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The longevity of breast implants: Top 5 questions

 

Breast implants have become increasingly popular over the years, with many women seeking to enhance their natural shape and size. However, one of the most common concerns that women have when considering breast augmentation is the longevity of the implants. How long do breast implants last? Will they need to be replaced at some point?

 

In this article, we will answer the top five questions our Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery patients ask regarding the longevity of breast implants.

1. How long do breast implants last?

Breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime, and their lifespan varies from person to person. The FDA recommends replacing silicone and saline implants every ten years, but many implants can last much longer. The longevity of breast implants depends on several factors, including the type of implant, the surgical technique used, and the individual patient’s lifestyle.

2. What is the lifespan of saline implants?

Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater and are less prone to rupture than silicone implants. The average lifespan of saline implants is around 10-15 years, but they can last longer with proper care.

3. What is the lifespan of silicone implants?

Silicone implants are filled with silicone gel and feel more natural than saline implants. The average lifespan of silicone implants is around 15-20 years, but they can also last longer with proper care.

4. What are the signs that breast implants need to be replaced?

Some signs that breast implants may need to be replaced include changes in the size or shape of the breast, rippling or wrinkling of the implant, and implant rupture or leakage. It is important to note that regular check-ups with a plastic surgeon are crucial in monitoring the condition of the implants.

5. Can breast implants be removed or replaced?

Yes, breast implants can be removed or replaced. Many women choose to have their implants removed due to discomfort or concerns about their long-term health. Others may choose to have their implants replaced with a new set to maintain the desired size and shape of their breasts.

If you are considering breast augmentation, it is important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon. Dr. David Lo, our plastic surgeon at Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville specializes in performing breast augmentation surgery. He can help you determine the best course of action for achieving your desired results and maintaining the longevity of your breast implants.

In conclusion, breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime, and their lifespan depends on several factors. However, with proper care and regular check-ups, breast implants can last for many years. If you are considering breast augmentation procedure or have any concerns about the longevity of breast implants, call (865) 306-5680 to Request an Appointment or book online at: https://www.premiersurgicalplasticsurgery.com/request-a-consultation/