You may have heard the common myth that all breast implants need to be replaced at the ten-year mark. While this is not always the case and breast implants can last even longer than 10 years, it’s not a bad idea to check in with your plastic surgeon after this amount of time for a few reasons.
1. Make Sure Everything Is As It Should Be
A lot can happen in a decade, so you might want to schedule a 10-year reunion visit with your plastic surgeon just to make sure there aren’t any safety or medical concerns with your implants. While some implants may need to be replaced at this time, not all will. Your plastic surgeon can determine whether or not yours do.
2. Consider New Implant Options
If it’s been 10 years since your breast augmentation, there have been many exciting new advancements in breast implants since you chose yours. For this reason, you might want to choose a different implant type that may not have been available your first time around.
Gummy bear implants are a specific type of silicone implant designed to closely mimic the look and feel of natural breast tissue.
3. Consider Your Changing Needs
As we get older, our bodies change, and so do our wants and needs. Maybe you’d like to downsize your implants, or maybe you think you could benefit from a breast lift. If your goals have changed, talk with your plastic surgeon about your revision options.