houston breast implant doctor showing implants to patient

Breast Implant Exchange Surgery in Houston

Safe, Effective, & Personal.

Premier Breast Implant Exchange Surgeons in Houston

No breast implant was designed to last a lifetime.

A reasonable average span for the life of a breast implant is about 10 years.

Whether you were not happy with your previous plastic surgery experience or results, or have simply relocated to the Houston area, Heights Plastic Surgery is happy to help assist you with your breast implant exchange, even if we did not perform your initial breast augmentation.

Breast Implant Exchange

also known as: breast implant revision, breast augmentation correction / brest IM-plant ex-CHANGE /

Plastic surgery procedure that replaces an existing breast implant with a new one, whether that implant is expired, ruptured, or a less-than-ideal shape or size

Procedure options: Breast Implant Exchange, Revision Breast Augmentation, Revision Breast Implants

breast implant exchange Houston close up view of breast implants

Procedure Overview


Breast implants present for many years

Incorrectly sized implants

Migration or rupture of implants

Different desired style of implant

Changes in native breast tissue over time

Procedure Time

90 - 150 minutes





Possible Side Effects




Frequently Asked Questions

Jump to FAQs

What to Expect

Before, During, and After Your Breast Implant Exchange Surgery in Houston

1. Attend a One-on-One Consultation.

If you're interested in a breast implant exchange Houston patients will first meet with a physician for a one-on-one consultation. We take the time to get to know you—your goals, medical history, existing breast implant shape, size, and type, current nipple orientation, and more.

2. Review Your Treatment Plan.

Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks collaborate on every patient case to best advise you on the best approach for your unique needs, including the incision technique, placement, shape and texture of implant, and more. We may also build a highly personalized treatment plan that includes a combination of other surgical procedures, such as a breast lift or fat grafting, to achieve the best possible results.

3. Make Your Decision.

At Heights Plastic Surgery, our mission is to give you the information you need to decide what will work best for your desires, timeline, and budget. After we make recommendations, we give you the space and time to make your own decision.

4. Schedule Your Breast Implant Exchange.

We will schedule your breast implant exchange—an outpatient procedure performed in our private, on-site surgery center—for a day and time that works best for you. You'll want to factor in about 1 to 2 weeks of downtime from everyday activities and work after your procedure.

5. Arrive for Surgery.

We will provide you with all of the ways you can best prepare for the procedure well in advance of your breast implant exchange surgery in Houston. When you arrive, we will escort you to our state-of-the-art surgical suite, and review our process in detail once more.

6. Getting Your Breast Implant Exchanged.

Your highly skilled surgeon will be in the operating room from start to finish, executing every detail of your agreed-upon plan for your breast implant exchange. Make sure you have a plan for getting home after your procedure, as you will not be able to drive yourself.

7. Follow Up.

When you book your breast implant exchange in Houston at Heights Plastic Surgery, we will also book you for follow-up visits to meet with your surgeon to monitor the area. This important step ensures you are healing properly, safely, and efficiently.

Try the

Virtual Consultation Tool

Use our interactive virtual consultation tool to explore the plastic surgery procedures that might best fit your unique concerns.

Get Started
Brest implant exchange Houston model holding an implant in each hand

Heights Plastic Surgery

Driven By Our Mission: Enhancing Your Natural Features with a Breast Implant Exchange.

Heights Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Downey and Dr. Bullocks, is proud to offer state-of-the-art surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures to residents of Houston and beyond. Our ultimate goal is to offer you a welcoming environment, a phenomenal patient experience, and cutting-edge technology that you won’t find anywhere else in Texas. After receiving their breast implant exchange Houston patients are one step closer to achieving their beauty goals!

Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions About Houston Breast Implant Exchange