Breast Implant Exchange at Des Moines

Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ is a member of the elite and prestigious Allergan Program being in the top 250. Members of this program are among the top 1% of plastic surgery offices in the United States. This program honors distinguished leaders in cosmetic surgery for demonstrating expertise and excellence through a high volume of aesthetic product procedures such as breast implant exchange.

Learn more about Iowa’s only quadruple board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robbins, his medical practice called Des Moines Plastic Surgery™, and breast augmentation procedures. Des Moines Plastic Surgery™ has a fully accredited operating suite on site. This allows patients more privacy and continuity of care.

Learning About Breast Implant Exchange

Breast implant exchange or revision breast surgery is commonly performed by Dr. Robbins at Des Moines Plastic Surgery™. Breast implant exchange is most commonly performed in women who:

  • desire new implants
  • desire a different size from their current implant size
  • have implants that were placed many years ago and the implants need to be replaced because they have developed hardness (called capsular contracture) or have ruptured.

Before & After Gallery

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Breast Implant Exchange Before and After Gallery Photo Performed by Dr David Robbins

Schedule A Consultation

To learn more about the treatment of Breast Implant Exchange in West Des Moines, Iowa, contact us and schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robbins.

Should I Replace Them With Saline Or Silicone Implants?

The most common reason for implant exchange is replacing saline implants with new silicone gel implants which typically provide a more natural look and feel to the breasts. Saline rippling, firmness, and overall dissatisfaction with the appearance of the breasts are common reasons to exchange for silicone. Dr. Robbins and his staff can assist you with your concerns and help you select the procedure and implants that are right for you. Dr. Robbins has years of experience with breast surgery, particularly in the area of breast augmentation and breast implant exchange and revision.

What Can I Expect?

Breast implant exchange typically involves using the original scar for access to the implant. General anesthesia is required to remove the old implants and replace new ones. The implants are removed and the internal “capsule” is removed and modified as well. The new implants are prepared and inserted in the original, now modified, pocket. In some cases, the pocket location (above or below the muscle) can be adjusted, and also the minor lifting of the loose skin can be accomplished as well. The recovery time is much faster with implant exchange compared to the original implant surgery because the skin and chest muscles have previously been stretched from the original implants. Dr. Robbins performs numerous breast and body contouring procedures each week in the in-office operating suite at his Des Moines facility. Dr. Robbins performs breast augmentations, as well as breast lifts, breast reductions, and many other plastic surgery procedures.

How Much Does Breast Implant Exchange Cost?

The cost of Breast Implant Exchange varies because it is a highly individualized surgery tailored for each patient. The overall price may include anesthesia, operating room facilities, new breast implants, and other related expenses. Additional tests and imaging may also add to your total. Contact us for additional information in Des Moines.

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What Is The Next Step?

The next step is to call our office in Des Moines at 515.221.9999 to set up a cosmetic consultation to meet Dr. Robbins and discuss your situation. Dr. Robbins wants all of his patients to feel good about their goals and any surgery they choose. An office consultation is a no-pressure meeting with office staff and Dr. Robbins to discuss your goals and answer any questions you might have.

If you wish to learn more before your consultation, you can visit our Patient Testimonials and the Plastic Surgery Organization website at This is a professional organization that oversees and certifies Dr. Robbins and other board-certified plastic surgeons.

Still, each patient has a unique body and medical history. Even hours of web research will not lead you to a final decision. Actually, web research often leads to more questions and concerns, so having a professional consultation is a must. Call us today at 515.221.9999 for your consultation, or send us an email under Contact Us.

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