Today’s breast implants are more durable than ever before, but they are still not invincible. Although breast implants have no expiration date, they will eventually deteriorate over time, like all medical devices. On average, you can expect your breast implants to last anywhere between 10 to 25 years, although it is possible that they may last even longer.
Two main factors will affect the longevity of your breast implants: the type you have, and the skill of the plastic surgeon who placed them. For example, saline implants are less likely to cause problems like capsular contracture, but they are also less durable than silicone implants and more prone to rupture. Silicone breast implants usually last longer than saline, but they also come with a higher risk of capsular contracture.
However, the majority of problems with breast implants can be traced back to the breast surgeon responsible for placing them. The importance of choosing an experienced Knoxville breast surgeon cannot be overstated. A good surgeon who is familiar with the benefits and drawbacks of each implant type will know how to minimize problems during the surgical process. By making sure saline implants are not overfilled, your surgeon can reduce the risk of rupture. By carefully placing silicone breast implants according to meticulous standards, your risk of capsular contracture can be reduced.
Dr. Kleto uses advanced techniques to ensure your breast implants are placed with care, precision, and concern for their longevity. He is committed to providing you with results that are not only beautiful and satisfying, but will last for many years to come.
If you have further questions about breast implants, please contact Dean Kleto, M.D. or call (877) 907-0747 today to schedule an initial consultation with our experienced Knoxville breast surgeon. We serve patients in Sevierville, Knoxville, and throughout Knox County, Tennessee.