While breast implants do not come with an expiration date, they will also not last forever.

The lifespan of breast implants varies based on a number of individual factors, although many reports indicate that breast implants can last between 11 and 15 years without requiring replacement. Following your breast augmentation with Jacksonville, Florida, plastic surgeon Dr. Akit Desai, we will stay in touch regarding your condition and be happy to answer your questions should you have any concerns.

Although many women have reported maintaining healthy breast implants for upward of 20 years without complications or the need for revision, regular check-ups are recommended after you have undergone breast augmentation to monitor the position of the breast implants and ensure they remain intact.

At a certain point, the potential need for breast implant replacement increases. Revision procedures commonly focus on:

  • Changes related to aging that affect your breast implants, such as sagging breasts
  • Eventual rippling, wrinkling or folding of your breast implants, which occurs more frequently with saline breast implants
  • Breast implant rupture, which is more common with saline breast implants
  • Hardening of the breast or capsular contracture

If you live in the Jacksonville, Florida, area and would like to learn more about breast augmentation and breast implant options, please contact the Desai Center of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ankit Desai.

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