Learn About When You Should Consider Getting Your Implants Exchanged in the Milwaukee and Madison Area


Breast augmentation—which is sometimes referred to by patients as a “boob job surgery” or “boob implants”—provides lasting results. Eventually, however, you may seek out secondary surgery to remove or replace your silicone implants as the need arises. Milwaukee and Madison area patients at Parkins Plastic Surgery might consider a breast implant exchange or breast revision for several reasons.

Keep in mind that breast implants don’t need to be replaced automatically after 10 years—which is a common myth that many people believe. That said, the skin and tissues of the breasts will continue to age after your initial augmentation, causing changes to the appearance of your breasts, and the risk of an implant rupture increases slightly each year.


Want to avoid looking as if you have fake breasts? We can help you get the most natural breast enhancement appearance from implants. To discover more about silicone implants for Milwaukee or Madison area women, contact Dr. Maida Parkins and Dr. Lucas Boehm′s friendly staff at (262) 269-1050 today, or send a message online to request a consultation.

What Are Some Signs that Silicone Implants Need to Be Replaced?

Two main reasons why patients decide to have silicone implants replaced are the development of complications or the desire for a new look due to changing aesthetic preferences. Signs that silicone breast implants may need replacement typically include changes in the breasts’ appearance, discomfort, or medical concerns. Gradual loss of shape or symmetry, sagging, or visible rippling may signal implant wear over time. Capsular contracture, where scar tissue around the implant tightens and causes pain or distortion, is another indication. Leaks or ruptures may be asymptomatic, but can be detected through imaging. Silicone implant ruptures might result in lumps, pain, or swelling.

From a cosmetic perspective, fashion trends change, and you may no longer want the same look you admired when you got your original implants 10 or 20 years ago.

What Happens if a Silicone Implant Ruptures?

The best approach to a breast implant rupture depends on what type of implant you have. The main difference between saline and silicone implants is that the former contain a sterile saltwater solution, while the latter contain silicone gel. There are also different types of silicone implants available, including devices with a more cohesive gel that are sometimes called “gummy bear” implants.

When saline implants rupture or tear, they deflate relatively quickly and flatten. Although the saline solution that leaks out isn’t a risk to your health, you will need surgery to have the silicone shell removed or replaced. On the other hand, ruptures in silicone implants are usually not as noticeable, because the silicone usually stays trapped in one place. An MRI or an ultrasound can help you detect a silicone breast implant rupture if you suspect something is wrong. Routine ultrasounds or MRIs are recommended in order to spot otherwise undetected ruptures.

Silicone Implant Basics

How much do silicone implants cost? If you have questions about so-called “boob job” prices or “boob job” recovery or are searching for “Prices of Breast Implants Near Me,” please explore our website to find general pricing estimates. Our team can give you more information about the cost of a “boob job” and explain more about breast augmentation before and after guidelines at a personalized consultation, when we can provide an exact quote. We can also help you find the best silicone implants in terms of size and shape to achieve your goals.

Which Options Are Available Aside from Silicone Implants?

Silicone implants are popular, but saline implants are also available, as is fat transfer breast augmentation, which moves fat cells from a donor area to the breasts in order to increase their volume.

Parkins Plastic Surgery can also provide breast lift or breast reduction surgery, as well as other types of breast surgery, depending on your unique goals. There are also other options for improving your body shape, such as tummy tuck and liposuction. A tummy tuck enhances the abdominal area by repairing muscles and removing excess skin or fat, while liposuction is a way of surgically removing stubborn fat deposits that cling to certain areas.



Dr. Parkins & Dr. Boehm are committed to surgical excellence through education, compassion, and confidentiality. Their combined experience is unparalleled and highly sought after in the Madison and Milwaukee area. A consultation with either of our surgeons is conducted at our private, state-of-the-art surgical facility where you will have all your questions answered so you can confidently start your surgical journey.

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Ready to learn more about silicone implants in the Milwaukee and Madison area? Contact Parkins Plastic Surgery. Call our Lake Country office in Oconomowoc, WI, at (262) 269-1050. You can also send a message online to request an appointment.


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