Every patient in Beverly Hills who is considering breast implants has plenty of questions. One of the main questions revolves around the longevity of them. Patients can get a different answer no matter who they ask or what they read, which simply means the length of time before having to replace breast implants varies. In fact, many women don’t even need to replace their implants for the rest of their life. Lifestyle, body type, implant type and the surgeon who inserted the breast implants all play roles in determining how often patients have to replace them. Patients who work with Dr. Bruno won’t have to worry about replacing them for a very long time, and most likely will never have to replace them.
Average Time Between Breast Implant Replacement
The average plastic surgeon will tell Beverly Hills patients to expect to need to get breast implants replaced every 10-20 years. This is no guarantee, though. Patients could have an accident and damage the implants as soon as they walk out of the surgeon’s office and need replacements as a result. On the other hand, patients may not experience any complications and keep the breast implants for the rest of their life. Most of the time patients will just need a couple of follow-up appointments with Dr. Bruno every several years, but replacing the breast implants typically isn’t even a topic of discussion.
Reasons for Breast Implant Replacement
Breast implants typically need to be replaced if one ruptures or begins leaking. Regardless of whether silicone or saline implants were used, there’s no cause for concern if either of these occur. Of course, replacing them will be necessary due to cosmetic reasons, but patients in Beverly Hills can rest easy knowing they are in good hands with Dr. Bruno.
Another reason why breast implants are sometimes replaced is because a person’s body changes over time. They may lose weight or gain weight and need implants that look a little more proportional. Again, the reasons for replacing the implants in these situations are for cosmetic purposes rather than medical reasons.
Impact of Age on Breast Implants
Depending on when Beverly Hills patients received their breast implants, age could be a factor when deciding whether to replace them. A patient’s body shape may change, especially after a pregnancy, and cause them to want new implants. Plus, new technology is always going to evolve, so Dr. Bruno may be able to provide patients with even more natural breast implants several years down the road. While age impacts everyone differently, the implants themselves should remain intact even through bodily changes.
William Bruno Plastic Surgery understands that women in Beverly Hills will have plenty of questions about breast implants. We want you to feel comfortable and confident with your decision in getting them, so we will take as much time as needed to ensure all of your questions are answered. The reality is breast implants will last much longer than you think, so if you’ve considered getting them, there’s no better time than the present.
To learn more about the process, contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bruno.