Breast implants are not considered permanent, but they can last for decades. Most women enjoy their breast implants for ten to twenty years without any problems, and some may never need to replace their implants.
There’s no reason to replace breast implants if you don’t experience any problems with them. However, as breast implants get older, they do become more prone to issues such as rupture or displacement due to breast sagging.
If you’re interested in first time breast augmentation or if you want to replace your current breast implants, call Farris Plastic Surgery today at 214-363-1073 to schedule your complimentary consultation.
Reasons to Replace Breast Implants
There are a number of reasons why a woman may want or need to replace her breast implants. These include:
- Wanting to change the size or shape of the implants due to personal aesthetic preference changes
- Capsular contracture
- Breast implants have become displaced due to natural breast sagging over time
- Dissatisfaction with initial breast augmentation results
If your breasts have begun to sag significantly enough that your implants become displaced, you may want to consider a breast lift in addition to an implant exchange. A breast lift can help lift and reposition sagging breasts into a more youthful, perky shape.
When Do You Need to Replace Your Breast Implants?
The times when you should immediately replace your breast implants are:
- If your implants rupture
- If you develop capsular contracture
- If you develop other complications such as rippling or obvious implant placement deformities
If you have saline implants, you’ll immediately be able to tell when they rupture. The implant will deflate, along with your breast. If you have silicone implants, it can be harder to tell. Silicone implants can keep their shape even after a leak.
If you start to develop symptoms such as tenderness, swelling, or hard knots, get it checked out immediately. These could be signs of silicone breast implant rupture.
Capsular contracture occurs when the scar tissue surrounding your breast implant hardens. If you notice any unusual pain or hardness in your breast, contact Dr. Farris as soon as you can. The earlier we catch it, the easier it is to handle.
Cost of Breast Implant Replacement
Breast implant replacement surgery cost will vary depending on the complexity of your procedure. In addition, some breast implants come with warranties that may cover all or part of the cost of a replacement implant in the case of rupture or another complication directly related to the implant itself.
Most breast implant warranties do not cover the cost of the surgery, only the cost of the implant itself. Check with your breast implant manufacturer for the terms of your warranty, if available.
We offer plastic surgery financing plans to help cover the cost of breast revision surgery. Please feel free to ask about financing options during your consultation.
Schedule Your Breast Augmentation or Revision Consultation
Contact Farris Plastic Surgery today at 214-363-1073 to schedule your breast augmentation or breast implant revision consultation. We serve patients in the greater Dallas and Fort Worth areas of Texas.