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Breast implant exchange or removal has been performed on women who experience dissatisfaction with the results of previous breast surgery or those whose implants have reached their expiration. In recent years, however, Miami board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Baker has noticed an increase in breast implant exchange amongst younger patients who are interested in downsizing or upgrading their implants. Whatever the reason for this change, breast implant removal or exchange restores and enhances breast appearance as well as patient comfort after an initial breast augmentation.
Correct or Improve Previous Results
In a breast implant removal surgery, expired implants or implants you are unhappy with are removed in order to return your breasts to a more natural size and shape. You may also opt to replace unsatisfactory, leaking, or expired implants with new ones to give you the shape, volume, and lift you desire. Whether you had surgery results that did not match your vision, or it is simply time to remove old implants, we can help you get the breasts you want with breast implant removal or exchange surgery.
Choosing the right surgeon is crucial to the success of any surgery. Dr. Stephan Baker is an internationally renowned board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation, implant removal, and exchange in Miami, FL. Patients appreciate his warmth, expertise, and highly-skilled and individualized approach to planning and executing each and every procedure.
“I do every procedure three times. I do it all in my head in advance. I do the actual surgery. I review it all from start to finish to look for ways to improve. This way, each procedure I do is my best work.”
Reasons to Undergo Breast Implant Removal or Exchange
There are a few reasons people seek breast implant removal or exchange surgery.
Women desire implant exchange or removal for many reasons. Implants are not designed to last forever. They generally have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, after which a new implant is often required. If complications arise before that time, such as implant rupture, breast implant illness, capsular contracture, bottoming out, asymmetry, or the need for an en bloc capsulectomy, then implant exchange or breast implant removal restore the aesthetic appearance and comfort of the breasts.
Other patients choose to undergo implant exchange or removal as an elective procedure. It can be challenging to know the specifics of your implants before your initial surgery. For patients who decide that their original implants are either too small or too large, or for those who desire to change the shape, texture, or material of the implants, implant exchange can increase result satisfaction. A consultation with Dr. Baker is the first step to determining your candidacy. All candidates for implant exchange or removal are physically healthy, non-smokers, and have realistic expectations of their results.
Feel Confident in Your Choice
Selecting a surgeon to perform your breast implant removal or exchange surgery is an important decision that can determine the success of your outcome. Having honed his surgical techniques over decades in practice, Dr. Baker is an insightful and thorough practitioner who cares about giving you results that make you look and feel your very best. He strives to deliver the best breast implant removals Miami has to offer. At your consultation, you will discuss your surgical goals and receive personalized recommendations for different breast revision options. Past patients are as pleased with Dr. Baker’s skill, professionalism, and compassion as they are with their beautiful results.
Expert Breast Revision
Breast implant exchange or removal is an outpatient procedure that surgeons generally perform under general anesthesia. In most circumstances, Dr. Baker may be able to use the same incisions as the previous augmentation to minimize the extent of scarring. During this procedure, Dr. Baker first removes the implant from the breast pocket. If complications, such as rupture or capsular contracture, were the cause of implant dissatisfaction, the surgeon will remove the ruptured material or contracting scar tissue as well.
From here, a new implant is inserted into the breast pocket. This implant can be a different material, size, shape, or texture from the previous implant. We then close the incisions and wrap your chest in a compression garment. Not all patients who undergo implant removal desire a new implant. For patients who are undergoing breast implant removal without replacement, the doctor will tighten the surrounding tissue and skin in a breast lift before closing the incisions.
Love Your Breasts
Following surgery, we wrap your chest in a compression garment. This garment will reduce swelling, help promote circulation, and aid in the recovery process. You should expect some bruising, swelling, and minor discomfort post-surgery. Oral pain medication remedies this discomfort in the initial days of your recovery period. Most of our Miami breast implant removal patients return to work and their regular schedules within one week as the breast explant procedure is often not as invasive as their original breast augmentation surgery; however, patients should refrain from upper body activity or strenuous exercise routines for four weeks until the healing process is complete.
The results of your breast implant removal surgery or exchange will become apparent as soon as the bruising and swelling subside. While this generally happens within the first couple of weeks, it can take upwards of three months for all of the residual swelling to disappear. Once healed, you can enjoy restored confidence and satisfaction with the appearance of your breasts. You will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions. However, we are on hand to answer questions or discuss concerns about your procedure at any time. We want you to be thrilled with your results and have a safe recovery and smooth surgical outcome.
As with any surgery, there is a risk of scarring, bleeding, infection, hematoma, and other adverse reactions. There is also a risk of an unsatisfactory or asymmetrical outcome necessitating another follow-up surgery. Selecting a highly-qualified surgeon to perform your implant removal or exchange can help reduce these risks.
Your procedure will be customized to address your unique requirements and objectives. Costs may vary depending on whether or not you are having your old implants replaced with new ones, whether you combine any other procedures with your removal surgery, and what type of new implants you select (if applicable). Schedule a consultation with Dr. Baker to discuss your options and receive a price estimate.
If your original breast augmentation was done for cosmetic reasons, insurance companies will not cover their removal or replacement. Contact your provider with specific questions about coverage.
Dr. Stephan Baker offers Breast Implant Removal or Exchange among its services and is conveniently located at 3850 Bird Road Suite, 702 Miami, FL, 33146.
Yes. You will be under general anesthesia for your procedure and will need to arrange for a ride home.
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Dr. Baker offers an inimitable treatment experience with a highly personalized, precision-based approach. With extreme dedication, Dr. Baker takes the time to ensure that every detail of your treatment is designed uniquely for you with optimal safety, effectiveness, and compassion. Take the first step toward your best possible outcome by scheduling your in-office or virtual consultation with Dr. Baker today.
3850 Bird Road Suite 702, Miami, FL 33146