Breast Implant Procedure Specialist in Fairfax, VA
If you feel underconfident because of your breast size or you don’t find them attractive enough, get a breast implant procedure at Victoria Plastic Surgery Center. Meet our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Yongsook Victoria and decide what you want for yourself. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. Visit us today at 8503 Arlington Blvd #130 Fairfax, VA.
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The lifespan of breast implants can vary depending on the type of implant and the patient’s lifestyle. On average, breast implants last for about 10 to 15 years.
Saline breast implants, which are filled with sterile salt water, are known to last for about 10 to 12 years, but sometimes they can last longer. Silicone breast implants, on the other hand, have a longer lifespan and can last for about 15 to 20 years. It’s important to note that these are estimates based on averages, so some breast implants may last longer or shorter than this.
Keep in mind that breast implants are not lifetime devices and eventually, they will need to be replaced. Even if the implants appear to be intact, they may need to be removed or replaced. The early replacement may be needed due to capsular contracture, which is a condition in which the scar tissue forms and tightens around the implant, changes in breast shape, or for other reasons.
Currently, both saline and silicone breast implants have been deemed safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are available for use in breast augmentation and reconstruction surgery. Both types have been used for many years and have a long history of safety and effectiveness.
Saline breast implants are filled with sterile salt water, and if they rupture, the saline solution is safely absorbed by the body. Silicone breast implants are filled with silicone gel and are considered to have a more natural feel than saline implants. The gel is thicker than saline and is less likely to leak out of the implant in the event of a rupture.
Both types of implants have their advantages and disadvantages, and the best option for you will depend on your individual needs and preferences. It’s important to have a detailed consultation with your surgeon about the pros and cons of each type of implant to determine the right one for you.
A good candidate for breast implants is someone who is in good overall health and is looking to improve their breast size, shape, or symmetry. Breast augmentation is typically done for one or more of the following reasons:
• To increase breast size
• To improve breast symmetry
• To add breast volume, which is often decreased after pregnancy or weight loss
• To reconstruct the breast after a mastectomy
It’s important that you are physically and emotionally healthy, and can take time off work and other activities for recovery.
Breast augmentation may not be recommended for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, or for women who have a history of breast cancer or other breast disorders. Additionally, women with certain medical conditions such as heart problems or diabetes may not be good candidates for the surgery.
Breast implants can help to improve the size, shape, and symmetry of the breasts. However, as with any surgical procedure, some potential risks and benefits should be considered before making a decision. Cons of breast implants include:
• Risks include infection, bleeding, and anesthesia complications
• Implants will need to be replaced or removed at some point in the future
• Risk of capsular contracture, a condition in which the scar tissue that forms around the implant tightens and hardens
• Risk of implant rupture
• Breastfeeding may be affected
• Cost of procedure and recovery
The pros of breast implants include:
• Increased breast size and fullness
• Improved breast symmetry
• Restored breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss
• Improved self-esteem and body image
• Minimal maintenance
Regular follow-up visits with your plastic surgeon are recommended to monitor the condition of your breast implants. It’s essential to have a thorough consultation with your surgeon to weigh the benefits and risks of the surgery and to ensure you understand the long-term implications of the procedure. For more information, contact us today or book an appointment online. Visit us today at 8503 Arlington Blvd #130 Fairfax, VA. We serve clients from Fairfax VA, West Springfield VA, Vienna VA, Annandale VA, Burke VA, and surrounding areas.