How long can I expect my breast implants to last and what happens when they wear out?
The Implants of today are not “your grandmother’s implant” of yesterday. In many cases, it is the 6th generation of improved development. They are much less likely to wear out, rupture, or cause complications requiring removal. That being said, the most common cause of implant exchange (which takes not much more than 30 minutes) is the desire to move to a different size implant. Other causes for exchange include implant rupture, infection and capsule around the implant, but they are much less likely to occur.