What Is A Breast Implant Exchange?

A breast implant exchange is a cosmetic, surgical procedure in which previously implanted breast implants are replaced with new ones. This procedure is typically chosen by individuals who have had breast augmentation surgery in the past and wish to change their existing implants for various reasons.

Reasons Why You May Want Or Need A Breast Implant Exchange

The Desire For A Different Size

Personal preferences and aesthetic ideals can change over time. Some individuals may decide that they want to change their breasts’ size, shape, or profile, and they opt for new implants that better align with their current aesthetic goals.

Rupture Or Leakage

Breast implants, particularly saline and older silicone implants, can rupture or leak over time. This can lead to changes in breast appearance and potential health concerns, necessitating implant replacement.

Implant Wear And Tear

Breast implants aren’t considered lifetime devices, and they may need to be replaced over time due to normal wear and tear. This can involve issues like implant rupture, leakage, or deflation, which may necessitate implant exchange.

Implant Type Preference

Advances in implant technology may lead individuals to prefer newer implant materials, shapes, or textures that were not available when their initial surgery was performed. Or you can upgrade from saline to silicone implants.

Are There Any Benefits Or Complications?

A breast implant exchange, like any surgical procedure, comes with both potential benefits and possible complications. It’s essential to carefully consider these factors and consult with a qualified plastic surgeon before making any decisions.


  • Aesthetic enhancement
  • Improved comfort
  • Updated implant technology
  • Enhanced self-confidence
  • Customize (shape, size, and material)


  • Surgical risks
  • Changes in sensation
  • Implant-related complications (infection, malposition, capsular contracture)
  • Unsatisfactory results
  • Scarring
  • Long-term implant issues

Schedule An Appointment Today

It’s important to discuss all potential benefits and complications with your plastic surgeon during the consultation process. They can provide personalized guidance based on your specific situation, medical history, and goals. If you’re located in Maryland, Washington, D.C., or Northern Virginia, and are ready to discuss your breast implant exchange options, contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery at 301-567-6767.

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