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How Long Do Implants Last After Breast Augmentation?

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For those contemplating getting implants with a Breast Augmentation in New Jersey, it is natural to be curious about the results and how long they will last.

When it comes to breast implants, there is typically no set time frame in which they need to be replaced. Most implant companies recommend replacements approximately every 10 years. However, there are women that have had the same implants for up to 20 years as well. The general consensus on a broad time frame for their replacement is from 10 to 25 years.

The lifespan of breast implants, will vary on an individual basis depending on ruptures, scar contracture or volume changes over time. Implants received with a Breast Augmentation in New Jersey are generally very durable and can hold up to all types of physical activity. Patients with implants do not usually need to alter their lifestyle as a result, after the recovery period is over.

Although they are extremely durable, it is likely that they will need to be replaced at some point in a woman’s lifetime. Over time, and with wear and tear, it is possible that the implants will leak or rupture. Studies that have been conducted on breast implants, have found that over a 10-year period, saline implants tend to deflate by around 5 to 6 percent.

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If a saline implant ruptures, it is usually fairly obvious, as the breast will visibly deflate. However, this is typically harmless as the leaked saline is simply absorbed by the body. When it comes to silicone-based implants, on the other hand, it is often difficult to determine if they have ruptured. Therefore, it is recommended that women with this type of implant have an MRI every two to three years to ensure that they are still intact.

The most common reason breast implants are usually replaced is due to a desired change in size, deflation or rupture. Over time some patients may also experience rippling or wrinkling which often leads them to a replacement procedure.

If you are considering a Breast Augmentation in New Jersey, the best way to determine which implants are best for you, and how long they will last is to consult with a plastic surgeon. When choosing a plastic surgeon for this life changing procedure, it is important to do your research and ensure that they are board certified and specialize in the procedure you are interested in.

Although any breast implant with go through normal wear and tear and eventually need to be replaced, the best results for longevity depend on the skill and experience of the plastic surgeon. Dr. Gartner is a Double Board Certified plastic surgeon, specializing in Breast Augmentations in New Jersey. During an in-depth consultation, he walks patients through all the different options when it comes to breast implants along with their potential risks and complications.

When it comes to the surgery, he uses cutting edge, minimally invasive techniques which allow patients to enjoy they results they are looking for with a smoother and quicker recovery time.

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