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Breast Implant Replacement

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Breast augmentations are intended to yield long-term results. However, breast implants do not last a lifetime for most patients. It is important to have regular check-ins with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Rifai to ensure the health and safety of your breast implants. What’s more, it is normal for patients to become dissatisfied with the results of their previously-placed breast implants and wish for a different look. Whether you are choosing new breast implants for cosmetic or health reasons, you can put your trust in Dr. Rifai at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery.

What is Breast Implant Replacement?

Breast implant replacement is a surgical procedure designed to remove old breast implants and place new implants. This can be done in the case of damage or other issues with previous implants or when patients are looking for a new cosmetic result. As such, patients can choose to replace their breast implants with a similar size and shape or opt for larger or smaller implants for an updated look.

The Breast Implant Replacement Procedure

Breast implant removal and replacement is a surgical procedure that may be performed under either general anesthesia or IV sedation. During the surgery, Dr. Rifai will make an incision either around the areola or at the fold below the breasts. Through these incisions, the old implants and any surrounding scar tissue will be removed and the new implants will be placed. When these steps are complete, the incisions are closed using sutures.

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Meet Dr. Rifai

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.

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Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Implant Replacement?

Most patients who are dissatisfied with their old breast implants and interested in updating their appearance after an initial breast augmentation are good candidates for breast implant replacement. Patients should be generally healthy overall before undergoing a breast implant replacement surgery. This can be determined during a consultation, during which Dr. Rifai will review your health history.

There are several common reasons why patients may choose a breast implant replacement. They include:

  • Ruptured or leaking breast implants
  • Sagging or other effects of aging
  • Changing personal preferences regarding appearance
  • Dissatisfaction with previous cosmetic results
  • Capsular contracture
  • Breast implant rotation
  • Breast implant recall

There are several signs a breast implant replacement may be necessary due to health complications. These include changes in appearance such as the shape or size of the breasts and pain or discomfort. During a consultation, Dr. Rifai can assess your breast implants and advise whether a replacement is necessary.

What Our Patients Say

“Katelyn has done such an amazing job. She is so easy to talk to while being thorough and informative, always keeping me in the loop with what she is doing. I always felt comfortable and felt like she really cared about what was best for me. I cannot wait for my next appointment with her and would recommend her to anyone looking to be in the best of hands.”

- DM

“I absolutely adore Dr.Rifai. He’s kind and soft spoken. He takes his time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns. He’s honest and patient. I know several people that have seen him, and his work is impeccable.”

- LL

“I absolutely adore Dr.Rifai. He’s kind and soft spoken. He takes his time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns. He’s honest and patient. I know several people that have seen him, and his work is impeccable.”

- RS

Recovery After Breast Implant Replacement

Most patients find that their recovery after breast implant replacement is simpler than their initial breast augmentation. Common side effects include soreness or discomfort, swelling, bruising, and redness. Dr. Rifai will provide specific aftercare instructions, including pain management as necessary. For most patients, about three to ten days of downtime are required after breast implant replacement. This varies, especially according to the nature of your job. Dr. Rifai will monitor your healing through postoperative appointments.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about breast implant replacement, schedule a consultation with Dr. Rifai. Call Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery at (248) 723-9370 or contact us online.

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