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.