When it comes to plastic surgery, breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures among women. There are a variety of options available when it comes to breast implants, such as saline, silicone, and textured implants. One of the most popular choices among women is silicone breast implants, due to their natural feel and appearance. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides silicone breast augmentation to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.
Silicone Breast Augmentation
Silicone breast implants are made of a silicone shell filled with either saline or silicone gel. The silicone shell is designed to be durable and stretchy, making it ideal for breast augmentation. The silicone gel inside the implant mimics the feel of natural breast tissue. This is why silicone implants are often the preferred choice among women who are looking for a more natural look and feel. Additionally, silicone implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so they can be tailored to the individual’s body type.
The Lifespan of Silicone Breast Implants
When it comes to the lifespan of silicone breast implants, there are a few factors to consider. First, the lifespan of the implants depends on the quality of the implant. High-quality implants typically last longer than lower-quality implants, so it’s important to research the brand and type of implant before making a decision.
In general, silicone breast implants are designed to last for 10 to 20 years. However, this is just an estimate and there is no guarantee that the implants will last this long. Additionally, the lifespan of the implants can vary depending on the individual’s lifestyle, health, and other factors.
It’s also important to note that the implant can break down over time. This is known as implant rupture and it can occur when the silicone shell is weakened due to wear and tear. When this happens, the implant may need to be replaced.
Recommended Replacement Times for Silicone Breast Implants
Although the lifespan of silicone breast implants can vary, there are some recommended replacement times that you should follow. The first recommendation is to replace the implants every 10 years. This is because the silicone shell can weaken over time and implant rupture can occur.
Additionally, it’s important to monitor your implants for any signs of rupture. If you notice any changes in the size or shape of the implant, it’s important to contact your surgeon immediately. Implant rupture can lead to health complications, so it’s important to get it checked out as soon as possible.
It’s also recommended to replace the implants if you experience any pain or discomfort. This can be a sign that the implant has ruptured or is beginning to break down. Your doctor can evaluate the implant and determine if it needs to be replaced.
Finally, it’s important to follow up with your surgeon regularly to ensure that the implants are in good condition. Your surgeon can evaluate the implants and determine if they need to be replaced.
Whether you’re considering getting silicone breast implants or you already have them, it’s important to understand their longevity and the recommended replacement times. Doing so will help ensure that your implants remain in good condition and you can enjoy their benefits for years to come.
If you have any questions about silicone breast implants and their longevity, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We are here to help answer any questions and ensure you get the best results from your breast augmentation procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryson Richards provides silicone breast augmentation to patients in Las Vegas, NV, and surrounding locations.
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