If you’re considering undergoing breast augmentation surgery or you’ve recently had the surgery performed, you probably have a lot of questions on your mind about your implants. While implants are safer than ever before, you may be wondering what you can expect in terms of the longevity of your implants.
In other words, you’re probably thinking: “When should I replace my implants?”
The Typical Timeframe for Implant Replacement
While each patient has a different experience than others, it turns out that most implant manufacturers recommend replacing your implants every five to ten years. Today’s implants typically carry a warranty on them, which ensures that the implants will last that long (barring any injury or accident which could cause the implants to puncture and leak).
There are scenarios in which you might have to undergo implant replacement a little earlier than expected. For example, if your MRIs show that you’re developing significant scar tissue or your implant is leaking, you’ll need to undergo replacement surgery.
You Won’t Have to Go It Alone
Don’t worry, you won’t have to decide when you’re ready to replace your breast implants all on your own. In fact, your board certified plastic surgeon will work with you even before the procedure to help you understand what your timeframe might be, as well as schedule annual appointments to check in on your implants.
If your plastic surgeon decides that it’s time to replace your implants, you can opt to have the implants removed altogether, or removed and replaced with new implants.