May 20, 2020 | By Tampa Palms Plastic Surgery

How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

If you are thinking about getting breast implants and you are under the age of 40, you should be aware of the fact that you may need a breast revision surgery in the future. Unfortunately, breast implants do not last forever. As a woman’s body changes with pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and the effects of gravity over time, the look of the breasts can change as well.  

So how long do breast implants last? That depends on several factors, including the makeup of the breast tissue and the soft tissue envelope that holds the implant. It also depends on the type of implant.

As a general rule, today’s implants are designed to last well over a decade.  After a decade, the risk of implant rupture increases. You should get regular checkups for breast health and implant safety. Mammography and MRI are diagnostic tests that may be ordered to assess your breasts.  Your doctor will be able to tell through an examination if your breast implants need to be replaced or removed.

When you get breast implant revision surgery, you can opt for having them removed or replaced. If it has been over a decade since you first got your implants, you probably didn’t have very many options at the time. Today there are so many more options for implants, both saline and silicone solutions, including the popular gummy bear implants. When you get revision breast surgery, you may want to consider changing the shape or size of your breasts. If you get the implants removed completely, a breast lift will help bring your breasts back to a natural and restored state.

If you are interested in getting breast enlargement surgery, contact us today to get all of your questions answered.


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