Women choose to have their breast implants exchanged for a variety of reasons. These reasons may include the desire to change to a different size, style, material or shape. Most often the women who visit us in Houston, Pearland, and Webster, TX want the softer more natural feel of the Mentor MemoryGel® implant. Sometimes an implant exchange accompanies a corrective surgery of the breast. Additionally, implants from the 70s and 80s, in particular, can wear out over time. This procedure can be used to replace an older set of implants.
The exact breast implant exchange method used will depend on the patient’s specific situation. However, the scar left by the original implant procedure can usually be used again for the exchange.
At Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we offer you the option of implant insertion with the Keller Funnel®, a device that helps our surgeons efficiently place silicone implants through smaller incisions. The funnel enables a "no touch" procedure, meaning that the implant does not contact your skin or your surgeon's gloves. This makes for an extremely sterile procedure, and there is evidence that the Keller Funnel may reduce the risk of capsular contracture.
Our breast augmentation patients can opt to have their implants inserted using the revolutionary Keller Funnel®, which offers numerous benefits, including:
These procedures are always an outpatient procedure and patients can return to normal activities in as little as 24 hours.
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We offer financing options designed to fit your needs. If you are already a patient of Houston Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we have a reduced rate for changing saline to gel.
Every patient and every cosmetic surgery is different. One of the most important factors for the success of a breast implant exchange, or any procedure is taking the time to review your goals and set realistic expectations.
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