Breast Implant Exchange

Rediscover Your Beauty: Breast Implant Exchange in Montreal.

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Breast Implant Exchange Journey

Discover the potential of breast implant exchange with Dr. Chen Lee.

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If you’re considering this procedure, know that you’re not alone. This procedure offers the possibility to improve your breast contours, catering to those who have undergone breast augmentation surgery in the past.

You may consider breast implant exchange if you’re seeking to update the size, shape, or type of your existing implants. Whether your preferences have changed or you’re facing complications like implant rupture or capsular contracture, this procedure may be able to help. It’s also an option for addressing aging implants or enhancing overall breast appearance.

Breast implant exchange could be the next step in your cosmetic journey. It’s a decision worth exploring with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Chen Lee, who can guide you toward realistic results.

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There are several reasons why you might be interested in a breast implant exchange. Whether you’re looking to update your implants, increase implant size, or address complications, breast implant exchange can help. By exploring this option, you can rejuvenate your appearance, boost your confidence, and achieve a realistic aesthetic.

The benefits of breast implant exchange include:

  1. Enhancement: Allows individuals to update their implants to adjust size, shape, or type of implants.
  2. Complications: Addressing complications such as implant rupture, capsular contracture, or implant malposition.
  3. Improved Aesthetics: addressing concerns such as asymmetry, implant rippling, or dissatisfaction with previous augmentation results.

Overall, breast implant exchange provides a pathway to update and help individuals improve their breast contours.

Candidacy for a breast implant exchange includes individuals who have previously undergone breast augmentation surgery and wish to update their current implants. This procedure is also suitable for those experiencing complications like implant rupture, capsular contracture, or implant malposition, as well as individuals desiring a change in implant size, shape, or type to better align with their current preferences. However, it’s essential for candidates to have realistic expectations about the possible outcomes of this procedure and be in good overall health.

Considerations for a breast implant exchange involve consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss medical history and expectations. Patients should also be aware of the risks and complications associated with surgery, understand the recovery process, and consider the financials. By considering these factors, individuals can make an informed decision about whether breast implant exchange is the right option for them.

When choosing your new breast implants, it’s crucial to consider the reasons behind your decision to exchange them. Whether you’re managing a complication or simply seeking to enhance your breast appearance, reflecting on your goals is key. If you’re satisfied with your current implants and wish to reorder the same ones, this can be arranged with the same company. Conversely, if you desire increased breast volume or a different look, it’s important to communicate your desired preferences to your plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Chen Lee. With their expertise, they can provide guidance and support in selecting the right implants for your surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Chen Lee, he can guide you in selecting the type, size and shape of implants that may align with your anatomy.

Navigating the Procedure

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Preparing for a breast implant exchange involves several important steps:

  1. Initial Consultation: During this appointment, discuss your goals and expectations for the procedures. Also, provide your surgeon with your medical history from your previous breast augmentation, including details about the implants used (type, size, shape), any complications experienced, and previous surgical procedures performed.
  2. Medical Tests: Depending on your age, medical history, and the age of your implants, medical tests such as blood tests and imaging may be required before surgery. This evaluation is to know if you are in good overall health and allows the surgeon to assess the current condition of the implants.
  3. Follow preoperative instructions: Adhere to your surgeon’s guidelines regarding medications, diet, and lifestyle modifications.
  4. Arrange Transportation and Aftercare: On the day of surgery, please arrange transportation to and from the surgical facility and for someone to care for you at home during the initial recovery period. Prepare your home environment to make it comfortable and conducive to recovery.
  5. Discuss concerns with your surgeon: Take the opportunity to discuss any concerns or questions you may have about the procedure.
  6. Establish realistic expectations: It’s important to have realistic expectations about the breast implant exchange procedure, including the expected recovery time and outcomes.

Dr. Chen Lee tailors the approach to each patient’s specific goals, ensuring optimal outcomes and satisfaction. Below are the most common reasons for an implant exchange and the typical surgical approach.

For a breast implant exchange to increase sizing, the process typically involves several steps:

  1. Implant removal is performed to carefully extract the existing breast implants, with incisions typically made around the breast, nipple, or under the breast fold.
  2. Dr. Chen Lee assesses the breast pockets where the new implants will be placed.
  3. A Keller funnel, utilizing a no-touch technique, precisely positions the new implants into place to minimize complications and achieve desired results.

For a breast implant exchange to manage complications like capsular contracture, the process typically involves these steps:

  1. Implant removal is performed, with incisions typically made around the breast, nipple, or under the breast fold.
  2. Addressing scar tissue through capsulotomy or capsulectomy is a surgical technique to manage or remove the scar tissue.
  3. Dr. Chen Lee assesses the breast pockets where the new implants will be placed.
  4. A Keller funnel, utilizing a no-touch technique, precisely positions the new implants to minimize the risk of complications.

For a breast implant exchange to manage the rippling or wrinkling of implants, the process typically involves these steps:

  1. Implant removal is performed, with incisions typically made around the breast, nipple, or under the breast fold.
  2. Changing the location of the implants and making a new pocket at the submuscular may be necessary.
  3. Utilizing a no-touch technique, a Keller funnel precisely positions the new implants to the new pocket to minimize complications.

These are the typical ways that Dr. Chen Lee may manage a breast implant exchange surgery. The starting fee for a simple breast implant exchange is $11,800 + taxes. The cost may vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and any additional factors that may arise during surgery.

Dr. Chen Lee’s patients who undergo breast implant exchange are typically treated as day surgery patients at the Metropolitan Surgery Center in Montreal. Here’s what you can expect:

Surgery Centre:

  • Plan to spend half a day at the center.
  • Arrive punctually at the surgery center.
  • Our nursing team will warmly welcome and prepare you for surgery.
  • Breast implant exchange surgery is typically conducted under general anesthesia. To ensure a safe anesthetic, it’s essential to arrive at the surgery center in a fasted state (i.e., nothing by mouth for 8 hours before surgery).
  • The breast implant exchange procedure usually lasts between 2:00 to 3:00 hours.

Recovery Room:

  • Following surgery, you will be transferred to a recovery room until the anesthesia wears off.
  • After waking up, you’ll spend 1-2 hours in an observation unit before being discharged home.
  • Before leaving, a supportive bra will be provided for your comfort.

Your safety is our utmost concern:

  • You must be accompanied home by a trusted friend or family member.
  • We recommend that they be present in your home for the early days following a breast implant exchange.

Our office will regularly call to check on your progress at home. Your first office visit, scheduled 4-7 days after surgery, will involve changing wound dressings by your plastic surgeon.

After undergoing a breast implant exchange procedure, a smooth recovery is important. Expect to experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the initial stages. To facilitate healing, it’s crucial to adhere to postoperative instructions, including taking prescribed medications, wearing a supportive bra, and avoiding strenuous activities. Rest and gentle movement are essential during the recovery period. Follow Dr. Chen Lee’s guidance on gradually increasing activity levels and attending follow-up appointments to monitor progress. While some patients may feel ready to resume light activities within a week, it’s important to recognize that the recovery process is typically about 6 weeks. Additionally, managing expectations is key, as visible results may take several months to fully manifest post-surgery. It is important to follow his guidelines and stay in communication with Dr. Chen Lee and his office.


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$165.25 + taxes

Prior to your initial consultation, please submit your medical history from your first breast augmentation. This information will offer insights into the implants used, including type, shape, and size.

Your first consultation for a breast implant exchange is important to establish a patient-surgeon relationship. Dr. Chen Lee will conduct a thorough examination, provide tailored recommendations, address potential risks, and listen to any concerns you may have. This session serves as an opportunity for mutual evaluation and communication to ensure that your goals and expectations are understood and addressed.

$11,800 + taxes

The base price of a breast implant exchange in Montreal is quoted as a ‘global fee.’ This comprehensive quote includes the costs of the surgeon, anesthesiologist, nurses, breast implants, office visits during the first postoperative year, operating room, and surgical facility fees. However, it’s important to note that the cost may vary depending on the complexity of the surgery and any additional factors that may arise during the procedure. Revisions and touch-up surgeries are not included in the initial breast implant exchange quotation. If general anesthesia is necessary, you will have to pay for the substantial costs associated with a surgical revision. Minor touch-up surgery under local anesthesia can often be performed at minimal expense.

Surgeries are payable in cash, certified checks (bank drafts) or Interac. We also work with an independent credit company that offers financial payment plans for cosmetic surgery procedures. However, you should be aware that the interest rates and administration fees of this specialized company are higher than traditional financial institutions. It is often better to negotiate a loan through your personal bank or financial institution. We encourage you to do your homework and compare the true financial cost of these various financial options.

Scheduling your breast augmentation exchange is a 3-step process.

Step 1: Reservation Date for Surgery

Our office staff works diligently to schedule surgeries to your availability and preference. However, operating room resources are precious and a financial commitment is necessary to reserve a dedicated time. Half of the surgical fee is due upon reservation of dedicated operating room time for your breast augmentation. Full payment is due 6 weeks before the day of surgery.

Step 2: Breast Implant Sizing

Once your surgery is scheduled, our office will work with you to choose the ideal breast implant size for your body. This often requires several in-office visits where you will review implant sizers and see how they compare to your current implant sizing. It often helps to have a family member or friend present during your breast implant sizing visits. Breast implant sizes must be chosen well before surgery so that we have sufficient time to order and have your preferred breast implant sizes available at the surgery.

Step 3: General Health Evaluation

Breast implant exchange is performed under general anesthesia. To ensure your safety, a general physical examination and laboratory tests are performed. During your preoperative visit, our surgeon will obtain standardized medical photos and provide general instructions on preparation for surgery and pain management.


It is natural to have concerns and questions regarding breast implant safety. Dr. Chen Lee is committed to helping you understand the risks to make an informed decision about breast implant exchange

The most common reason for a breast implant exchange is to address changes in preferences or concerns since the initial augmentation surgery. This may include an increase in size, shape, or appearance, as well as complications like capsular contracture or implant rippling.

Scarring is a common concern for patients who are planning their breast implant exchange surgery. While you will have scars, Dr. Chen Lee carefully considers the location of the initial incisions from your first breast augmentation surgery when planning the placement of the next incision. This approach is to hopefully minimize scarring.

Yes, breast implant exchange surgery provides an opportunity to adjust the size, shape, or type of implants.

During a consultation with Dr. Chen Lee, he will discuss your outcomes and help you choose implants that align with your objective and anatomy.

It’s important to know about the risks and possible issues when getting a breast implant exchange. Any surgery involving general anesthesia has some risks to your overall health, although they’re rare. In extremely rare cases, there could even be a risk of death.

A list of possible complications specific to breast implant exchange includes unevenness, changes in shape, infection, skin infection, skin necrosis, bleeding, slow healing, needing another surgery, being able to see or feel the implants, discomfort, numbness, scars, tightness around the implants, implant rupture, implants moving out of place and no guarantee of getting the exact size you want in the end.

While breast implants are designed to last for many years, the exact long-term durability remains scientifically undefined. Although some patients may assume that their breasts are permanently augmented with a single surgery, it’s important to understand that implantable synthetic prostheses, including breast implants, should not be considered lifetime medical devices. Like other synthetic implantable medical devices such as heart valves and orthopedic joints, breast implants can potentially malfunction or fail over time.

For a person who has a breast implant exchange, screening is still necessary and encouraged. Common methods for detecting breast cancer include mammography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Mammograms can still be performed, however, modified techniques such as breast compression to enhance the view of the breast tissue is often necessary for an effective breast mammogram. To better plan, your breast investigations, the physician managing your breast cancer prevention routine should be made aware of your breast implant exchange.

Breast Implant Exchange Price

  • Starting fees $11,800 + taxes
  • Includes professional fees (surgeon, anesthesiologist, and nurses)
  • Includes the surgical facility and operating room expenses
  • Includes silicone or saline-filled breast implants
  • Revisions and touch-up surgeries are not included

Preparation for Breast Implant Exchange

  • Avoid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (Aspirin, Advil, etc.)
  • Stop smoking, do not use e-cigarettes, avoid nicotine and marijuana
  • Do not drink alcohol
  • Continue prescription medications (unless advised otherwise)

Day of Surgery

Advice After Breast Implant Exchange

  • Do not cook, clean, carry weight (groceries or children), or drive
  • Take your medications as prescribed
  • Notify us promptly of unexpected symptomatology
  • Do your best to rest and relax for 2 weeks

This page serves as a guide and informational resource and should not replace professional medical advice. Always consult with qualified healthcare providers for personalized recommendations and treatment options.

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