Dr. Max spends a great deal of time talking with patients before they make the decision to actually move forward with the procedure. There are a lot of different questions, concerns, and issues that need to get sorted out. A primary concern that many of our patients have is what the lifespan is for breast implants. Women are often concerned that they will have to get their implants replaced in 10 years. However, the actual time that breast implants last can depend on a variety of factors. In this blog post we’ll look at how long patients can expect their implants to last. We’ll also discuss a few of the factors that can minimize the longevity of breast implants.
If you’re ready to move forward with breast augmentation or even if you’ve just started thinking about breast implants but are struggling to find reliable answers, make sure you call Dr. Max today at (817) 529-9199. We would thoroughly enjoy talking with you about your questions and concerns. We can also schedule a preliminary consultation for you to meet in-person with Dr. Max. If you’re curious about what kind of results our patients get, take a couple of minutes to check out our gallery of Before-and-After pictures. We also have a whole page of patient reviews so you can hear more of their stories about working with Dr. Max.
The Lifespace of Breast Implants
Patients often assume that their breast implants will only last 10 years. However, this is simply not the case. This myth may come from the manufacturer’s warranty on their implants. Usually, breast implant manufacturers will protect their products with a 10-year warranty. However, implants are designed to last a lifetime. The warranty simply means that if the implant breaks down or leaks during the first 10 years, that the manufacturer will replace it. In fact, according to the FDA, about 20% of women will have their implants replaced within the first 10 years. But the truth is that the majority of breast implants can last 10 to 20 years.
However, it is good to have realistic expectations about breast implants. Women can expect that they may need one or two more surgeries in their life if something happens to their implants. Ruptures, leaks, and capsular contracture are the most common reasons women need breast revision surgery.
Your Next Steps with Breast Implants
Women that just want to get some answers or who are ready to take the first step forward can simply call Dr. Max today at (817) 529-9199. Our friendly and highly-trained staff are always happy to talk with you and learn more about your unique case. The next step in the process is to get you into our offices for an in-person meeting with Dr. Max. During this meeting, you’ll get to discuss what you want your results to look like, what your goals are for the procedure, and also talk about your medical history. During this first visit, Dr. Max may also perform an examination as he begins creating your custom treatment plan. Our patients also find that trying on our implant sizing bra helps them get a better idea of the size and type of implant that they want.
Get in touch with us today to learn more and get started.