In a perfect world, breast implants would last for your entire life, but that’s unfortunately not the case. Although silicone breast implants can last a really long time, you will likely need to have them done every 10 to 15 years. So, how exactly can you tell whether or not you need to have yours redone?
It’s Been Over 10 Years Since Your Last Breast Implant
On average, silicone breast implants last over 10 years. Although some patients can get a longer life out of their implants than others, it’s usually not until at least after a decade that we encourage parents to come back in and get their breasts redone; that way you cut down on potential problems from happening and you get perkier breasts in the process.
You Have a Leak
One of the trickiest parts about silicone breast implants is that they can be really hard to detect. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that patients conduct regular self-exams and come in for checkups to make sure that their breasts are still intact. If you feel like your implants feel abnormal or if you haven’t had them check in a while, come into our office and Dr. Price will either examine them himself or order an MRI to make sure that there isn’t a leak.
Your Breast Plants Are Lopsided or Misshapen
Natural breasts usually aren’t symmetrical but implants should always be symmetrical. If you have noticed that your breasts are changing shape or if they seem a little bit lopsided, then this is a sign that you may have a leak or that your implant just needs to be redone.
If you are worried that it’s time to get your breasts redone, come into our office for an exam. To learn more about breast implants, contact our Guilford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.