Breast implants do not last forever, and the exchange of breast implants can become necessary for many reasons – some of these are due to original implant choice and position, while some are due to way the body has healed after the surgery or changes in the breast itself with time or pregnancy/breast feeding.
Dr Cope sees many patients from other surgeons both in Australia and overseas who need implants exchanged or breast augmentation revision surgery.
This surgery is much more complicated than the first breast augmentation surgery and has more risks associated with the surgery. However, if you are insured then some of the costs are usually paid by your health fund.
Some of the most common reasons for having implant revision include: