How Much Would It Cost To Replace My Old Breast Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I just turned 60. I had breast implants in 1985, thinking I need to have them removed and put in new ones. How much would that be? Also,wanting to find out about around my eyes, had botox but my skin is thin and I look tired all the time. Is there fillers? Had filler around laugh lines and below my eyes but didn’t work or last. I need help.

A: Thank you for your inquiry. I will assume that since your original breast implants were placed in 1985 that they were silicone and probably were placed above the muscle. The pertinent questions about them now 25 + years later is do they need a total capsulectomy (removal of all surrounding scar tissue), are the existing implants ruptured, and what type of implants (saline vs silicone) do you want to replace them. All of these factors control what needs to be done and the cost to do them. So any information that you can provide me in that regard would be helpful in deriving the cost of surgery.

When it comes to your face, you have already learned that injectable fillers are not going to provide any solution for tired looking eyes at your age. Most likely this is a surgical issue of removing excess skin and fat (blepharoplasty surgery) to really get a substantative change in your eye appearance. I can answer this question more definitively if you can send me some pictures of your eyes.

Dr. Barry Eppley