Why Do Breast Implants Need To Be Replaced? – Best Explained By Dr. Shilpi Bhadani, Plastic, And Aesthetic Surgeon
Breast augmentation is a very popular procedure in Plastic surgery worldwide. For women who face confidence issues due to the small size of their breasts, breast implants can change their life by giving them the desired body shape. It is a safe procedure, and that is the reason for its immense popularity with the women and surgeons alike. Breast augmentation with implants is a quick procedure that doesn’t entail a long recovery process.
As with any other surgical procedure, one should understand the process in detail so that one can make an informed choice. Breast augmentation with implants is a daycare procedure and takes a couple of hours. One can return home the same day of the surgery after spending some time in the hospital/clinic.
The breast implants incite a lot of enigma in the public and they feel that there is a mystery surrounding them. Breast implants are silicone shells that are filled with silicone gel. They give a natural result and feel almost like breast tissue once inserted in the breasts. They are strong implants that do not break easily and rupture is very rare.
The most fearful question in the minds of the women getting the implants done is “what if the implants rupture?” Well, the implants do not rupture easily and they can go on for a long time without causing any discomfort or issues in the well-being of the woman undergoing this procedure.
Almost All the women who choose breast implants for their breast augmentation process are happy about their decision. They feel more confident and positively change their life opting for this procedure. One important thing that they must know is the post-care involved after this procedure.
As it is said that every woman should have a routine breast examination done by a surgeon very year after the age of 40 years. It helps them know about any changes that may need medical attention. Routine self-breast examinations are the same for everyone with or without implants.
International recommendations about the change of breast implants are to change them in around 12-15 years even if they do not have any complications. This is because with time the shell of implants may become weak and it is safe to replace the implants before any complication arises. Many women are ill-informed about their procedure and believe that the implants are meant to last a lifetime.
The other reason for the change of breast implants earlier can be due to capsule problems that may arise in about 2-5% of cases. The capsule is a layer that the body forms around any implant that is inserted in the body. It’s the same with the breast implants too. This capsule in some women may get inflamed or may cause recurrent pain and it may also have a contracture. In these cases, the capsule may need to be taken out surgically and implant replacement becomes necessary.
It is wise to stay in touch with your plastic surgeon after getting your breast implants done so that you are aware of any changes that may be occurring which need medical attention. All the implants come with a registration number and patients are usually provided the card with the details.
Breast implant augmentation is a very popular procedure worldwide and as the implants are getting safer to use, it is gaining more popularity.