Breast Implant Exchange in Oklahoma City
Breast augmentation is among the most popular plastic surgeries with nearly 300,000 procedures performed annually in the United States. Most women will seek a breast implant revision surgery to replace their implants within 10 to 15 years after their surgery for various reasons. Since the pocket for the implant already exists, breast implant exchange surgery tends to be easier than the original augmentation.
When to Undergo Breast Implant Exchange in Oklahoma City
There are many reasons that women might desire to have their implants removed. Some of the most common reasons include:
- Increasing or decreasing the cup size
- Replacing one type of implant with another
- Implant rupture
- Capsular contracture (scar tissue forming around the implant)
- Regular wear-and-tear resulting from age and gravity
Lowe Plastic Surgery offers expert services and quality care to ensure the best results for breast implant exchange. Patients should be healthy nonsmokers in order to undergo this surgery.
Saline or silicone: Which is right for me?
Choosing the right kind of breast implant for replacement surgery is important. Silicone implants feel more natural, while saline implants, filled with a saltwater solution, are slightly firmer. Be sure to ask your doctor about your options and recent advances in implant technologies.
What happens during the procedure?
Breast implant exchange is similar to breast augmentation surgery. Anesthesia is administered and surgical incisions are made. The site of these incisions depends on the implant, your goals, and the doctor’s recommendations.
Where is the implant exchange performed?
The procedure can be performed at Baptist Hospital, at a nearby outpatient surgical facility, or at the Associates Surgery Center, which is located adjacent to the doctors’ office. After surgery, you can recover at the surgery center, in the adjacent surgical ward at Baptist Hospital, or other overnight medical facilities.
What are the risks of breast implant exchange?
All surgical procedures carry a degree of risk. Patients may experience difficulties at the site of the incision or with their body’s reaction to the implants or anesthesia. Be sure to discuss these risks with a qualified plastic surgeon who has expertise in the field of breast surgery.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
To learn more about breast implant exchange in Oklahoma City, please contact Dr. James Lowe by calling (405) 942-4300 or (877) 362-5693. You can also send us an email using our online contact form. Lowe Plastic Surgery's clinical practice is located less than a mile east of Baptist Hospital at 2520 NW Expressway in Oklahoma City. Service areas include: Oklahoma City, Tuttle, Edmond, Tulsa, Norman, Lawton, Broken Arrow, Moore & Yukon.