Conditions like capsular contracture, which is the hardening of scar tissue following a breast augmentation, are the primary reasons to have implant replacement surgery. Other issues, like implant leakage, can also necessitate replacement. If you’ve had an augmentation procedure and are experiencing issues, Dr. Aronowitz can help. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Aronowitz can provide you with the care and attention you deserve. Request an appointment in Los Angeles, CA.
Breast implant removal or replacement is needed when scar tissue hardens around the implants. Pain, discomfort, signs of implant leakage, or breasts that look different than they once did can all be addressed with this procedure. A rare cancer called breast implant-associated anaplastic large-cell lymphoma can also make it necessary to have this procedure done.
Implant Replacement Procedure
This procedure is commonly performed under general anesthesia. During the operation, Dr. Aronowitz will make an incision around the perimeter of the areola or under the lower fold of your breasts. He will then remove the implants and scar tissue and add the new implants. Stitches, tape, or skin adhesives will close the incisions.
After surgery, you must wear a special support bra or compression garment for several weeks. This will help reduce swelling. You may also have small tubes called drains placed under your skin.
These tubes will drain excess fluid and blood. The tubes can be removed after a few days. It is important to avoid strenuous activity for a few weeks following the procedure.
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Schedule Implant Replacement in Los Angeles, CA
Implant replacement surgery may be necessary if you are experiencing prolonged pain, discomfort, or other complications after augmentation surgery. Dr. Aronowitz can perform this and other surgical procedures in our Los Angeles office. Learn more by filling out and submitting the schedule form below or calling our office at (310) 659-0705.