Posted on 26 Jul 2016
While breast implants do have the possibility of lasting a lifetime, most manufacturers do not consider or advise that they are ‘lifetime devices’. Breast implants are designed to be highly durable and long-lasting. In most cases, you should maintain your beautiful results for many years. For some women, this may take decades. For others, it may happen more quickly.
The most common reason for replacing old breast implants is a leak or rupture. They type of breast implant you have will impact the appearance of your breasts after a rupture. When saline breast implants rupture, they will deflate and the sterile saline solution will be safely absorbed by your body. However, this will create an imbalanced breast appearance that clearly signals it is time to replace your implants.
The cohesive silicone gel used in modern silicone breast implants will maintain their shape in the event of a rupture, making it much more difficult to recognize that it is time to have them replaced. For this reason, it is recommended that you undergo an MRI every few years to make sure your implants have not ruptured.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Neaman specializes in breast augmentation and breast implant surgeries for patients living in greater Portland, Oregon. If you want to learn more, please do contact our office and schedule a consultation to determine if you’re a candidate and surgery that is right for your particular situation.
Dr. Keith Neaman
Dr. Neaman is a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in surgical body contouring. He prides himself on being on the cutting edge of plastic surgery. He takes an informative approach to each consultation, and through open dialogue and communication, he helps his patients decide on a treatment plan that meets their needs.