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how long do breast implants last?

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    lanakrtolicaposted 8 years ago

    how long do breast implants last?

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    HoopBotposted 7 years ago

    Don't get them. That's my opinion. Hi there, name's HoopBot.

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    psinposted 3 years ago

    Hi, Breast Implants last 10+ years. The warranty is usually for 10 years; however, you don't need to change them right away,  Just visit your doc. every year, he might suggest a mammography to make sure all is well.

    I have a friend that has had the same silicone breast implants for 23 years already without any problems so far.

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      lanakrtolicaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I have mine for 18 years. Mine are saline water implants. I do routine mammograms and I really hope I will never need to change them. It was much easier to do it when you was younger, now I am not sure I am up to a surgery again.

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      psinposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Lana
      Try to keep them as long as you can, but when the time comes."Don't worry" implants replacement is a 20 minute surgery. the hard part is to create the pocket, so in your case it is a matter of pulling the old ones and inserting  news ones. smile

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      lanakrtolicaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      But it is still going under the knife with full anesthesia sad

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      psinposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Just local anesthesia smile, no pain.

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      lanakrtolicaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Why then not to do it now while I am still young and have them for another 20 years, and after them I might not even bother...
      Also, one doctor was telling me to switch from saline to silicone, since in his opinion it looks more natural.

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      psinposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, cohesive silicone is your best option. they feel more natural and don't loose volume over time,

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      lanakrtolicaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Isn't it more dangerous in case it leaks out? I was told I would have to do an expensive scan every year to make sure ther is no leakage.

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      psinposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Lana, this link will be of great help. It will answer many of the questions you have. Let me know if it works http://www.cohesiveimplants.com/types/

 
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