Do breast implants last? Silicone Mentor® MemoryGel breast implants do not have an “expiration” date or specific time frame for replacement. However, some women may choose to have their implants changed every 10-15 years for various reasons such as size preferences, body changes, or advancements in breast implant technology.

What are the risks of having silicone memory gel breast implants?

Silicone breast implants have a low risk of spontaneous rupture, but the risk could slightly increase for each year the implants are in. If your implants are not causing any problems and you are happy with your results, there is typically no need for a breast implant replacement.

Do silicone memory gel breast implants degrade or break down inside the body?

No, the silicone breast implants are made of an inert substance that remains molecularly stable inside the body. Not only do they feel and look like the natural breast tissue, they do not degrade, break down and have a long lasting life.

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Why do breast implants last to some women but choose to have their silicone memory gel breast implants replaced?

Women may opt for implant replacement due to various reasons, including a desire for a larger size, changes in their body due to weight fluctuations or pregnancy, evolving preferences, or the availability of new types of implants. However, it is important to note that most women do not have to change their implants unless there is a specific problem with their existing implants or they are dissatisfaction with the results.

How do I know if I need to replace my implants?

It may be necessary to change your implants if you have ruptured implants, capsular contracture (hardening of the breast tissue around the implant), implant displacement (when your implant moves from the original position), or implant deflation.

If you have any questions about whether your implants need to be replaced, contact the best breast augmentation surgeons at Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics for a consultation today.

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