The breast enhancement with implants in Draper, UT continues to be the most popular plastic surgery procedure. Newer, improved implant options continue to enter the market with safer and more effective technology, but the question remains: What is the lifespan of breast implants? This is an important thing to consider when opting for a breast augmentation, so we will take a look at the future of your implants!
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Ruptures are rare but possible
Ruptures are becoming increasingly rare, no matter what type of implants you choose. In fact, there is a 90% chance your implants will still be intact after ten years! However, this is still something you’ll need to watch for after your implant placement. For saline implants, a rupture would result in an immediate deflation of the implant, and the saline solution could be safely absorbed by your body. The deflation would be noticeable, after which you should see your Draper plastic surgeon about a replacement. With silicone implants, a rupture is still possible, but the implant would keep its structure, often causing it to go unnoticed. For this reason, those who choose silicone implants will need an MRI every three years to check for any signs of leaking or ruptures.
Your implants age with you
Your breast implants can age differently depending on their size, shape, and texture. In some cases, the implants can harden or form what’s called a capsular contracture, the formation of scar tissue around the implant. Rippling, or the appearance of ridges, can also occur, requiring a removal and placement for fresh implants! This may also require a breast lift near Salt Lake City – due to sagging, aging skin, depending on your long-term goals.
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Your body and mind change with time
Like natural breasts, your augmented breast will continue to change with time and age. Your skin might become lax, resulting in sagging. Body weight changes or a shift in hormones can also affect the appearance of your breast. In these cases, you might decide to have a revision procedure or a lift to restore the youthful appearance of your breasts! Like your body, your mind can change too. You might decide one day that you want larger or smaller implants or no implants at all. In these cases, the implants can be replaced or removed completely.
To learn more about your breast implant options and their lifespan, contact our office. We can schedule your consultation with Dr. Howland to discuss your concerns.