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When Should I Replace Saline Breast Implants?

I had breast augmentation done fourteen years ago. Do the Saline Breast Implants get weak or leak after a certain amount of time? Do they become unsafe?

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When to replace breast implants

Thanks for your question - There's no specific expiration date on implants. On average people who get breast augmentation need an additional procedure every 10-15 years. This is a statistic that is based on all patients requiring additional surgery on the breast who have had breast augmentation. As always when applying statistics to individuals, your number may be different. You may never need an additional procedure. If you're not having problems with the implants just continue to enjoy them. I hope this helps.

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