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Natural-Looking & Long-Lasting
Certain procedures enhance the shape and fullness of the breasts with results that are natural-looking and long-lasting, but the implants will begin to weaken over time and may need to be replaced after several years. Some patients choose to wait for decades before removing their implants, while others decide to have the surgery done earlier. Either way, breast implant replacement at the Naperville-based John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery is a way for patients to have their old breast implants exchanged for new ones that are better suited to their current aesthetic goals and lifestyle. We strive to deliver the best breast implant replacement Naperville has to offer. The goal for breast implant replacement is to produce soft, naturally attractive results.
Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and natural aging can affect the appearance of breast implants and the overlying breast tissue. Although there is no requirement to have breast implant replacement, patients may eventually need or want to have their original devices removed. Individuals may choose to have breast implant replacement, which is a form of breast revision surgery, if they are unhappy with their original surgical results or complications have occurred. Alternatively, due to lifestyle changes, they may wish to have a different breast implant size or shape. Some patients want larger implants than their initial surgery provided, while others may wish to downsize because of back pain or a change in personal taste. Many patients simply elect to have breast implant replacement because they wish to upgrade their implants and replace older, outdated materials. Breast implants are constantly evolving, so many patients choose to receive more technologically advanced devices that offer maximized comfort and have a more realistic appearance. Some Naperville breast implant replacement patients may also decide to switch from saline to silicone or from textured to smooth implants. The results from the original augmentation procedure can be revised or refined during the replacement surgery.
The Right Fit For You
The surgical techniques for breast implant replacement are adapted for each patient, based on the unique needs of the individual. The surgery is completed with the patient under general anesthesia and is similar to the original breast augmentation surgery. Breast implant replacement is typically a minimally invasive procedure, especially if the new implants are a similar size and shape to the old ones.
The incision will be made over the old incision site as much as possible. Then the implants will be removed—along with the breast capsules surrounding them (pockets of tissue that form inside the body as a reaction to the foreign objects) as necessary. After the old implants have been removed, new ones will be placed in the same location right away. If the patient is having breast implant replacement due to complications such as capsular contracture or a rupture, the surgery may be more complex and extensive. More complicated procedures will take a longer time to be completed.
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Providing Beautiful Contours
Patients often choose to combine breast implant replacement with other forms of breast surgery, such as a breast lift, if they wish to restore the youthful position and shape of their breasts. Other procedures we provide include breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast revision, and breast reconstruction, all with a goal of providing beautiful contours.
You may be an ideal candidate for breast implant replacement if you’re unsatisfied with the look and feel of your implants, are in good physical health, are at a healthy and stable weight, are a non-smoker, and have realistic expectations for the surgery. If you are not experiencing any complications relating to breast implants, we may advise you that having a breast implant replacement is not necessary.
The recovery timeline will vary depending on which techniques are used and the nature of the surgery. During the recovery window, our Naperville breast implant replacement patients will need to avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting. Aftercare instructions will be provided for maintenance of the incision site, compression garment, or bandage.
If there were no visual changes to your initial breast augmentation results, breast implant replacement will produce a very similar look. It takes time for the breast implants to settle and full results to be seen.
Board-certified and highly accomplished plastic surgeon Dr. John Bull is not just committed to providing beautiful cosmetic surgery results in a safe and comforting environment. He also wants every patient to feel heard, understood, and confident in their choice.Learn More
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1307 Macom Drive, Naperville, IL 60564