It is a common misconception that breast implants will last forever. In fact, the average lifespan of a silicone implant is about ten years. This can vary depending on what type you have though, and it may be shorter if you decide to get an additional augmentation procedure done in the future! If you’re considering getting breast enlargement surgery done — make sure your surgeon knows how long their silicone implants usually last (typically five-ten years).
How to increase breast implant longevity
Many people are concerned about the longevity of their breast implants. It can be difficult to know when they need to get a replacement, but it is important that you take care of them as much as possible so that they will last for the long run. Here are four tips from an experienced plastic surgeon on how to increase your breast implant longevity:
1) Follow post-care instructions carefully
2) Avoid lifting heavy weights or doing any activity in which there is hard contact with your breasts (including sports), especially during recovery
3) Stay away from tanning beds and UV light treatments; this can cause damage to your skin and decrease the quality of your results
4) Keep up with self-exams every three months,