Reasons Breast Implants Should Be Replaced
Some of the more common reasons women have their breast implants replaced are:
There is a risk, albeit small, of rupture with breast implants. Leaking saline will be absorbed by the body, leaving the breast looking deflated. Silicone gel is designed to stay in place, so a rupture is less outwardly obvious. Your implants will be monitored by your LPS surgeon at regular intervals.
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Implants?
The ideal candidate for breast implants is in good health, does not smoke, and has reasonable expectations for the procedure. People whose breasts have sagging and loose skin may need a breast lift along with an augmentation. Without a breast lift, the implants cannot support loose skin.
What is Recovery with Breast Implants Like?
Your surgeon will customize a recovery plan based on your lifestyle. Most people can go back to work after a few days as long as this does not involve physical exertion. You should limit exercise for about two weeks. Due to our surgeons’ advanced techniques, you will not have any drains in place and will be able to get a shower within two days of your surgery.
How Often Do I Need to Replace My Breast Implants?
Both saline and silicone implants can last ten to twenty years on average. However, you may need to remove or replace yours before that if they develop issues such as uneven rippling texture, a rupture, or a buildup of scar tissue called capsular contracture. Some people just prefer to remove them for personal reasons.
This occurs when scar tissue develops around the implant, hardening the affected breast. It can cause pain, tenderness, and changes in breast size and shape.
The outer silicone shell of the implant can develop wrinkles or ripples. They may only be visible in certain positions, like lying down, but they can become outwardly noticeable.
Aesthetics can change over time, and some women find their implants don’t enhance their appearance any longer. They may choose to have them replaced with differently sized or shaped implants or remove them altogether.