Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Breast Implant Revision?

Breast implant revision is more common than you might think. This procedure is performed tens of thousands of times each year. But how do you know if implant revision makes sense for you?

Well, you may be an ideal candidate if you have breast implants and are dissatisfied with them for any reason. This surgery could also be a good fit if you are concerned about the condition or integrity of your implants. Ultimately, breast implant revision can address a wide range of issues. It is a safe and effective plastic surgery that will help you achieve your ideal breast appearance. 

Scheduling a consultation is the best way to learn about your candidacy for this procedure. In the meantime, there are several signs that breast implant revision surgery might be appropriate.

Breast implant exchange could be right for you if:

  • You want to change the size, shape, or material of your breast implants
  • Your implants are old (we recommend replacing implants every 10-15 years)
  • You are experiencing issues such as firmness or visible rippling
  • Your implant has ruptured or deflated
  • You are in good overall health 
  • You do not smoke or are willing to quit
  • You have reasonable expectations for the procedure

If you want to remove your breasts implants without replacing them, you can do that. Talk to our plastic surgeon to determine if breast implant removal surgery is a better match for your needs.

How Often Should You Have a Breast Implant Exchange?

Breast implant exchange is not performed according to a schedule. Some women get the procedure earlier or more frequently than others, while some never undergo an implant revision.

Implants are not designed to last forever. The average lifespan for breast implants is 10-15 years. If you are experiencing an issue, you may need to replace them sooner than average. But if everything is fine and you are still happy with your cosmetic results, you can go longer. 

Your breast implant revision timing is something to discuss with our plastic surgeon. Dr. Yates will gladly provide a recommendation based on various factors that are unique to your situation. 

Implant revision and removal procedures are often more complicated than breast augmentation. Be sure to seek out a highly experienced surgeon who performs these procedures regularly. Call 801-525-8741 today to schedule your consultation with Dr. York Yates in Layton, Utah.

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