Most women believe that breast implants should be changed after every ten years due to the ten-year warranty offered by manufacturers. However, you should only have breast implants on a need basis since breast implants themselves have no expirations date. Though in some instances, a replacement may be needed if there are issues or complications with implants-- take a look below for just a few reasons breast implants may need to be replaced.
Adjusting the Size of Your Breasts
You might want larger or smaller breasts after childbirth or due to weight gain or loss. In this case, you don’t have to wait for the ten-year warranty to expire, provided you have the required cash. With time, you can change your opinion regarding your preferred breast size. In such cases, you are free to have new implants.
To Replace Ruptured or Deflated Implants
For saline implants, a fold can develop at a particular spot on the implants which might be broken with time by the constant back and forth movements. Fortunately, research has shown that your implants will not deflate due to the fold for at least seven years. Also, the likelihood of your implant deflating due to a fold decrease over time. If you have silicone implants, a rupture can occur, exposing your body to the silicone gel. In such scenarios, you should get new implants to prevent harmful side effects.
To Correct Breast Deformity
After sometimes, you might notice shape issues and asymmetrical breast sizes after pregnancy or weight loss. This irregular shape and size can also result from implant displacement, wrong implant selection, and improper pocket creation. To restore your confidence, you should seek the help of a professional surgeon who will install new implants.
You are not obliged to get new breast implants after every ten years, but rather you should get them on a need basis. If you are comfortable with your current implants, you should stick to them for the longest period possible.
If you’re interested in having a breast augmentation or if you need your breast implants replaced, contact the team at Dr. Gregory Roche today. We can help you with any cosmetic surgery needs, from hormone replacement therapy to Botox, we are dedicated to making women look and feel their best.