Changing out old saline breast implants.*
When is it time to change ?
Many patients ask how often they have to change their breast implants. The question hinges on how much natural breast tissue the patient loses as she ages and what type of implants are present. As the breast ages, it loses some glandular mass. Usually this becomes noticeable around 10 years. Additionally, many older generation silicone gel implants had more liquid like gel within the implant. As the shell ages, the chances for shell fracture increases. Thus these implants ought to be changed after about 10 years as well.
* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.