When Should I Replace My Breast Implants?

When you made the decision to undergo breast augmentation, it’s only natural that you had plenty of questions about the process. What could you expect from the surgery? How long would recovery take? What would your breasts look like after the surgery? Now that you’ve had your implants for some time, there’s a new question that’s starting to itch in the back of your mind: “When should I replace my breast implants?” The first thing to be aware of is that all breast implants have the potential to leak. The more technology improves the more the quality of the implant improves, which helps reduce the instances of implants leaking. Still, if you’ve had implants for over ten years, even without any problems, it’s still a good idea to have them checked. It’s also important to know that women’s bodies change as they age. Gravity can cause havoc on your body whether you have breast implants or not. If you do have breast implants it’s fair to say that the original result from your procedure will change as your body ages. These patients may be candidates for a breast lift, which can be done with the same implants you already have, with new implants, or with the removal of the existing implants. This all depends on your lifestyle, your body, and your expectations. Another factor that might play a role in your breast implants’ shelf life is your weight. Significant weight gain or loss, at any age, changes the shape of your body and laxity of your skin. This change will inevitably affect how your breast, and implant, appears. Big weight fluctuations can also cause problems with your implants, such as rippling, so it’s important to be aware of any changes in your implants.

If any of these scenarios apply to you – or if you’ve had your breast implants for more than ten years - you should schedule an appointment with Frederic Corbin, MD, at one of his two offices in Beverly Hills, CA and Brea, CA (Orange County). As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Corbin has over three decades of experience providing patients with superior results and aesthetically pleasing outcomes. During your consultation, Dr. Corbin will ask you questions about your previous breast augmentation, and what risk factors you might have for a ruptured, leaking, or obsolete breast implant. Dr. Corbin will also show you the latest implant models, allowing you to experience how the implant feels. If you’re wondering if it’s time to replace your breast implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Fred Corbin in Beverly Hill, CA or Brea, CA (Orange County) today. You can reach Dr. Corbin’s offices in Beverly Hills at (323)284-8384, and Orange County at(714) 671-3033, or just fill out the form in the top right corner.

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