Breast Implant Exchange With Dr. Young Cho and Dr. Mihail Climov

Complications with breast implants can be alarming, but it is also quite common to simply feel as though you would enjoy a different size, shape, or level of projections at some point after receiving an initial breast augmentation procedure. The breast implant exchange procedure can help to relieve complications and enable you to enjoy the bust that you would prefer.

  • Average Cost: $7,000 to $11,000
  • Typical Recovery Period: Six Weeks
  • Discomfort Level: Relatively Mild
  • Anesthesia Options: Local, General, or IV Sedation
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Why Have Breast Implant Exchange?

You may have decided to exchange your breast implants for a number of reasons. Dr. Young Cho and Dr. Mihail Climov are here to help, no matter what those reasons may be. Some people choose to replace their saline implants with newer silicone gel implants that look and feel more natural. Sometimes breast implants move from their correct position and create the look of an unattractive “uni-boob.”

Alternatively, you may consider changing the implants if you desire to go bigger or smaller, or you may have discovered that you have an implant rupture. In any case, breast implant exchange can help you finally enjoy your ideal bust. The FDA recommends that people with silicone implants have an MRI three years after the initial placement and then again every two years to ensure that they do not have a “silent rupture.”

Your Breast Implant Exchange Consultation

Before your breast implant exchange, you will meet with Dr. Cho or Dr. Climov in a one-on-one consultation to discuss your goals. They will determine if you are a good candidate for implant exchange surgery and guide you to the technique that’s right for you, discussing your options and allowing you to choose from a variety of implant shapes, sizes, and materials. You can also discuss complementary procedures, as the breast lift is often performed alongside this procedure.

  • Breast augmentation with lift can help you restore a more perky, youthful look to your bust.
  • Tummy tuck surgery can enhance your breast procedure by creating a toned and attractive abdomen.
  • The Brazilian butt lift is a great way to enhance the shape and projection of your backside, for a proportional and attractive set of curves.
  • Liposuction is an effective way to address stubborn deposits of frustrating fat that simply won't respond to diet and exercise.
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Benefits of Breast Implant Exchange

  • Recovery from a breast implant exchange is easier than your initial breast enhancement.
  • The cost may be lower than the original surgery.
  • You might not have the risk of rupture that you may have had with an older implant.

Breast Implant Exchange Surgery

During breast implant exchange surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia. The surgery is an outpatient procedure, so you will go home the same day. Dr. Cho and Dr. Climov are likely to use the same incision locations as your original breast augmentation to avoid the creation of additional scarring. If you are changing your implant placement, Dr. Cho and Dr. Climov will manipulate the space inside the breast tissue so the new implant will fit.

Breast implant exchange surgery typically involves replacing saline or silicone implants to alter their size, correct complications, or change their type, depending on your personal goals and motivations for seeking out this procedure. Dr. Cho or Dr. Climov will replace your breast implants using the best combination of techniques for your situation and may place drains to collect excess blood or fluid before closing the incisions.

If you have a breast lift in addition to your breast implant exchange, however, be aware that you will require new incisions. The type of incision Dr. Cho or Dr. Climov places will depend on whether you have sagging skin that needs to be removed and the amount of lift that is needed. This particular surgery generally takes between one and three hours to complete. Dr. Cho or Dr. Climov will give you all the information you need during your consultation.

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Recovery After Breast Implant Exchange

You will probably need several days of downtime, and you can expect to feel tired and sore for a few days after your surgery is complete. You will probably also experience some bruising and swelling, which is completely normal. In most cases, you will be able to return to work after just a few days, especially if you have a light workload during the first couple of weeks.

You will be instructed to refrain from raising your arms above your head and lifting anything over 10 pounds and avoid strenuous exercise for six weeks. Walking and other light activities are beneficial and can encourage blood flow and decrease swelling. Your doctor may ask you to wear a compression garment, which helps to reduce swelling. You will have pain medication to keep you comfortable.

FAQ

What else do I need to know?

Are there any risks involved?

How much will my consultation cost?

What else do I need to know?

  • The replacement implants might develop complications.
  • You will go through surgery with anesthesia and a recovery period.

Are there any risks involved?

A breast implant exchange has a very high success rate. Potential side effects include bleeding, infection, scarring, hematoma, or an adverse reaction to the anesthesia.

How much will my consultation cost?

Your consultation with Dr. Young Cho will cost $175. This cost can be applied to the overall price of your procedural plan if you decide to move forward with us.

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Creating the Implant Exchange Results You Deserve

Dr. Young Cho offers you more than 20 years of experience and a high level of technical experience, giving you the ability to rest assured as he works hard to create results that will surpass your expectations. When you visit Dr. Cho, you'll get to choose from more than 60 surgical and non-surgical procedural choices, each of which can help you enjoy comprehensive results, thanks to our truly integrated approach to cosmetics.

Ready to learn more about how Integrated Aesthetics can become your final destination for head-to-toe rejuvenation? Reach out to our offices in The Woodlands or Spring, TX and speak with a member of our team to set up your initial consultation today.

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