Technically speaking, breast implants have no expiration date. Modern advances in breast implant materials and technology have made them more reliable and long-lasting than ever. However, like any medical device, they cannot be expected to last a lifetime. Given enough time, breast implants will inevitably become worn out and deteriorate.
Last from 10 to 25 years
In most situations, breast implants will last from 10 to 25 years before they need to be replaced – and some may last even longer. It is wise to visit Dr. Kim every year after your breast augmentation to have your implants examined and ensure no ruptures have occurred.
The longevity of your implants will also depend on the type of breast implant you chose to have placed. For example, saline breast implants tend to rupture sooner, but they are also less likely to cause capsular contracture. Meanwhile, silicone breast implants are far less prone to rupture, but they do pose a higher risk of capsular contracture.
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