Who is a Candidate?

Candidates for breast implant exchange in Raleigh & Cary, NC with Dr. Anu Antony include women who:

  • Have experienced complications such as capsular contracture or implant rupture.
  • Wish to alter the size or type of their implants for aesthetic or comfort reasons.
  • Need new implants after ten years or more have passed.
  • Have health concerns about BII (breast implant illness).
  • Have breast implants that have moved out of position
  • Sagging implants
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What is the Procedure?

The procedure for breast implant exchange typically follows these steps:

  • Consultation and Planning: Dr. Antony discusses the patient’s goals, reviews the various options, and plans the surgery.
  • Anesthesia: General anesthesia is administered to ensure patient comfort during the procedure.
  • Incision: Dr. Antony makes an incision, often using the same site as the original augmentation to minimize additional scarring.
  • Implant Exchange: Old implants are removed, and new implants are placed. Adjustments may be made to the implant pocket to accommodate different implant sizes or shapes.
  • Closure: Incisions are closed with sutures, and the area is bandaged.
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What is the Recovery?

Recovery from a breast implant exchange will be similar to what you experienced after your original breast augmentation:

  • Immediate Recovery: Patients typically return home the same day, equipped with aftercare instructions and guidance regarding managing post-surgical pain.
  • Activity Restrictions: Light activities can usually be resumed within a few days, but strenuous exercise must be avoided for several weeks to ensure the incisions heal quickly.
  • Follow-Up Care: Dr. Antony provides follow-up appointments to monitor healing and ensure excellent outcomes.

Enhancing Breast Implant Exchange with a Breast Lift and Fat Grafting

The condition of your breast skin and tissue plays a crucial role when considering a breast implant exchange. The procedure is straightforward if you need to replace old implants with new ones of the same size and shape and your breast skin and tissues are healthy. However, aesthetic goals may change with time, and many women now prefer a different look and may want smaller implants.

As trends lean towards smaller implants, the issue of excess skin must be addressed. Removing or replacing an implant with a smaller one often leaves excess skin and tissue. To achieve the ideal contour and maintain the natural beauty of your breasts post-procedure, combining a breast implant exchange with a breast lift might be necessary. This combination ensures that your breasts are rejuvenated, appropriately supported, and shaped to match your new aesthetic preference.

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Fat Grafting to Refine Breast Shape and Volume

Fat grafting is an innovative technique that complements the breast implant exchange or lift by enhancing the overall shape and size of the breasts. This method is beneficial in cases where achieving a natural contour is challenging. For example, fat grafting can enhance the fullness of the upper pole of the breasts, providing a plump, youthful appearance that does not necessarily equate to cleavage but adds to the overall aesthetics.

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Creating Cleavage 

Cleavage is influenced by natural anatomy. However, upper breast fullness—a highly sought-after attribute in contemporary beauty standards—can be significantly improved with fat grafting. This technique allows for a subtle yet impactful volume to enhance femininity and aesthetic appeal.

Opting for a combined approach of implant exchange, a breast lift, and fat grafting ensures results that meet modern beauty standards and are tailored specifically to your personal goals. This holistic approach to breast enhancement surgery maximizes the aesthetic outcomes, ensuring that you feel confident and delighted with your new appearance.

Why Choose Us?

Choosing Dr. Anu Antony for your breast implant exchange in the Raleigh & Cary, NC area means selecting a surgeon with an exceptional blend of artistic insight and surgical precision. Her background as an artist and her extensive medical training ensure outcomes that are safe and beautifully harmonized with each patient’s body and goals. Her attention to detail and commitment to patient satisfaction make her a trusted choice for those seeking to update or improve their breast augmentation results.

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