Unfortunately, not all women who get breast implants only have to do it once. In fact, most people will have to get their breast redone at some point or another. On average, women with breast implants will have to have them done every 10-20 years. But with a ten-year gap in between those numbers, how will you be able to know when it’s time to get them done? Read on to learn more about symptoms and signs that you should be looking for.
They Have Deflated or Ruptured
The biggest reason that you will have to get your breast redone is if one of your implants has started to deflate or rupture. If you have saline implants, the deflation will be fast and visible. However, if you have silicone implants, the rupturing of the implant will take longer, and you may not notice it for a few weeks. Luckily, both saline and silicone will be easily absorbed by your body, so you won’t have to worry about any damaging side-effects. To make sure that your implant has in fact deflated, we will do an ultrasound on your breasts when you come into our office. If it is determined that it has deflated, we will remove the old ones and put in new ones.
They Are Saggier
No matter how new your breasts are, there is no way to turn off the tolling effects of age— meaning that your breasts are going to start sagging at one point or another. And because sagging implants aren’t a look that most people like to go for, getting your implants removed and then having a combination of both an augmentation and a lift can be performed.
You Want Different Sized Breasts
The older you get, the more likely your taste is going to change. As such, the size of breasts you wanted in your thirties will likely be different than the size you want in your forties. Whether you want to go larger or smaller, our surgeons can get you the size of implant that you want for the stage of life you are in.
If you have breast implants and aren’t sure when or if you need to have them redone, the above tips may be helpful. To learn more about breast implants or to schedule a consultation, contact UMass Memorial Medical Group today!