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Do Breast Implants Have to be Replaced?

When considering the prospect of having breast augmentation surgery done, you might be wondering if your plants will ever have to be replaced and, if they do, how often this will have to be done. Some say that implants need to be replaced every ten years, but the truth is that they probably will not and such statements are based on data that has been somewhat misrepresented. The ten-year myth stems from a 2011 report by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the safety of silicone implants, which noted that one out of five patients needed a replacement or revision after a decade.

However, those numbers do not take into account the fact that some revisions are also done by choice, whether because the patient desired a different size or further refinement. So why would a breast augmentation patient wish to have a follow-up procedure performed after receiving breast implants? Below is a list of some of the most common reasons why one might need to have their implants replaced:

Rupture or deflation: These incidents are actually quite rare in both saline and silicone implants. However, when it does occur, a revision is absolutely necessary.

Development of capsule contracture: In the event that scar tissue forms around your breast, it can harden and change position or shape. This will warrant another procedure to replace the implants and alleviate the tissue.

Unhappy with initial results, or desired change in size: If you previously had breast augmentation surgery done with a surgeon who produced less than satisfactory results, you might want to visit another surgeon to correct what your previous surgeon was unable to accomplish. Or, if you are no longer pleased with the size of your breasts, you can have another procedure done to change the size, whether it be larger or smaller.

Breast Augmentation in Westfield

Many women dream of having fuller breasts and, if you are currently unhappy with the size of your bust, you might be an ideal candidate for breast augmentation surgery. At Burnett Plastic Surgery, our Westfield plastic surgeon is dedicated to helping patients achieve their aesthetic ideal through breast augmentation surgery. Our goal is to provide the best results by beautifully complementing the body’s natural proportions.

Contact us today at (908) 524-0063 and schedule a consultation with our skilled plastic surgeon.

Carlos Burnett