When it comes to judging the longevity of breast implants, there are multiple factors that come into play, such as the brand of the implant, the surgeon performing the procedure, and body shape. Some procedure results may be temporary whilst some others results might last for 10+ years. Breast enlargement surgery is one of the most common plastic surgeries in the world and has been for years – and so the quality of some breast implants is very high and are extremely well-made.
When electing to have breast enlargement surgery, it is key to understand how the implants might affect your body in situations such as motherhood and other bodily changes. Factors like these will determine whether you want to go for a short-term or long-term option.
Which Brand Of Breast Implant Should You Go For?
As we previously mentioned, one of the key factors in determining the quality of the results from your breast augmentation surgery can be the quality of the implants themselves. Usually, the more natural a breast implant looks, the more expensive it will be. As with a lot of things, with a lower price usually comes less of a guarantee of safety and longevity, so it’s important that you choose your brand of implant carefully. Some of the highest quality brands available include Nagor, Mentor, and Motiva. As well as this, there are two main kinds of breast implant available, and those are gel-filled or saline-filled, the choice of which will often be decided after a discussion with your surgeon at one of your first consultations.
So, How Long Do Implants Last?
The majority of breast enlargement surgeries are carried out with the intention of lasting a lifetime. However, some complications can cause the implants to change size, position, and volume. With time, your body can change, be it through pregnancy, weight gain/loss, or simply the process of aging. In addition to this, the longer an implant lasts, the greater the chances of it rupturing, which can cause a fair bit of discomfort.
Because of these complications, sometimes it is recommended that breast implants should be replaced, to be on the safe side. The majority of people, however, don’t need replacements and enjoy the results of their procedure.
How Do You Know If They Need Replacing?
There are certain symptoms of breast implant rupture, and they include: burning sensation, numbness, swelling, pain/tenderness, hard to the touch, and an uneven or changed appearance. However, not everyone experiences these symptoms, so there are other ways of confirming a rupture if you suspect it.
If your implants are saline-based, the fluid will leak out quickly, usually over the case of a few days, causing the breasts to look deflated or smaller. Silicone implant ruptures on the other hand can be seen through a medical scan known as an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).
So, to conclude, we highly recommend going for check-ups with your plastic surgeon every 3-5 years, to ensure your implants are in top condition and looking great!