Whenever you are considering an elective medical procedure, it is important to get all of the information before making a decision. There is a lot of controversy about breast implants, and there are a few things you should know before making the leap.
They don’t last forever.
Breast implants are not “lifetime” devices. If you are in your 30s or 40s you may require additional breast surgery in the future. That surgery can be a breast implant removal and breast lift, or it can be replacing the implants with new ones.
There are a lot of options.
Breast implants differ in a variety of ways. Many women think that they have to make the decision between saline and silicone implants, but in reality these are just two descriptors. There are also differences in shape, size, and texture. It is important to work with your surgeon to choose the right type of implant for the results you desire.
They can leak or rupture.
Sometimes breast implants can leak or rupture, requiring replacement or revision surgery. Saline implants may rupture and leak , with the results being noticeable right away. The saline will be absorbed harmlessly by the body. You’ll know this has happened because the breast will seem to deflate. If you have silicone implants the leak or rupture may not be immediately apparent. It is important to keep all of your follow-up appointments so that your breast health can be assessed regularly.
If you are interested in breast implants and have questions about the implants or surgery, please contact us to get the answers you need to make a decision.
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