In all of these instances the breast reconstruction technique may need to be revised over time. Implant based reconstruction can become uncomfortable due to capsular contracture, changes in weight and associated chest and should issues from tightness from the surgery itself or other treatments such as radiation therapy. Skin and fat continue to age so these may need to be adjusted over time as well.
I had breast reconstruction after a double mascetomy 13 years ago, when should I have them replaced?
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Breast reconstruction after mastectomy, double mastectomy or nipple sparing mastectomy
Thanks for your question. If you are happy with your implants and there have been no problems, there is no need to have them replaced. If over time you have become unhappy with how they look (no longer even and can't fit comfortably in your clothes) then you may want to consider surgery to make things more even . That may involve just tightening the skin around the implants or it may also include changing the implants as well.
Hope that info helps.