Since it´s advent over 50 years ago, breast augmentation has become the most common aesthetic procedure. Subsequently, the change of breast implants, due to various reasons, became more and more frequent as well. An implant change may be necessary due to capsular fibrosis / capsular contraction, which can manifest many years after the surgery and can be the cause of a change of the aesthetic outcome, discomfort and pain.
With the modern implants used nowadays, the incidence of capsular fibrosis is significantly reduced and the time interval of its appearance considerably prolonged, but still patients have to bear in mind that no implant currently available can be considered as lifetime device.
Progressive sagging of the breast, with or without an implant, remains an inevitable sequel of ageing and gravity and might result in the desire for an implant change for aesthetic reasons. Furthermore, requests for a different size and shape or changes experienced after multiple pregnancies may present an additional motive for this procedure.
While planning an breast implant change, many factors have to be taken into account, such as the size, position and shape of new implants, eventually needed complementary procedures like e.g. a breast uplift (link) to optimize the aesthetic outcome.
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