Breast implants can last between ten and twenty years (or even longer), but they are not lifetime devices. Eventually, you may need to have the implants replaced. This is especially true if your implants were put in by an inexperienced surgeon, which may lead to issues.
There are a number of reasons to consider breast augmentation revision, including the following:
Patients may also want a breast surgery revision in order to move up to a larger size after living with their existing implants for several years. You can also use breast augmentation revision to move down a size. Either way, your plastic surgeon will work extensively with you during consultation, trying various sizers until you find the profile youre after.
Some patients may want to pair implant replacement with a breast lift. The heaviness of the breast implants, when coupled with natural forces of gravity, can cause the breasts to drop over long periods of time. A breast lift and new implants can revitalize your breasts and return them to a youthful place on the chest.
How do you know if you need a breast implant revision? If youre in any way unhappy with your post-operative appearance, you might want to schedule a consultation. If you have issues with your implants, such as bottoming out or shifting, revision may be necessary.