One of the beauties of modern breast implants is that they can be extremely long-lasting. But that doesn’t mean that checking in with your breast augmentation surgeon at some point down the road isn’t still a good idea. If you’re wondering when your breast implants might have to be replaced, take a look at this quick timeline and some key tips for discussing breast augmentation revision with your plastic surgeon.
Plan for a 10-Year Reunion
The general rule of thumb is to check back with your plastic surgeon at about the 10-year mark after your breast augmentation. There are a couple of reasons for this. The first is to make sure you’re still happy with your results. Pregnancy, fluctuations in weight and the natural aging process can all affect the appearance of your breast implants over the years.
Another reason for a 10-year check-in is to make sure that there aren’t any safety or quality issues with your implants. Although not all breast implants necessarily have to be replaced after 10 years, it’s helpful to check back every 10 years or so since they’re not lifetime devices.
Finally, even if you’re still happy with your breast augmentation results, you might want to see what new implant options are available to you now that may not have been 10 years ago.
The latest in breast augmentation trends is going for a smaller, natural look rather than dramatic, unbalanced implants.
What to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon about Breast Implant Revision
At your check-in appointment, be sure to ask your plastic surgeon questions like:
- Do my breast implants need to be replaced?
- Are there any safety concerns I should be aware of?
- What are the latest breast augmentation options?
- What can I expect during and after breast implant revision?
*This information is for education only and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.