How Long Do Silicone Breast Implants Last?

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How Long Do Silicone Breast Implants Last?Patients may not be aware that their breast augmentation will eventually necessitate removal or replacement of their implants. However, silicone breast implants typically last between 10-20 years. To continue safely enjoying the results of breast augmentation, breast implants do need to be removed or replaced at some point of time. Vinings Surgery Center, led by reliable board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove, provides silicone breast augmentation to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding locations.

Deciding On Implants

Making a decision regarding the type of implants you desire is an important step in any cosmetic surgery procedure. You must carefully consider the size, shape, material, and placement of the implants to make sure they are the right fit for you. During your consultation, a physical assessment will be made by your surgeon and they will talk with you about what you would like to achieve. Some patients may decide to take pictures of the desired breasts they are looking for to give their surgeon an idea. Depending on the form and size that you are aiming for, the surgeon will then suggest the best implants to suit these requirements.

Breast Augmentation Procedure

An outpatient procedure that necessitates the use of general anesthesia is breast augmentation. Once sedation has been administered, your surgeon creates incisions that are carefully concealed either in the natural fold of the breasts, along the arm pit, or around the areola. Following this, implants of the patient’s choice are inserted either above or below the muscle in the chest. After the inserts have been placed, the incisions are closed to complete the procedure.

Is it Necessary to Switch Out My Implants?

Several explanations exist for why silicone implants should be removed or replaced, such as: Capsular Contracture: Scar tissue can form around the implants and cause hardening and/or pain in the breasts Rupture or rippling: The implants can break or start to ripple over time Age: As the years go by, breasts may sag and the implants may not look as they used to, necessitating a revision operation. For the sake of your health, it is advisable to have your breast implants taken out or changed if a rupture or capsular contracture happens. Ignoring the issue can lead to serious medical issues. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Colgrove provides silicone breast augmentation to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding locations.

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Vinings Surgery Center is taking patients from Greater Atlanta Georgia, Buckhead, Marietta, Roswell, Dunwoody and surrounding areas.

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