Breast Implant Exchange

When is it time to exchange your implants?

The answer may surprise you, as the myth that you must replace your implants every 10 years is not true. However, there are certain situations where an exchange may be right for you. Contact Dr. William Jacobsen to learn more.

Breast Implant Exchange

Many women come to Dr. Jacobsen thinking that they need to have their breast implants changed because 10 years or more have elapsed. This is a rumor but an inaccurate rumor that implants must be changed every 10 years. They do not need to be changed every 10 years. If your breast exam is normal and the breast implants appear to be in an advantageous position and are soft you do not need to have her implants exchanged. The 10-year rule that the breast implants must be exchanged is entirely false. It is however statistically true that most women after 10 years have something done with their breasts they wish to have something changed. They wish to either be higher lower smaller larger or have them removed. So, the statistics roughly show that women every 10 years have something done with their breasts but is not necessary to do so. Dr. Jacobsen has had patients that had these in for 20 years or even more. He has seen patients with normal examinations that have had breast implants in for over 30 years and do not need to have these exchanged. The intent is that once your breast augmentation or breast reconstruction is done that you are implants will never have to be changed throughout your lifetime.

Women sometimes need their implant breasts exchanged for a variety of reasons. Sometimes they require exchange because one implant is ruptured. If you are having surgery for another reason such as capsular contracture mastopexy and your implants have been in for several years it is best to have the implants changed at the same time as the additional surgery is performed. Once you have had the breast implants in for several years if there are additional surgical procedures for your breasts that are planned for other reasons or for your appearance or reconstruction the implants cannot be removed and placed back in under the same operation. They should be replaced. Is not standard to replace the same implants years after they have been in place in order to save money.

Please feel free to have a look at our page for Dr. Jacobsen’s breast implant recommendations to learn more about Dr. Jacobsen’s approach.

Affordable Breast Implant Exchange Phoenix – Saline Implant Pricing

Total All-Inclusive Fees$3,950
Dr Js Surgical Fees$2,000
Saline Implants$600
Garment$70
Payment to Dr Jacobsen$2,670
Estimated Anesthesia Fee$~530
Payment to St Joe’s SurgiCenter$750
Total Payments$3,950

Note: This is a pre-examination estimate that is appropriate for most patients wishing this service.  The fees may change slightly based on your personal needs.

Affordable Breast Implant Exchange Phoenix – Gel Implant Pricing

Total All-Inclusive Fees$4,650
Dr Js Surgical Fees$2,000
Saline Implants$1,300
Garment$70
Estimated Anesthesia Fee$~530
Payment to St Joe’s SurgiCenter$750
Total Payments$4,650

Note: This is a pre-examination estimate that is appropriate for most patients wishing this service.  The fees may change slightly based on your personal needs.


Our ultimate goal is to heal.

Dr. J and his staff look forward to understanding the details of your unique case, desires and aspirations, and to providing you with realistic, safe and attainable results that leave you looking beautiful, and truly feeling like yourself. Take the first step toward your healing or rejuvenating procedure with Dr. J by filling out our contact form to request a consultation, or to inquire about any of the services we offer. We look forward to treating you!
healthgrade
I had a great experience during my consultation with Dr. J and his staff. They made me feel super comfortable as soon as I walked in even though I was a nervous wreck. Everyone was so sweet, nice and very knowledgeable. What I wanted done Dr. J surprised me with his answer. Which is why I will be scheduling an appointment for a breast augmentation soon with him. Also, I hate talking on the phone so I am able to contact them by text or email with any questions or concerns I have, and with my busy schedule it works out for both parties. I will have to edit this review with the results of my procedure and recovery process. As for a consultation experience, I have no complaints.
  • Amanda Lewis

    Amanda Lewis