An Answer to the Breast Implant Replacement Debate from We Know Beauty

Implants do sometimes need to be replaced, but not on any set schedule.

Oct 22, 2012, 16:10 ET from We Know Beauty

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Just start researching the matter online and you'll quickly see that there seems to be some mystery and confusion about whether or not breast implants – and possibly some other types of implants as well – need to be replaced regularly every ten years. The top plastic surgeons of We Know Beauty are here to provide an answer to this question which has been vexing both current and prospective implant recipients.

The answer, provided by some of the nation's best plastic surgeons  is a bit more complicated than you might expect. You see, while automotive brake pads or tires may come with specific manufacturer instructions about how often they need to be replaced, breast implants are actually not the same as  auto parts. The human body is, in fact, less predictable than a car, and the lifetime of implants varies greatly from woman to woman.  Numerous factors play into the lifetime of the implant that range from the quality of the implant to itself and how well the original doctor performed the procedure, to the general health of the woman involved.

Of course, as highly experienced board certified plastic surgeons, the six nationally respected doctors of We Know Beauty have performed numerous breast implants and breast implant replacements.  In general, however, breast implants are needed only when certain conditions apply. If the patient has pain in one of her breasts, for example, then a replacement may well be required. Similarly, sometimes one implant may feel noticeably harder than the other. This is a syndrome doctors call capsular contracture and replacing the implant is a solution that cosmetic surgeons frequently apply.  Obviously, if an implant appears to deflate, droop, or sag, then the patient will very likely want to have them replaced. Sometimes doctors also recommend changing older implants when they begin to feel noticeably different than they did when they were new.

Of course, whatever cosmetic procedures a woman has, she should take advantage of the finest medical expertise that she can find. The six outstanding plastic surgeons of We Know Beauty represent some of the top talent in the entire field of plastic surgery. Whether patients are interested in breast or buttock augmentation, rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation surgery, or any other cosmetic procedure, these are physicians of unparalleled knowledge and experience. With locations throughout greater Los Angeles and Southern California, the very best plastic surgeons are only a phone call or a computer click away.

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