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Longevity of Breast Implants

Breast Implant Longevity - Matthew Malamet, MDThere have been mixed reviews in the past about how long breast implants last, if they expire inside your body, and whether or not they need to be replaced after a certain amount of time. Implant manufacturers, plastic surgeons in Encino, and across the globe have finally put this debate to rest after many surgical advances.

Years ago, it was not uncommon for surgeons to recommend replacing your breast implants after ten or fifteen years. With the evolution of a more cohesive gel (gummy bear implant), it is no longer recommended that you replace your breast implants after any specific amount of time. Rather, plastic surgeons recommend you only replace your implants if you have encountered any problems or difficulties with your breast implants.

In the exceedingly rare instance that your breast implant fails, the likeliest fault is that the breast implant shell is compromised, causing the contents of the implant to leak. If you have saline breast implants, you will know right away if your implant has ruptured because when it leaks its contents are quickly absorbed by the body and your breast will look deflated almost instantly. Gel breast implant leaks are much harder to detect because the silicone gel is inert to the body, and therefore will not be absorbed, leaving the appearance of the breast relatively identical to how it looked pre-rupture. The likelihood of either form of breast implant rupturing is about the same.

Now that you know there is no reason to be concerned about the longevity of your breast implants, please call the office of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Matthew Malamet, MD today to schedule a consultation for your breast implants. Feel free to read his reviews and you will see that Encino breast implant patients have been extremely pleased with their results!