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Anonymous asks:
With breast augmentation, is there a number of years after which it is likely that the breast implants will need to be replaced? Probably for saline ones, but how long do both types typically last?

On: 03/25/2014 10:36 pm

To doctors from: Minnesota

Category: Breasts

Answers

DrBrookeSeckel on 04/15/2014 08:02 am wrote:
There is some confusion about the need for replacement of breast implants at 10 years. The FDA states that about 23% of patients require a second operation in 10 years but that figure also included patients who had a second operation because they wanted larger implants not because of a problem.
Based on that study it would be logical to assume that 77% of patients did not require replacement at 10 years.
In my practice I have seen patients who have implants in for over 40 years without problems. You may read more at: http://www.bostonplasticsurgeryspecialists.com/services/breast-surgery/breast-augmentation/