Women who are considering breast implants are often concerned about how often they will have to get them replaced. A common perception is that breast implants need to be changed every 10 years. However, this is just a myth, and there is no rule that requires replacement at regular intervals.
In fact, as long as there are no problems with the implants, there is no medical reason to get them removed or replaced. Most women will find that their implants will last them a lifetime.
However there are two specific reasons that may cause a woman to decide to replace her implants.
On occasion, some patients may experience a ruptured or leaking implant, although this is increasingly rare. Although there is no medical risk that comes as a result of this, the appearance of the implant will change, which often prompts women to undergo surgery to replace the implant.
2. Body Changes
Implants, just like natural breasts, will change as you age. Over time, the appearance of the breasts may change because of the following factors:
Because of the effects these factors have on the implants cosmetically, some women choose to have the implants replaced. However, it is important to remember that implants used today are designed to last a lifetime and generally won’t require replacing.