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Will you need to replace your breast implants?

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Will you need to replace your breast implants?

After doing some online research, many women considering breast implants have the notion that they’ll need to replace their implants after 10 years. This is due in large part to a 2011 report by the Food and Drug Administration on the safety of silicone implants that noted one out of five patients needed a replacement or revision after 10 years.

A quick look at those numbers, however, should put your mind at ease rather than causing alarm. While one in five women may need another procedure, that means four in five, or 80%, still are enjoying the benefits of their implants 10 years after receiving them.

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And those additional procedures aren’t always due to deflation or a rupture of the implant, either — those are rare occurrences, affecting only about 3% of implants. Some revisions are even by choice, when women decide they want to change their size or have further refinement.

Below are a few of the reasons a follow-up procedure may be necessary after receiving breast implants. They’re important to keep in mind when you’re considering this surgery — but it’s also important to realize that your likelihood of lasting success is high, especially when you work with a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Tenley Lawton in Newport Beach.

  1. Rupture or deflation. Again, this is exceedingly rare in both saline and silicone implants. If it does occur, however, a revision will be necessary.
  2. Development of capsule contracture. If scar tissue forms around your breast, it can harden and change position and/or shape. In these instances, another procedure to replace implants can alleviate the issue.
  3. Dissatisfaction with initial results, or a desired change in breast size. Dr. Lawton has worked with numerous patients who were unhappy with their previous surgeon, as well as women who decided a change in breast size was in order well after their initial procedure.


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

We want our patients to be comfortable and confident in the decisions they make regarding surgery. It’s a good idea to research the procedure you’re considering, of course — but it’s just as important to choose a surgeon you trust. Contact Dr. Lawton today for a consultation with no pressure, and as much education as you need to make the choice that’s right for you.


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