Breast Implants

Breast Implant Replacement

Breast implant replacement will need to be considered at some point  in all patients who have had implants. The time period before considering a replacement varies due to a number of reasons but eventually an implant exchange will be needed . On average it is often cited that implants tend to last about 10 years. However some patients may end up requesting an implant exchange for other reasons before this time.

These reasons include:

  • Implant rupture
  • Capsular contracture
  • A request for size change
  • Rippling of the implant
  • Exchanging the pocket to above or below the muscle

Breast Implant replacement may be straightforward if a simple swap of implant is required with a similar sized implant in a patient whose breasts have not changed very much over the years. More commonly however , factors due to a change in breast shape or thinning of the tissues after pregnancies can make the procedure more complex.  Other factors which can make the procedure more complicated is the presence of capsular contractures and if a change to the implant pocket is required.

All of these factors will be assessed at the time of your consultation and Mr Chana will discuss very carefully the options which are best suited to meeting your expectations.

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PROCEDURE OVERVIEW
Anaesthetic
General Anaesthetic
Surgery time
2 hours
Hospital stay
1 night
Time off work
2 weeks
Full recovery
6 weeks
Best results
3 to 6 months
Price from
£6350
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