Breast Implant

A situation may occur after a breast implant augmentation surgery where it is advisable or even necessary to replace the silicone breast implants. Every woman should be aware of the fact before she undergoes augmentation.

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To a great extent it depends on the type and quality of chosen breast implants, however the reasons for replacement may vary:

  • implant rupture
  • capsular contracture
  • breast drooping
  • desire for bigger or smaller breasts
  • improperly chosen implant type or position
  • preventive replacement after the lifetime expiration at older implant types (10 years, max. 15 years), 15 to 20 years at modern implants
  • dissatisfaction with a previous surgery result

On a long-term basis, Body Clinic specializes in breast surgeries and performs a wide range of procedures (breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, fat transfer breast augmentation...). However, the issue is rather personal and therefore an in-person consultation with the surgeon is crucial.

During the consultation, you will be informed about all options and details of the procedure. Our surgeons will advise whether you are a suitable candidate for the combination of breast implant replacement and breast lift, or other procedures (capsule removal, fat transfer etc.)


Subglandular implant placement approach

Subglandular implant placement approach

Subglandular implant placement (above the muscle) is suitable for patients with bigger and moderately sagging breasts. The postoperative condition is less painful and results in a quicker recovery. It is a method used to correct minor breast sagging and to tighten the breasts.

A drawback of this method, compared to submuscular implant placement, is that there is less tissue over the implant. Sometimes, the implant may be visible under the skin and is more easily pulpable.

As the skin is the only thing holding the implant, the breast may tend to sag with time and therefore it is advisable to wear a bra consistently.

Surgery methods - scar visibility

A plastic surgeon always tries to leave the least amount of visible scars as possible after a surgery. The surgeon may place the implant under the mammary gland using one of the following methods:

  • through an incision in the inframammary fold
  • through a small incision made along the lower areolar periphery
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Submuscular implant placement approach

Submuscular implant placement approach

With submuscular implant placement, the post-surgery condition is a bit more painful and recovery tends to be longer. However, the implant is almost impalpable after the surgery and the breasts can be better examined. The clear advantage of the method is its more stable aesthetic result; the implant does not sag because it is held in position by the pectoral muscle.

Submuscular implant emplacement is perfect especially for thin women with small and firm breasts.

Surgery methods

A plastic surgeon always tries to leave the least amount of visible scars as possible after a surgery. There are following options of incisions made to emplace the implant under the muscle:

  • from inframammary fold
  • from an incision along the areolar periphery
  • from an incision made in the armpit

It is more difficult for any type of replacement if a breast augmentation is done through an incision in the armpit and subsequently a post-operative complication occurs requiring an implant replacement. Sometimes it is necessary to replace the implant through another incision which results in another scar.

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Breast implants

Breast implants

Your safety is our priority, therefore at the Body Clinic, we work with MENTOR®, proven breast implants, through extensive long-term studies, which represent the highest quality available.

MENTOR® breast implants have the lowest reported incidence of post-operative complications. Which is the reason why these implants are the most desired by surgeons as well as patients worldwide.




Breast implant types

MENTOR® breast implants are available in a wide range of shapes and volumes. The size of your future implant is determined by the shape and size of your chest, the shape and size of your breast, skin quality and the condition of your pectoral muscle.

Anatomical implants (i.e. teardrop-shaped implants)

Implants with ever-growing popularity which give the breasts a deluxe appearance of a young and firm bust, all while portraying a more natural breast shape. This is a perfect choice for slim women with very little chest fat at whom the visible round implant upper edge may not look as appealing. Another advantage is a lower incidence of implant wrinkles thanks to a more cohesive gel compared to round implants. There is a certain risk of implant rotation, therefore it is necessary to observe the postoperative recommendations. 

Round implants 

Round implants are suitable for breasts with minor sagging or without sagging, especially when it is the patient’s desire to add volume to the upper pole. An experienced plastic surgeon can create a natural appearance even with round implants. However, a sufficient amount of fat or gland tissues on the chest is a must.


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Body Clinic Specialists


All procedures at the Clinic are performed only by experienced and certified plastic surgeons who continuously improve their expertise with the latest findings from international congresses and symposiums. Our surgeons are highly professional yet very empathetic and client-oriented.

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A top team of plastic surgeons

Our team consists of the best certified professionals. We have valuable experience and excellent references.


Thousands of successful procedures

Our surgeons have been in the business for more than 20 years. They have successfully performed thousands of operations and helped many patients.


Professional medical treatment during your whole stay at the Clinic

Within the post-surgery care, you will have a doctor available to tackle any immediate health problems.


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Your safety and satisfaction are our priorities. We believe that using certified and quality medical material and equipment is part of the perfect complex care.


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