How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

side view of young woman in white brassiere underwear put hand on chest Dr. Frank Ferraro of Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey is a skilled plastic surgeon who can educate women on breast augmentation procedures. Breast augmentation involves the placement of a breast implant to increase the size and volume of the breasts. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in America today and continues to be a common request from women with smaller breasts. Breast augmentation may also be part of breast reconstruction, adding implants for a woman after she has undergone a mastectomy. This can restore a feminine appearance following the removal of the natural breast, or breasts.

What Types of Breast Implants Are Available?

There are three primary types of common breast implants including:

  • Silicone
  • Saline
  • Gummy-bear

Talking with a professional at our practice about these options will help you decide which one is most appropriate for your unique goals.

How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

Generally, breast implants last between 10 to 15 years. However, this is not a guarantee. Some may need to be replaced sooner due to complications. This also depends on the type of implant and the way in which it was placed, which can also impact the length of time a breast implant can remain in place. These may include problems such as capsular contracture or implant rupture. You should undergo regular follow-up visits with your plastic surgeon, Dr. Frank Ferraro, to check on the breast implants and make sure they are functioning correctly. If you notice any changes in the breasts or the implants, this may also indicate an issue and require a medical evaluation. It is vital that you are aware of how your breast implants normally feel and voice any concerns with a doctor if changes occur. This will ultimately ensure your implants are safe.

Request Time To Speak to Dr. Frank Ferraro and His Team

If you have further questions about breast implants or want more information from your plastic surgeon at Plastic Surgery Specialists of New Jersey, call Dr. Frank Ferraro of Paramus, NJ, today at 201-664-8000 to request an appointment. The office is available to help men and women with breast, body, and facial procedures to achieve their aesthetic goals!

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