Breast Implant Exchange

Breast implant exchange, which involves replacement of saline or silicone gel implants, is performed to change the size or type of your implants and to correct any complications from your primary breast augmentation. The overall goal is to restore a youthful breast contour and appearance.

*As with any procedure and/or treatment the results may vary.


As with any surgery, there is the potential for complications. The time will vary for each individual and will require after care. The risks are the same as most surgical procedures which include: bleeding, hematoma, infection, and scarring.


Your post-operative discomfort and recovery time will be similar to that of your primary breast augmentation. You should be up and walking on the day of surgery. It will take several days to return to more normal activities after your breast implant revision, but it is important to your recovery that you get up and move around. The extent and duration of discomfort depends largely on the size and placement of the implants, and may include pain, stiffness, swelling, bruising and itching.

When the anesthesia wears off, you may have some pain. If the pain is extreme or long-lasting, contact your physician. You will also have some redness and swelling after the surgery. Contact your surgeon to find out if your pain, redness and swelling are normal or are signs of a problem.


A breast implant exchange procedure will be different for everyone. Please call the office to schedule a consult. *As with any procedure and/or treatment, the results may vary.”

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If you are interested in learning more about having a breast implant exchange procedure – call us now at 843-881-2130 or contact us online to schedule a consultation and appointment. Dr. O’Neill and Dr. Swartz perform cosmetic procedures at their office in Charleston, SC, conveniently and discreetly located on Daniel Island.

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