Are These the World's Oldest Breast Implants?
Makenzie on 15 Jun 2012 at 11:30am
If you've ever believed the myth that breast implants must be replaced every 10 years, take a look at these photos.
This 81-year-old RealSelf community member has had the same silicone gel breast implants for 55 years. She got them in Okinawa, Japan in 1957 -- 5 years before the first implants were placed in the United States.
She says in 55 years she's never experienced any issues with her implants. This lady busted another myth, too -- she breast-fed three kids just a few years after her augmentation.
At the time she paid $300 -- according to RealSelf reviewers the average cost of implants in the US today is $6,000.
She adds: "For being 81 and the implants being 60 years old, I think they look pretty good." (So do we!)
Read more in Q&As with board-certified plastic surgeons:
- How long do breast implants last?
- What is the average "life" of a breast implant?
- Breast feeding with breast implants - possible?