Breast implants are and will continue to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available. By enhancing a woman’s breast size, shape, and texture, breast implants can transform your appearance almost instantly. Even if you are familiar with this type of surgery, there are a few things you may not be aware of. Read on to learn more.
They Have to Be Redone
Unfortunately, breast implants aren’t a permanent surgery and need to be redone every decade or so. According to a 2011 report released by the Food and Drug Administration, only 20% of breast implant patients have to get theirs redone after ten years. Whereas 80% of breast implants can wait longer than the ten-year mark.
Weight Loss Can Make Them Look Different
If you are planning on losing a lot of weight after you get a breast augmentation or if you are planning on becoming pregnant, it can impact the appearance of your implants— specifically the skin around them. For instance, if you have recently lost a lot of weight, the skin around your breasts will look a little stretched out and deflated.
They Require Regular Examinations
Another thing about breast implants that many people aren’t aware of is that they require regular examinations from one of our doctors here at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester. By conducting a physical examination and even an x-ray on some occasions, our doctors will be able to make sure your implants are still in good shape and that too much scar tissue hasn’t built up around them.
Although there is some upkeep involved with a breast augmentation, it’s a pretty straightforward procedure. To learn more about breast augmentation surgery or to schedule a consultation with our office, contact The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester today!