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Do Breast Implants Only Last 10 years?

Breast implants are not permanent implants.  If you are happy with your Breast Implants at 10 years and there are no problems with them, you do not have to have them removed or replaced.

Implant rupture, visible rippling, capsular contracture (scarring around the implant), and displacement are the most common complications that lead to the need for replacement, or breast re-augmentation. When an implant develops a firm, painful, and visible appearance, capsular contracture is likely to be the culprit.

The re-augmentation or revision procedure requires correction of the shape and location of the breast capsule with an implant exchange for the desired size and shape. Dr. Ortega has found that correcting the size and shape of the capsule to match that of the new implant is the key to this secondary procedure.

If you desire removal of your breast implants without replacement, your breasts may sag and appear “deflated.”  Breast implants place pressure on the breast gland over time, causing irreversible changes to the breast tissue. In order to improve breast appearance without implants, a breast lift or mastopexy is required.

Since 2006, several new silicone implants have been introduced in the market. When compared to saline implants, silicone implants have a much softer and more natural look and feel. Saline implants, conversely, may feel firm and unnatural, even when placed properly. At the present time, upwards of 90% of all breast implants placed by board certified plastic surgeons are silicone implants.

Proceeding with breast re-augmentation requires close consideration of your goals in conjunction with your plastic surgeon.  To discuss options for breast re-augmentation in Melbourne, Florida call 321.727.3223 or email [email protected]

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