How to Prepare for Your Breast Implant Exchange

Breast implants have drastically improved over time due to advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery. However, it is possible that adjustments need to be made after an initial breast augmentation. If you find that you need to adjust your implants, you will need a doctor to take you through the process. Dr. Lorraine Golosow is an experienced professional, and she will provide you with an individualized treatment plan and procedure.

What is a Breast Implant Exchange?

During a breast implant exchange, your plastic surgeon will remove the implant that you had in your first augmentation and correct the pocket where the substance sits. Then, they will clean the ruptured material and replace it with a new implant. In certain circumstances, a doctor will also perform a breast lift for the patient.

Candidates for this procedure are often patients with ruptured saline implants. Patients who experience pain due to hardening of the tissue and capsular contracture also qualify for the procedure. Finally, those who did not end up with satisfying results from their first augmentation can request an implant exchange.

How to Prepare 

Before the operation, you need to adequately prepare so that you can be comfortable during and after the procedure. Taking steps to get ready for your consultation and upcoming operation will help ease any concerns you may have, as well as make the healing process easier.

Maintain a Healthy Diet

Just like any operation, breast implant exchange requires a healthy diet in order to get the best possible results. For that reason, it’s advised that you eat meals packed with essential nutrients. Ensure that you consume foods that are full of vitamins and minerals in order to make the healing process as easy as possible after the surgery. Additionally, drinking water and staying hydrated will be overall beneficial to your body.

Convey Your Needs and Expectations

During your consultation, it’s important to inform your plastic surgeon about your needs and expectations. In addition to discussing your primary reasons for decided to go for a breast implant exchange, you may want to ask how to process will be different from your first procedure. Be honest about what you want out of the operation, and don’t be afraid to express your fears and concerns.

Draft Some Questions 

You can create a list of questions to ask the plastic surgeon to clear any doubts or fears you may have. For example, you can inquire about whether or not your surgeon is board certified or has experience in this particular type of surgery. Plus, it will be beneficial to ask about your recovery period and if you will have any scarring. Remember to ask questions about the complications or risks, as well as when you can expect to see results.

Discuss Your Health History

As a patient, you need to inform your doctor about your health history in detail. For example, if you have any allergies or underlying medical conditions, you will want to express these to your surgeon. This is vital to any procedure and will reduce the risk of experiencing any complications. What’s more, if you are on medication or taking vitamins and supplements, let your plastic surgeon know.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about breast implant exchange, schedule a consultation with Dr. Golosow. Call (239) 939-5233 to get started.

“Dr. Golosow is one of the kindest, most professional doctors I have ever seen. She made me feel so comfortable before, during and after my procedures. Thank you”