Replacement of Breast Implants Every 10 Years – Fact or Fiction?

depositphotos_19072361_original-resizeThere is a long-running myth that breast implants must be replaced every 10 years. The reason for this is that some people believe that their breast augmentation will eventually need to be redone to maintain the correct shape and plumpness of this breasts. It’s a normal concern for patients because of how costly the surgery is in the first place. A lot of plastic surgeries are believed to need touch-ups in years to come to maintain a youthful looking appearance. This can ultimately cost patients more money in the long-run, which can be a hassle. Because of this assumption, many women are reluctant to get implants because they feel that they won’t be able to keep up with the costs, financially and physically, of replacement surgeries. So is the theory fact or fiction?

Why Breast Implants Can Last For A Long Time

In a word: fiction. There is no set time that you need to get breast augmentation surgery again after getting your implants. Some patients believe that you will have to get your breasts adjusted every ten years or even every five years. While there are no absolute guarantees when it comes to how long your implants will last,  if you choose the right surgeon, you can increase the lifespan of your breast implants so that you don’t need to keep getting surgeries. For instance, if you choose experienced Phoenix plastic surgeon, Dr. Meger, you can ensure the longevity of your breast implants for many years. Because he has done countless breast augmentations, you can be confident that your implants will not rupture or sag for a long time. It’s important to consider where you’re getting your plastic surgery done to make sure that the procedure goes smoothly and that you’re getting your money’s worth. Dr. Meger prioritizes quality and comfort with his Phoenix patients. If you choose a plastic surgeon that is less experienced and qualified it’s likely that you may need replacement surgeries later on in life.

Does This Mean I Will Never Have to Get Replacements?

If you are in Phoenix and considering breast augmentation, you won’t have to panic about scheduling surgeries every few years. However, you should, for the safety and longevity of your implants, schedule regular appointments to check up on your implants and make sure everything is as it should be. Although replacements are not set every ten years, because they are implants, they will still have to be redone eventually. They can last for up to 10-20 years, depending on the implants themselves. If you notice sagging or something wrong with your implants after a couple of years, you should check in with your plastic surgeon. With Dr. Meger, he will gladly set you up with frequent appointments so that you can always make sure everything is perfectly fine with your new, curvy attributes! After all, we just want our Phoenix patients to have healthy, beautiful looking curves.

To ask us more questions about breast augmentation, please give us a call at 602-957-6000. We can’t wait to hear from you.

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