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Will I Need to Replace My Breast Implants in the Future?

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Breast implants have been around for decades and continue to be popular among women who want to improve their self-confidence and body image. While breast implants are long-lasting, many wonder if they will need to be removed or replaced in the future. The answer depends on many factors, but, generally speaking, implants tend to last between 10 to 20 years.

At Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates, we often get asked about the lifespan of breast implants. This is a valid concern for anyone considering undergoing breast augmentation. Call now to meet with triple board-certified cosmetic surgeons Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin in Oklahoma City, OK. We understand that breast implants are an important investment and want to provide patients with the best results possible.

What are breast implants, and how do they work?

Implants are medical devices that enhance the size and shape of natural breasts. They are typically composed of a silicone shell filled with either saline or silicone gel. Implants are placed either above or below the pectoral muscle and come in various sizes, shapes, and profiles. The specific type of implant used will depend on your unique characteristics and desired outcomes.

Are breast implants safe for women?

Breast implants are extensively studied and are considered safe. But, as with any cosmetic surgery, there are potential risks and complications for women. It's important to discuss these in full with Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin before making any decisions. They can also provide information on the latest implant technology and techniques to help minimize any risks.

How long do breast implants last?

As mentioned, breast implants last between 10 to 20 years before they may need to be replaced. However, this doesn't mean you should automatically schedule a replacement after a certain time frame. Many women live with implants for decades without any issues.

That said, patients should monitor their breast implants for any changes or complications. This includes regular self-examinations and following up with a cosmetic surgeon for routine checkups. It's also possible to replace your implants before the 10-year mark if needed.

When should breast implants be replaced?

There are a few reasons why breast implants need to be removed or replaced in Oklahoma City, OK:

  • Implant rupture or leakage: If your implants are filled with saline, a leak will be noticeable as the breast will deflate. In the case of silicone gel, a rupture may not be apparent right away and can only be detected through imaging tests.
  • Capsular contracture: This is a complication where the scar tissue around the implant hardens after breast augmentation, causing discomfort and changes in the appearance of the breast.
  • Changes in size or shape: Over time, life events like weight fluctuations or pregnancy may cause implants to appear different. In these cases, replacement can help restore the desired look.

Get advice from our experienced cosmetic surgeons in Oklahoma City

If you have any concerns about your breast implants or are considering breast augmentation, we encourage you to call Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, OK. Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin can assess your unique situation and provide personalized recommendations for achieving great results. With their experience and commitment to patient satisfaction, you can trust that you are in good hands.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.