Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery today date, so many women are undergoing the procedure. However, there are some things you should know about breast augmentation before booking a surgery date, including how long breast implants last and what to expect to maintain them. Read on to learn more.
The Lifespan of Implants
While they are long-lasting, breast implants are not lifelong devices. Today, implants can last more than 10 years, and increase the chance of rupture by one percent each year. It is important to know the signs of a ruptures implant of an implant complication, so if one arises, you are aware of how to remedy the issue.
Because saline implants are filled with a saline solution, if these implants were to rupture, it would be very noticeable, and the breast would deflate. The saline solution is absorbed into the body, so there is no urgency in replacing the breast implant. However, most patients like to have the implant replaced as soon as possible for aesthetic reasons.
Silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel, and if a rupture were to occur, the breasts will not deflate. The silicone gel may leak out of the shell, however, which can be harmful to your health. This unnoticed rupture is known as a “silent rupture”. The risk of this rupture is why regular breast screening is needed.
Breast implants, as with any plastic surgery procedure, comes with some risks and complications. These include rupture, capsular contracture, and rippling. If you experience any of these complications, be sure to visit your board certified plastic surgeon as soon as possible so a plan can be made to correct the complication.
If you are interested in learning more about breast augmentation in the Boston area, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hall.