The Lifespan of Silicone Implants in Breast Aesthetics

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Dr. Koray Kır

Silicone implants are used in breast augmentation or lifting surgeries. Many people try to find answers to many questions regarding these silicone implants when deciding on breast aesthetics. Silicone implants are approved for health and are not harmful to the body. Of course, implants used by individuals who perform underground operations and identify themselves as aesthetic surgeons will not be reliable. On the other hand, those who decide on breast aesthetics are rightfully curious about the lifespan of silicone implants. At the same time, many people ask questions about whether these implants will burst spontaneously.

Often, it is said that silicone implants used in breast aesthetics need to be replaced within specific periods. However, the lifespan of the materials used for silicone implants is much longer than the human lifespan. Of course, there may be some situations where implants need to be replaced. Medical and aesthetic reasons may arise for the replacement of silicone implants.

Although silicone breast implants are made of materials compatible with the human body, these materials are foreign substances. Medically, the body may react to these silicone implants. If this reaction is severe, it can cause hardness and changes in appearance in the breasts. The solution to the problem, of course, requires the opening of the breast and replacing the implant.

One aesthetic reason for changing the breast implant is the formation of noticeable asymmetry, sagging, and deformities over time due to weight fluctuations. In such cases, changing the implant may be necessary.

Types of Implants

Today, there are two types of silicone implant shapes. One is the round implant, and the other is the teardrop implant. The teardrop implant is preferred by those who want their breasts to look natural while also growing and appearing firm. With teardrop implants, you can look as if you have never had breast aesthetics. Round implants, on the other hand, highlight the breasts more and make it evident that there has been an aesthetic change in the breasts.