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Breast Implant Exchange

“Was so happy with my first set of saline implants by Dr. Alexander I came back 10 years later to replace them with silicone and have them lifted. Nothing but excellence again. I recommend him and his staff to everyone I know.”

Who Is A Candidate?

  • Desire to have previously placed breast prostheses (implants) removed for symptomatic, medical-legal reasons, and to have new breast implants inserted.

Intended Results

  • Removal of implants.
  • Possible removal of capsules (scar tissue) and residual silicone.
  • Placement of new Implants.

The Procedure

  • If only the prostheses are being removed and replaced by new ones, the operation can be done under local anesthesia, sedation and local anesthesia, or general anesthesia.
  • If the capsules or scar tissue around the prostheses are also being removed, sedation and local or general anesthesia will be required.
  • Usually the breast implant exchange operation will be performed through the old incision.

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Recuperation and Healing

  • If only implants are removed and replaced with new ones, pain will be minimal.
  • If implants and capsules (scar tissue) are removed, the discomfort will be similar to the discomfort experienced after the initial augmentation procedure.
  • Post-operative discomfort should be controlled with oral medication.
  • The patient may be discharged in a loose dressing.
  • Dissolvable sutures are usually used.
  • Light activities can be resumed as tolerated. Aerobic activities can be started in about 4-6 weeks as advised by Dr. Alexander.

Other Options

An additional procedure that might enhance the result is a Breast Lift (mastopexy).


The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.

A top Plastic Surgeon, Dr. George Alexander, serving more happy patients in Las Vegas, the United States and Internationally.

1725 Village Center Circle, Suite 150
Las Vegas, Nevada USA | (702) 242-6776

“The entire staff at Dr Alexanders office were AMAZING!!! From start to finish, the staff showed the utmost professionalism and care for me. They expressed the most sincerity, kindness, compassion and comfort that I have ever experienced. This was my second breast augmentation. The first was with a doctor in Canada, and let me just say, that I did not know that I could have the experience that I had with Dr Alexanders office UNTIL NOW!! I would refer anyone to them, because I know that they would be in the best hands. They were a wonderful team, and I appreciate them dearly.”

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