Prosthesis Replacement

Prosthesis replacement surgeries vary according to the reason for the new surgery. It may be a simple replacement of the prosthesis with the same or another volume or may involve the removal of excess skin.

The replacement of prostheses is an unavoidable reality, because all women who have a breast augmentation will have to undergo new surgery sooner or later. The breast prosthesis, the object itself, may even last for decades, but that doesn’t invalidate the need to renew the outcome.

There are 3 main reasons for a new surgery:

  • Capsule contracture – excessive body reaction to foreign body
  • Ptosis or sagging breasts (with progressive aging)
  • Prosthesis rupture

Prosthesis replacement surgeries vary according to the reason for the new surgery, which may be a simple replacement of the prosthesis with the same or another volume, or may involve the removal of excess skin. In some cases of skin aging, becoming thinner, or irregularities appearing in the skinn caused by the prosthesis (Rippling), we put fat around it, to improve the contour. Usually these surgeries are performed without the need for internment, however the use of drains is more likely.

In the replacement of prostheses, the new type of B-Lite prostheses is particularly suitable, it’s a new generation of prostheses with studies that prove advantages over other types of prostheses that are especially suitable for people with older tissues.

30% lighter prostheses that will cause less weight in the tissues and consequently a smaller ptosis of the breast over time;

Brand studies prove a less painful recovery;

The material of the prosthesis are made of a more transparent material which has clear advantages in imaging observation in detecting possible tumors.

The first B-Lite implant in Portugal was performed in January 2019 by Dr. Tiago Baptista Fernandes.


Dr. Tiago Baptista Fernandes Up Clinic

Dr. Tiago Baptista Fernandes

Dr. Rui Lima

Dra. Rita Meireles

Dra. Rita Meireles

Clinical case


During the first consultation, the plastic surgeon presents all the details of the abdominoplasty using images, evaluates and discusses with the patient all the stages of the procedure, as well as the expectations of each one.


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Prosthesis replacement is a 2.5-hour surgical procedure and is performed under general anesthesia. It is a procedure with internment of 1 day and has a downtime of 15 days. Final results are obtained within 1 month.


2,5 hours




1 day


15 days


1 month

Physical activity inhibition

3 to 4 weeks

Flying inhibition

7 to 12 days

Driving inhibition

7 to 15 days

Sexual activity inhibition

2 weeks

Sun exposure inhibition

2 to 4 weeks