Breast implants may last for a very long time, but they are not intended to be a lifetime device. In fact, until recently it was often recommended that implants be replaced every ten years just to be safe. Breast augmentation and implant options have come a long way and scheduled replacement of implants is no longer necessary. However, there may come a time when your implants need to be replaced. Fort Lauderdale plastic surgeon will discuss potential complications with implants during your breast augmentation consultation.
Why Breast Implants May Need to be Replaced
Implants may need to be replaced if they rupture. Ruptures with saline implants will result in an immediate loss of volume. Ruptures with silicone implants may only be detected through an MRI. In both instances, a ruptured implant will need to be replaced to ensure continued symmetry.
Other reasons to remove and replace implants include:
- Symmetry changes
- Capsular contracture
- Changes in personal desire
If your breast implants no longer produce a look you feel comfortable with, Dr. Harrell can remove your old implants and replace them with implants that are sized, shaped, and positioned in a more pleasing fashion. Replacement surgery often uses the same incisions, reducing additional scarring and helping ensure your continued comfort and satisfaction.
If you live in the Fort Lauderdale area of Florida and have questions about breast implants, please contact the Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Harrell today.