Many women are interested in breast implants but are worried about how long they will last. After all, breast implants are a significant investment, both financially and emotionally. The good news is that breast implants are designed to last a long time—in most cases, many years.
However, there are a few things that can impact the lifespan of your implants. In this blog post, we’ll provide a complete overview of everything you need to know about how long breast implants last.
How Long Do Breast Implants Last?
Breast implants are not permanent devices, which means that they will eventually need to be replaced. However, with proper care and maintenance, breast implants can last for many years. In fact, the vast majority of women who have breast implants are satisfied with their results for 10 years or more.
There are different types of breast implants Miami: saline and silicone. The difference between saline and silicone implants is that the former are filled with salt water while the latter are filled with a thick, gel-like substance. Both types, however, have an outer shell made of silicone rubber.
Both types of implants come with their own set of benefits and risks. For example, saline implants tend to have a lower risk of rupture than silicone implants. However, silicone implants usually provide a more natural look and feel than saline ones.
It’s important to keep in mind that even though breast implants are designed to last for many years, they are not considered permanent devices. This means that they may eventually need to be replaced—usually due to changes in your body or simply because you want to change your implant size or type.
How Can I prolong the life of my Breast Implants?
There are a few things you can do to prolong the life of your breast implants and minimize the risk of complications:
* Schedule regular checkups with your plastic surgeon. These appointments give your surgeon the chance to assess your breasts’ condition and ensure that your implants are still in good shape.
* Be sure to follow all post-operative instructions given to you by your surgeon. These instructions will help you minimize the risk of infection and other complications after surgery.
* Avoid activities that may put undue stress on your chest areas, such as contact sports or high-impact exercise routines.
* If you smoke, quitting will help improve your overall health and may also reduce the risk of complications with your breast implants.
* Keep an eye on your breasts for any changes—such as dimpling or changes in nipple sensation—that could indicate a problem with your implant. If you notice any changes, be sure to contact your surgeon right away.
What Are the Common Complications with Breast Implants?
Although breast implants are generally safe, there are a few potential complications that you should be aware of:
* Capsular contracture. This is a complication that can occur when the scar tissue around the implant (the “capsule”) begins to tighten. This can cause the implant to become misshapen or hard.
* Implant rupture. This occurs when the outer shell of the implant breaks. Rupture can be caused by trauma to the chest area or simply due to the aging of the implant.
* Breast pain. This is a common complaint after breast augmentation surgery, but it usually goes away within a few months.
Making sure that you take good care of your breast implants will help them last longer and minimize the risk of complications down the road.