Maintaining Breast Implants: Lifespan, Time Impacts, Lifestyle

maintaining breast implants lifespan

There are a number of questions that many patients have about breast augmentation and the implants that will be used during this process, including both before and after the procedure. Within this latter realm, while much of the focus is naturally on post-surgery recovery, it’s also important think about certain longer-term areas of breast implant maintenance and care. 

At the offices of Steven Warnock MD, we’re happy to offer high-quality breast augmentation and breast reduction solutions to clients around Utah, plus full expertise on how to maintain breast implants well into the future after your surgery. Here are some of the basic areas to consider within this realm.

General Breast Implant Lifespan Expectations

One of the great things about modern breast implants is that they’re designed to last for many years and decades, if properly cared for. However, even though these devices are typically able to stand the test of time, there may be certain changes to your breast shape or body type over time that you’ll want to adjust for with a visit to Dr. Warnock.

Ideally, you should be able to enjoy your new implants for at least ten years without needing an additional procedure. However, if any changes occur in the meantime (such as a significant change in body weight), be sure to discuss it with Dr. Warnock so that you can get advice on how best to proceed and have a long-term plan in place.

How Time and Aging Will Impact Breast Implants

Down similar lines, it’s important to consider how the passage of time may affect your breast implants overall. For example, over time, you may find that you need a little more fullness or that your breasts have become slightly less perky than they once were.

This is normal and should not be taken as an indication of a problem with the implant. Rather, with most implants, this will simply come down to the natural process of aging and the way that your body changes as time goes on. If you find yourself in this situation, Dr. Warnock can help you discuss your options for adjusting or maintaining existing breast implants to ensure they continue looking right for you over time.

The Importance of Healthier Lifestyle Choices

Of course, in addition to the many other benefits that come with a healthy lifestyle, making choices like this will help you maintain your breast implants as well. For example, even if you don’t smoke or drink excessively now, doing so can quickly cause damage to all of your internal organs and tissues over time – including those within your breasts. 

Be sure to talk with Dr. Warnock about these lifestyle choices and your overall breast implant care plan, so that you can make healthier decisions day after day moving forward. And don’t forget – if you’re ever experiencing any concerns or discomfort related to your implants, be sure to consult with an expert like Dr. Warnock for assistance.

In part two of our series, we’ll go over some additional concepts to consider here. For more on this, or to learn about any of our quality plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery procedures, contact our team at the offices of Steven Warnock MD today.