Some women who undergo breast augmentation don’t consider the possibility that they may need to replace them in the future.  If you are considering breast enhancement one of the questions you need to ask your plastic surgeon is – Will I ever need to replace my implants after breast augmentation?

Will you ever need to replace your implants after breast augmentation?
Breast implants are not expected to last a lifetime, so chances are you will have to replace them at some point. Breast implants typically last 10-15 years, but whether or not you need to replace them will depend on several factors.

Your implants will need to be replaced if:

  • They rupture. If the outer shell of the implant becomes weak it can break. When silicone implants rupture it is immediately noticeable, because the salt water leaks out, causing the breast to deflate. However, the rupture of a silicone implant is much harder to spot, because the gel remains in place, so the implant retains its original shape.
  • A complication such as capsular contracture arises. Capsular contracture is a condition in which scar tissue forms around the breast, causing it to become firm and hard.  The condition is sometimes very painful, and can distort the appearance of the breast.
  • You are unhappy with the size of your original breast implants. After breast augmentation some women are not comfortable with the appearance of their breasts. They may think that their breast look unnatural, and would therefore like to make the change to larger or smaller implants.

Clients in Schaumburg, IL can contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul C. Dillon, to learn more about replacing breast implants after breast augmentation.

Call 1-888-289-3781 to schedule a consultation.