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Breast Implant Exchange Patient # 1

This is a 48-year-old woman who had a Breast Implant Exchange performed by Dr. Lockwood. She had a previous breast augmentation with saline implants, over 10 years ago by a different doctor.

She came to The First Glance Aesthetic Clinic to have them replaced for a more natural looking implant. The patient went from a sub-glandular placement (over the muscle) to a sub-muscular placement (under the muscle). Also, the patient had breast implant capsular contracture, which is more common in implants that are placed in a sub-glandular position.The saline implants were replaced to an anatomical, cohesive gel implant of 350cc, bilaterally and the capsular contracture was removed.

When might implants need to be taken out? Do they always need to be replaced? Although not gauranteed to last a lifetime, breast implants have been known to last a lifetime. However, sometimes they have to be replaced. It is best to anticipate a second surgery at some point during the lifetime. Exchanging implants is a concept that every woman should accept before undergoing breast augmentation. Exchanging might be because there is a problem. Or it might be because the woman wants to make a change. Come in for a Surgical consultation with Dr. Anthony Lockwood or Dr. Avi Islur to discuss your options and to see if you are a candidate for a Breast Implant Exchange .

Here are some of the reasons that women exchange their implants:

  • Leaks. The original silicone implant may have ruptured or might be leaking. Or the original saline implant may have leaked and is now deflated.
  • New product options.
  • New size.
  • Scar tissue.
  • Problem with original surgery.
  • Better shape.
  • Asymmetry.
  • Change the fill type.

If you have and questions or concerns regarding Breast Implant Exchange you would like to discuss with our very qualified and professional staff here at The first Glance Aesthetic Clinic, please do not hesitate to email, call or pop in. We will do our best to exceed your expectations.



If you like the results you see here, request your appointment to learn more about how this procedure can help you achieve your ideal appearance. We encourage you to print your favorite photos and bring them with you during your consultation to help communicate your goals and expectations.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and results may not occur for all patients. These photos are of an actual patient of our practice who has provided consent to display their pictures online.