Are you considering breast augmentation and wondering how long the results will last? This question often comes up during the first consultations and it is quite normal.
Whether you are planning to have breast surgery with or without implants, it is important to know if you will need to return to the clinic in the future to repeat the procedure.
Here’s everything you need to know about how long the results of breast surgery can last.
The latest breast implants are designed to last a minimum of 10 years. During this time, the risk of rupture is minimal, thanks to the good quality and resistance of the models designed today in laboratories.
So, after a decade, if you wear prostheses, you will have to check the condition of the implants and replace them if necessary. Indeed, after a decade, the risk of rupture increases, so it is necessary to arrange consultation with a doctor in order to avoid the risk of complications.
It is also important to know that many laboratories throughout the world offer a 10-year guarantee on their products. If a problem occurs during this period, it is possible to request a free replacement of the prostheses.
If a replacement is scheduled, then the new implants will be placed in the same manner as the old ones. For example, if the old implants were placed behind the pectoral muscle, then the new implants will take the same position.
As explained above, the lifespan of breast implants is estimated at 10 years. After this time, and after your consultation with the surgeon, a replacement of the implants could be considered.
But before the 10-year mark, the most common reason for a patient to seek emergency implant replacement is rupture. However, there is no need to worry, as cases of implant rupture are very rare.
Other types of incidents that may lead the patient to seek emergency treatment include the formation of a shell, the presence of pain, a slight leakage of silicone gel, or the presence of inflammation.
These incidents are part of the risks of breast implant procedure, and as with any cosmetic surgery, the surgeon will talk to you about the possible complications and you should be fully aware of the possible risks before going on the operating table.
Another breast surgery procedure widely performed around the world is the breast lift. It is a procedure indicated for patients who need to remedy sagging breasts and reshape the breasts to give them a rejuvenated and firmer appearance.
Sagging breasts are a phenomenon that occurs for many reasons: aging, pregnancy, genetic factors…
Theoretically, the results of a breast lift are expected to last a lifetime. Therefore, if you decide to undergo this procedure, you will be able to enjoy firmer, more defined breasts for many years to come. But each patient is unique, and depending on her lifestyle, repeated weight gain and loss, the number of pregnancies she has after surgery, and other factors, the appearance of the breasts may change over time.
If your breasts have changed after a few years from your first procedure, you can return to the clinic for touch-up surgery to maintain the appearance of the breast as you desire.
Unlike breast augmentation with implants, there are no implants to be placed in the breast lift. Therefore, there are no possible complications due to silicone gel leakage or other problems, and surgical corrections can be done very simply.
In order to enjoy the results of a breast lift for as long as possible, there are a number of tips you can follow: first of all, make sure you wear the right bra every day.
Some patients wear the wrong size or don’t wear a bra at all, and this can affect the firmness of the breasts.
If you are involved in regular sports, it is important to wear a bra that is appropriate for that type of activity.
Next, you will need to pay attention to your lifestyle. if after your surgery you experience successive weight loss and regain, it will not only affect your health, but also the proper maintenance of your breasts.
You must therefore constantly monitor your weight so that your breasts can remain firm as long as possible.
If you are suffering from weight changes prior to having a breast lift, then you will need to reach your ideal weight before you consider going on the operating table. You will also need to do everything you can to keep that weight stable before scheduling your surgery.
Finally, to keep your breast lift results lasting for years to come, you will need to take care of your skin. Certainly, from a genetic standpoint, some patients are more advantaged than others, and they have firmer skin naturally. But there are a few things you can do to avoid damaging your skin’s elasticity, including avoiding too much sun exposure (the sun’s rays are known to degrade skin elasticity).
You can also opt for a diet rich in vitamins, which will allow you to have a more beautiful skin. Following your breast lift procedure, the surgeon will be able to give you a list of tips to follow in order to keep your breasts firm for as long as possible.
If after a few years of your operation you notice a relapse of your breast, we recommend that you make an appointment for a consultation with your surgeon. He or she will be able to evaluate the condition of your breasts and recommend what should be made to restore their youthfulness and firmness.