Do you have to have the implants replaced over the years ?
Reconstruction After Masectomy?
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Breast implants can last a very long time, typically for 10-15 years. Unless there is a problem with them, you should be fine. It is also good to have a yearly mammogram as well.
Implant longevity in reconstructions
are difficult to predict. With the newer cohesive gel implants, the concern about rupture are much less. As a prior poster said, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. If your breasts are natural in appearance, I personally do not worry if the shell cold be torn. According to what we know, there are no life-threatinging issues.
Breast reconstruction and implants
There is no specific life of an implant. I always say "if they ain't broke...then don't fix 'em!" Unless there is a problem leave them alone.
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Most implants last around 10-15 years
Breast implants will last forever and usually last 10-15 years. You will need to have yearly follow up exam post reconstruction.
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