26 Sep Should breast implants be replaced after 10 years?
Women considering breast augmentation may be thinking about just how long their breast implants will last. The existing breast implant companies give a life time warranty on their implants in regards to implant rupture or a leak. However , sometimes implant removal or replacement is needed. Due to the highly specific nature of each breast augmentation procedure, the need for replacement depends on the patient. It is important to maintain regular follow-up visits after your procedure to check on the condition and placement of the implants.
Breast augmentation allows women to achieve improved volume, shape and size of their breasts. The size of the breast implants vary and are available in silicone and saline substances. Upon consultation the patient and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants, will determine which breast implant should be used to achieve the desired results of the patient. He reviews and answers all questions about the procedure during consultation.
Although there is no standard reason to replace breast implants, there are a few reasons why patients may need to remove or replace implants. Surgeons will replace implants for many reasons including lifestyle changes, desire to increase or decrease the size of the implants, or due to a rare complication such as capsular contracture, implant rupture or implant rippling. Implant removal maybe be necessary if a person is suspected of having breast implant illness
Capsular contracture is a condition that forms tough scar tissue around the implant, making it firm and sometimes painful. A person with mild conditions may not feel discomfort, maintain quality appearance and touch of the implants. If the patient is comfortable with this condition there is no need to change or remove them.
Implant ruptures are likely, but they are not harmful as most women believe. If a saline implant ruptures, the implant becomes noticeably deflated. The solution is comprised of a solution that is naturally absorbed by the body and does not cause any harm. Silicone implants are more difficult to detect ruptures, but the gel is thick and designed to stay within the implant casing. It may change shape or feel different, but it will not be harmful to the body.
Implant rippling occurs mostly in saline implants. The saline solution shifts with changes in body position, and rippling is most visible at the top of the breasts. Dr. Grigoryants can perform breast revision surgeon along with another procedure such as rhinoplasty .