What is the Lifespan of Breast Implants?

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As one of the most life-changing cosmetic procedures, it is no wonder that breast rejuvenation surgery with breast implants continues to be one of the most popular procedures each year. Whether your breasts have changed with pregnancy or age, or you have naturally small breasts, there are several different reasons why patients consider this cosmetic surgery. With breast implants, patients can reshape their breasts to create a fuller appearance. However, breast implant devices do not last forever. If you are considering breast augmentation surgery, read on to learn more from renowned board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgical specialist Dr. Omar Ahmed and the expert team at Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA.

Why do you want breast augmentation surgery?

For patients in the Pasadena, CA area, it is a great time to consider breast augmentation surgery. With advances in surgical techniques, gentler forms of general anesthesia, and various breast implant devices available to suit each person, breast augmentation produces natural-looking, beautiful results. Here are other reasons why women choose this popular body contouring procedure:

  • Create a more balanced, proportionate, or "hourglass" body type
  • Improve shape and size of the breasts after significant weight loss
  • Achieve breast symmetry, if one breast is smaller than the other
  • Feel more attractive, sexier, and confident
  • Restore volume and shape to breasts due to age or pregnancy
  • Restorative surgery after a mastectomy

When should you have breast implants replaced?

Breast augmentation surgery remains the most popular cosmetic procedure performed throughout this country every year. Currently, the FDA recommends patients replace their breast implants every ten years. However, the real reason why breast implants tend to be replaced every 10 – 15 years is due to breast tissue. Pregnancy, fluctuating weight, and the natural aging process can all affect the projection and size of the breast, even with implants. Breast implant replacement surgery may be able to address any changes in appearance. If a patient experiences no complications after breast augmentation surgery, they typically opt to replace them a decade or more later for a different size or implant type, or to incorporate a breast lift procedure to tighten saggy breast tissue.

What is breast revision surgery?

In some cases, breast revision surgery is necessary. After your initial breast augmentation, keep an eye out for symptoms that may mean your breast implants need to be replaced, such as painful discomfort, tenderness, asymmetrical appearance, or popped breast implant. However, today's breast implants are engineered to last longer and be more durable. Whether a revision is needed to update older implants, fix a previous breast augmentation issue, or incorporate a breast lift procedure, or another reason, finding a qualified, skilled surgeon in the Pasadena, CA area is critical.

Do you need breast rejuvenation help in Pasadena, CA?

Breast implant replacement surgery can help change your implant shape, switch to silicone, or replace older implants to have beautiful results. When considering breast revision or breast replacement surgery, it is imperative to consult with a qualified, experienced surgeon to evaluate your current situation. Dr. Ahmed takes the "patient-first" approach with every procedure. He will listen to cosmetic goals during a consultation, assess your breast tissue, and determine the right solution for your breast implant replacement surgery. To learn more, call the knowledgeable team at Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA to schedule a one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgical specialist Dr. Omar Ahmed today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.