Implants are often used today in breast augmentation surgery. In this procedure, implants are placed inside the breasts to lift them and enhance their size. With breast implants, many women feel sexier and more confident.
One of the most common questions among patients considering breast augmentation is whether the implants will need to be replaced. While the answer to this question depends on the patient and the type of implant used, most women do require replacement implants later down the line.
Let’s learn more about replacing breast implants and what you can expect after undergoing breast augmentation surgery.
The Lifespan of Silicone Gel Breast Implants
At the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Roach uses fifth-generation silicone gel “gummy bear” breast implants. Not only do these implants provide women with the natural-looking results that they desire, but they’re also far more durable than earlier generation implants. The shell of these advanced silicone implants is much less likely to leak, which significantly extends the implants’ lifespan.
Why Replace Breast Implants?
That said, even with fifth-generation silicone gel breast implants, many patients undergo replacements. With innovations in plastic surgery, breast implants are always being improved, so many patients choose to upgrade to new implants after 10 or 20 years.
Additionally, some women may experience complications with their implants after 10 or 20 years and need replacements. Dr. Roach prevents complications with breast implants by utilizing top-quality implants and advanced, proven breast augmentation techniques.
If you don’t experience any problems with your breast implants and are still happy with how they look, there’s no need to replace them, even after a decade or two. However, it’s important to regularly get evaluated by your doctor so that any problems with the implants can be identified promptly.
Contact the Bayside Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today to learn more about breast implants and breast augmentation surgery.