Breast Implant Exchange

When a woman is considering breast augmentation surgery for the first time, she should be aware that the results of the procedure are not guaranteed for a lifetime. An experienced breast surgeon will make her aware of the possibility of a breast implants exchange procedure in the future.

Factors that may Impact the Cost

The cost of breast implant exchange will usually vary from one practice to another. In some cases, the cost may also vary between two patients at the same practice. As with primary breast augmentation surgery, similar cost factors can impact the average cost of an implant exchange surgery as well.

Where the Practice is Located

The cost of living can differ between two cities or states in most cases. This will have an impact on the average cost of most types of goods and services, including breast surgery, at a particular place. Therefore, the cost of breast implants exchange in Orlando and nearby areas may not be the same as the cost in, say, Las Vegas, NV

Fee Charged by the Surgeon

The fee charged by the breast surgeon constitutes an important component of the overall cost. This fee may depend on the skills, experience and reputation of the surgeon. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a procedure such as breast implant replacement should only be performed by an experienced surgeon, and factors such as the surgeon’s fee should be a secondary consideration in such a choice.

Anesthesia and Operating Facility Costs

Breast implant exchange may be performed using general anesthesia, which will involve the fee of the anesthesiologist. This can vary from one practice to another. The cost of operating room may also vary depending on the kind of facilities and services provided at a particular facility.

Breast Implant Cost

In some cases, the original breast implants may include a lifetime replacement warranty to cover against any damage. However, if the patient voluntarily wants new implants for aesthetic considerations, even if the old implants are functioning fine, the warranty may not apply. New implants may be more expensive if the patient opts for the latest highly cohesive silicone implant qualities such as Gummy Bear implants.

Average Cost

On average, the cost of breast implant exchange in the United States may range from $8,000 to $15,000, depending on several factors. The patient’s health insurer may not provide coverage for this cost because it was primarily an elective surgery for aesthetic purposes. However, most patients will have the option to seek financing through bank loans, professional medical care finance companies, credit card extended payments, and personal borrowings through family or other acquaintances.

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Breast Implants Exchange 

Breast augmentation ranks among the more popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the US today. However, the results with breast augmentation are not permanent, and most women may be required to replace or exchange the breast implants at least once in their lifetime. Patients should be made fully aware of this possibility at the time of the primary procedure so that they can make an informed decision.

Breast implant exchange surgery should ideally be performed by an experienced breast surgeon only because it can be more complicated compared to the primary procedure. Dr. Thomas Fiala is an experienced plastic surgeon providing procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction.

Why Breast Implant Exchange may be needed?

Several factors may necessitate the need for implant exchange at some stage after the primary breast augmentation surgery. Capsular contracture is a common occurrence, which may happen at some point of time in the future, and lead to implant damage, or loss of implant shape, position or alignment. In some cases, the breast implants may be functioning fine, but the patient may choose to exchange the implants with a new quality or new size or shape.

Some women may be using traditional saline implants, and may like to make switchover to the latest highly cohesive silicone implant qualities for improved results. If the plastic surgeon determines that the patient is a suitable candidate, they may recommend an implant exchange surgery.

What is Capsular Contracture?

The formation of a “capsule” of scar tissue around any kind of implant (medical or cosmetic) is a normal part of the healing process. The body automatically reacts to any foreign object it detects within it and attempts to isolate said object by creating a barrier of scar tissue around it. In the case of breast implants, this is usually a good thing – the capsule helps to keep the breast implants in place, preventing slippage. In some patients, however, this capsule of scar tissue becomes unusually hard and starts to contract around the implant. This can lead to both aesthetic problems and, in extreme cases, pain in the breasts. Research shows that about one in six breast augmentation patients experience some degree of capsular contracture, though not all cases present with obvious symptoms.

Who should Avoid Implant Exchange?

Voluntary breast implant exchange procedure for aesthetic reasons may not be recommended in the following cases:

  • The candidate has been diagnosed with a cancerous or pre-cancerous growth in the breast area.
  • A current infection is present in some part of the body.
  • The candidate is pregnant or nursing a newborn.
  • The candidate suffers from a health condition that may pose the risk of bleeding or delayed healing during or following surgery.
  • The candidate’s blood flow is poor due to a previous procedure.

Surgery

The breast surgeon will aim to use the existing scars to make the new incision. The old implants will be removed and replaced with new ones through the incision. If there has been an implant rupture or leakage, the implant cavity will be cleared and disinfected of any rupture material or debris. The existing breast cavity will be used to place the new implants. Once the new implants are adjusted into the desired position, the surgeon will close the incision with sutures or skin adhesive.

Recovery

Patients will experience mild pain and discomfort for the first week. Bruising and swelling are common, but will subside on their own gradually. If the previous implant was placed in the front of the muscle, the recovery will involve a period of transition as the muscle will gradually accommodate the new implant. Patients can usually go back to work within two weeks after the procedure.

For More Information on the Treatments and Procedures Offered, contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala at Fiala Aesthetics in Greater Orlando to Schedule Your Consultation:

 

 

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Breast Augmentation Plastic Surgery 

Breast augmentation is the second most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedure in the US, after liposuction. Advanced surgical techniques and FDA approvals for innovative, highly cohesive silicone breast implants have encouraged many more women to seek breast augmentation to enhance their breast appearance.  

Dr. Thomas Fiala is a board certified plastic surgeon providing breast augmentation surgery and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Fiala receives patients from Orange County, Seminole County and greater Central Florida.

Breast Aug Candidates 

Breast augmentation surgery may be recommended for different reasons to different women. The surgeon will determine the candidate’s overall health condition, consider whether she is a smoker, and assess the skin elasticity in the breasts before recommending breast augmentation. Women having from one or more of the conditions may choose breast augmentation cosmetic surgery: 

  • The woman suffers from micromastia, a condition of naturally under-developed breasts.  
  • Poor symmetry between the breasts.  
  • Loss of breast volume following a pregnancy or major weight loss.  
  • Birth defects in one or both breasts.  
  • Loss of breast tissue due to mastectomy or breast injury.  
  • The woman desires enhanced breasts for aesthetic appeal.  

Plastic Surgeon Dr. Fiala Patient Reviews:

Photo of Melissa S. I have been a patient of Dr Fiala’s for over 18 years and I couldn’t more pleased with my results.  
I am a former model that is conscientious about my face and body.  To date I have had 4 surgical procedures done by Dr Fiala, with each one looking natural and not over done.  Their staff if very kind and discreet.
My friends tell me I look the same as I did 20 years ago! Thank you so much Dr Fiala, you are truly the BEST!! – Melissa S.
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I send EVERYONE to Dr. Fiala. He is a true professional.

I had been researching doctors for years for my Mommy Makeover. A friend recommended Dr. Fiala after her tummy tuck…(he does the most AMAZING tummy tucks),

I made my appointment for my consult, and never regretted my decision. I walked into my consult, and immediately felt at ease. Dr. Fiala really took the time to explain my procedure, and answered all of my questions. Never, at any time, did I feel pressured into anything I was not comfortable with.

My surgery and recovery went very well. My results are amazing. I can’t say enough about Dr. Fiala and his wonderful staff.  They Rock!!! – Tracy F.

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I researched many plastic surgeons for a very complex breast augmentation that I was in desperate need of.
I finally chose Dr. Fiala of Fiala Aesthetics Plastic Surgery for a variety of reasons. Most importantly his credentials, he was patient and met with me a few times prior to my surgery with many questions that I had.
In my opinion, I feel that I was going to put any doctor up for a challenge because of my deflated implant and asymmetry. It wasn’t until AFTER the surgery did Dr. Fiala let us know that I had a tremendous amount of scar tissue which took him an hour and a half to remove. Dr. Fiala and his entire staff from Denise, to Christina, to Sherry, to Jennifer and to Diane just to name a few, I felt valued as a potential patient and then when the time came an actual patient.
This is the FIRST time in over 30 years that I feel my breast look perfect! Dr. Fiala is just an amazing Doctor with a tremendous amount of vision. I could not be more happier! – Venus P.

Customized Procedure 

One of the key reasons behind the popularity of breast augmentation surgery is that the procedure can be customized to suit the unique needs of a patient. The type, size, and shape of breast implants, location of incisions, and placement position of implants are all flexible decisions that will be taken in accordance with the patient’s aesthetic goals and her breast anatomy.  

Breast Implant Choices 

Patients will usually have a choice between saline and silicone implants. The surgeon will explain the pros and cons of each, and help the patient make the right choice. Some of the new, highly cohesive form stable implants offer greater aesthetic fulfillment and safety. Implant sizes are available from 120cc to 960cc, and profile, shape, and texture choices are also available.  

Breast Implant Placement  

The implants may be placed in front of the pectoral muscle, behind the breast tissue or just underneath the pectoral muscle. The breast pocket will be carved accordingly once the implant placement position is determined in consultation with the patient.  

Incision Location 

Incisions through which the implants will be surgically inserted could be placed discreetly below the breast crease, along the areola circumference, or under the arms. In rare cases, a transumbilical or TUBA incision may be placed.  

Surgical Procedure  

The surgeon will make an incision in the pre-determined location, and a breast pocket will be created through it. Thereafter, the surgeon will place the implant and adjust it into the desired position. Once the procedure is completed, the incisions will be closed with sutures, and the treated area will be wrapped in bandages.  

Recovery  

Most women are able to return to their normal routine or go to work in about 10 to 14 days after the surgery. Vigorous exercises and heavy lifting should be avoided for about four weeks.  

Contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala at Fiala Aesthetics in Orlando to Schedule and Appointment:

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at Fiala Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center & Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us here.

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The “best age” for a mommy makeover is really whatever age you are when you decide to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy state.  Outside of being a healthy adult, there are no age restrictions regarding the mommy makeover procedure.  There are, however, some practical considerations.

Woman holding child and wondering when is the best age for a mommy makeoverIf you are not finished with having a family, it is best to postpone things, until you are finished having children. It is very likely that changes made during the mommy makeover procedure would be undone with subsequent pregnancies, making the procedure best for women who are satisfied with the size of their families and do not plan on having more children.

The best way to learn if now is the right time to undergo a plastic surgery procedure is by talking with Dr. Fiala about your desires, your future plans, and your ultimate goals.  During your consultation, he will take time to listen carefully to where you are and where you would like to be, and provide you with honest information about those options that will be best for your needs now, and into the future.

Breast & Body Procedures Combined

During mommy makeover surgery, breast and body procedures are often combined to correct issues brought about by pregnancy. These can include excess fat accumulation throughout the body, stretch marks and sagging skin, separated abdominal muscles, and breast deflation.  Drooping breast tissue and nipple displacement are also common results of pregnancy and nursing.

To address these issues and restore the body to its pre-pregnancy shape, Dr. Fiala typically offers a “three-in-one” mommy makeover procedure which includes:

  • Tummy tuck surgery to remove excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and hips. This procedure can also be used to address abdominal muscle separation, which is common after multiple pregnancies, and to reposition the belly button. When excess skin is removed, stretch marks may also be eliminated, allowing tummy tuck surgery to provide comprehensive results to the midsection of the body.
    Why Choose Us:
    At Fiala Aesthetics, the “TAP block” technique is utilized to minimize pain after tummy tuck surgery.  This revolutionary technique, which Dr. Fiala helped to develop, provides optimal comfort during the initial stages of recovery.  The extended abdominoplasty method is used to dramatically tighten the abdominal skin.
  • Breast augmentation to restore lost volume, shape, and symmetry to the breasts.  In some cases, breast lift surgery is combined with augmentation to restore the breasts and the nipples to a more youthful and perky position.
    Why Choose Us:
    Dr. Fiala prefers dual plane placement for breast implants – which reduces complications while producing optimal results.  Inframammary incisions help protect against a loss of nipple sensitivity, and the various implant options, including “gummy bear” implants, allow for complete personalization and the most natural-looking results.
  • Liposuction to sculpt the waist and lower back and produce an “hour-glass” figure.
    Why Choose Us:
    Dr. Fiala offers SAFElipo, a comprehensive body contouring technique that has been shown to preserve vascular integrity and minimize risks and complications, all while maximizing skin retraction for enhanced results.

These options are commonly included in the mommy makeover procedure at Fiala Aesthetics, but others may be offered, depending on the circumstances.  During your initial consultation, Dr. Fiala will determine which treatments will be of most benefit in helping you reach your goals.
Why Choose Us:
Dr. Fiala brings two decades of experience into every procedure he performs and his results speak for themselves. Please review our before and after gallery to see pictures of real patients who Dr. Fiala has helped reach their goals, and take time to read our reviews on realself.com, doctor.com, realpatientratings.com, and google.com to see how real men and women have benefited from our exceptional customer care, attention to detail, and commitment to patient satisfaction.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Fiala, please call 407-339-3222.  Located in Altamonte Springs, Fiala Aesthetics welcomes moms from all surrounding areas, including Orlando and Winter Park.

Contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala at Fiala Aesthetics in Orlando to Schedule and Appointment:

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at Fiala Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center & Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us here.

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

Mother and Child In honor of Mother’s Day, Fiala Aesthetics is pleased to offer a special on BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. Book your session before May 31st and you can save $50 on your first three treatments. As an additional bonus, your fourth treatment of up to 50 units will be free of charge and you may even be eligible for an additional $100 off two syringes of filler on your third visit, giving you a total savings of more than $900.

Pre-booking of treatments is required to take advantage of this special and it is limited to the first 50 patients who schedule. To secure your BOTOX® Cosmetic discount, call our office at 407-339-3222 today.

In addition to our special on BOTOX® Cosmetic this month, we are offering four microneedling sessions for $1,000. Microneedling stimulates collagen production, helping to create a softer, smoother, and more youthful appearance.

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At our med spa, we offer the safest and most effective solutions for aging, tired, damaged skin. If you are considering nonsurgical rejuvenation, call our Altamonte Springs office to schedule a one-on-one consultation where we can assess your concerns and provide you with information about those treatments that will best meet your needs.

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Announcement: Free HRUS Scan for Silicone Breast Implant Ruptures

Torso of Woman Covering Left BreastSilicone breast implants do not empty when they rupture. Instead, they leak slowly, gradually changing shape and size, and ultimately impacting symmetry and form. The FDA recommends frequent MRI scanning –even as often as yearly – to ensure continued implant integrity.

MRI is the “gold standard” for imaging silicone breast implants to determine if they have ruptured. This type of imaging is, however, expensive and not reliably covered by insurance.

HRUS, high-resolution ultrasound, uses soundwaves to create detailed soft-tissue images without exposing the patient to radiation. Typically used for fetal imaging, HRUS has shown excellent accuracy at detecting silicone implant rupture.

Dr. Fiala is offering free HRUS scans for women with silicone breast implants placed between 2000 and 2015. This offer is available only for the first 150 women to take advantage. Call today to secure your spot.

Your scan and subsequent visit with our board-certified plastic surgeon will be free of both cost and obligation. If you could benefit from breast implant revision, we will provide you with information about your options during this free consultation.

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To schedule a consultation at our Altamonte Springs office, please call 407-339-3222 today. We welcome patients from all metro Orlando locations, including Winter Park, Maitland, Heathrow, and Eatonville.

Contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Thomas Fiala at Fiala Aesthetics in Orlando to Schedule and Appointment:

For more information of the treatments and procedures offered at Fiala Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center & Orlando Medical Spa by Dr. Thomas Fiala please contact us here.

Serving patients in and around Greater Central Florida: Orlando, Altamonte, Lake Mary, Maitland, Winter Park, Clermont, Casselberry, Lake Mary, Longwood, Celebration, Heathrow, Windermere, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota and more.

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