How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Breast implants can help you achieve the fuller, sexier breasts you’ve always wanted. In addition, they can restore your confidence and ensure you feel good in your own skin. One of the most common questions prospective breast implant patients ask Dr. Brown is, “how long do breast implants last?” Keep reading to learn the answer.

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Types of Breast Implants

There are two different types of breast implants that may be used. Saline implants are filled with sterile salt water and contain a silicone shell. In the event they do rupture, the sterile salt water will be absorbed into your body and the implants can be replaced. Saline implants are also affordable, making them ideal for women on a budget. They can be used in women 18 years of age or older.

Silicone implants are pre-filled with a cohesive silicone gel and can provide a more natural look and feel. However, if they rupture, an MRI imaging test must be performed to confirm the rupture. Since they come with a lifetime warranty, they can be removed and replaced without any issues. Silicone implants are designed for women who are at least 22 years of age or older..

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The Longevity of Breast Implants

Fortunately, there have been many improvements in the design and performance of breast implants over the last several years. The old 10-year replacement rule is a myth. As implants age, they become more prone to failure, but if there are no problems then they can last for many years to come.

Reasons to Remove or Replace a Breast Implant

There are a number of reasons a breast implant may need to be removed or replaced. You may decide that you want larger or smaller implants than the ones you originally received and replace them.

While this is less likely, you may face complications such as pain, numbness, swelling, deflation, and contracture of the capsules that surround your implants. In addition, with age the skin may become loose and sag below the implant leading to have them removed or have the breasts lifted.

So so so happy! Words can’t not begin to describe how amazing this experience was for me. I am so thankful to have gone through my breast augmentation with Dr. Brown. He made me feel so welcomed from the start, he is truly just an amazing person. His passion and knowledge for what he does gave me the confidence that he is the right choice. I was able to discus the image I had in my head and know I was going to be safe. He answered any and all of my questions without hesitation. In the end my results are everything I wanted and more. To top it all off his staff rocks at keeping everything in order. They are so happy to help, so easy to talk to and just the best at what they do. I have not stopped smiling since my first visit, best decision made! My body finally feels complete

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Take the Next Step

If you’d like to learn more about breast implants and how they may benefit you, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation at Brown Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, Arizona today. Call us at ​480-568-3804 or fill out our convenient online contact form. We look forward to meeting you!