There are different reasons for having breast implant replacement surgery:

  • Perforated or deflated implant
  • Deformed implant
  • Capsular contraction (fibrous capsule that hardens the breast)
  • Change in size of the implants

 Breast implant manufacturers offer guarantees for their implants and replace them free of charge if they fail. Some may also reimburse a portion of the surgical costs incurred.

During your consultation, please bring with you the surgical protocol from your last breast augmentation surgery and your implant information card. This will help us determine whether your implants benefit from a manufacturer’s warranty program.

 “Note: These photos are published for information purposes only in order to provide information on the nature of the intervention. In no way should they be considered a guarantee of results.”

 

Intervention

The intervention, which takes approximately 2 hours, is performed under general anaesthesia. The implants can usually be changed through the original incision and the scars corrected if needed.

Even if only one of the implants needs to be changed, it is often preferable to change them in both breasts at the same time to achieve a more symmetrical result.

Convalescence

  • A dressing will cover the incisions and temporary drains will be placed under the skin to facilitate drainage of fluid and blood. They will be removed during the postoperative visit, 5 to 10 days after the operation.
  • It will be recommended to wear bras without underwires or camisoles with built-in bras for 6 weeks. It will also be necessary to sleep on your back for two weeks to avoid causing the implants to move.
  • You can usually return to work 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure if you have a desk job, but if you do physical work, you will have to wait longer (up to 4 weeks).
  • Wait 3 weeks before engaging in cardiovascular activities, 4 weeks for sports activities and 6 weeks for contact sports.