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Do Breast Implants Last Forever?

With breast implants, you can achieve the fuller, more attractive breasts you’ve been longing for. If you’re interested in breast implants, you may be wondering whether they last forever. After all, you’re likely interested in the long-term rather than a short-term solution to better breasts. Let’s take a closer look at the two types of breast implants you can choose from and the longevity you can expect if you pursue breast augmentation surgery.

Types of Breast Implants

Dr. Gonyon offers saline and silicone implants. Saline implants feature a silicone shell and are filled with sterile saltwater. If they rupture, the salt water will absorb into your body and you can safely replace your implants. Saline implants are affordable and recommended for women who are at least 18 years of age.

Silicone implants are pre-filled with a cohesive gel and create a more natural appearance than saline implants. If they do rupture, however, you must receive an MRI imaging test to confirm the rupture. Silicone implants are specifically created for women who are 22 years of age or older. 

Consultations Available Now 

Take the first step.  Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for your personal situation by meeting with Dr. Gonyon at Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.

Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

The Longevity of Breast Implants

Over the years, breast implants have dramatically improved in quality. While there is no expiration date on them, they don’t last a lifetime. The good news, however, is that they’re long lasting. The average saline or silicone implants may last anywhere from 10 to 20 years. If you’d like to remove them sooner because of a complication or cosmetic concern, you may do so. 

Why You May Want to Remove or Replace Breast Implants

There may come a point where you’ll want to remove or replace breast implants because they bring you discomfort or no longer satisfy you. You might want your breasts to look larger or smaller than you did when you first received implants. If so, you can replace them.

In the rare event, you experience pain, numbness, swelling, or capsular contracture, you may need to remove or replace your implants. Sagging skin that often comes with aging may also warrant removal or replacement. 


Patient Reviews

*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Gonyon and his staff are amazing! From start to finish they are there every step of the way. He provides exceptional services and really makes you feel like an individual and your best self. I would, and have, recommend them over and over again!*

- R C

I had a great experience with Dr. Gonyon and his team. Dr. Gonyon always has time to answer all my questions and concerns. You can tell he really loves what he does. I am so happy with my results and would recommend Dr. Gonyon to everyone.*

- C J

Take the Next Step

If you have any questions about breast implants or are wondering if you’re a good candidate for it, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Gonyon Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery in Johnstown, COtoday. You can count on our team to help you make an informed decision. Call us at (970) 624-7979 or fill out our convenient online contact form

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