City may be just what you need to reach your aesthetic goals. Call today to schedule your initial consultation with one of our caring doctors.