The answer to this commonly asked question is: No
While it is unrealistic to expect that breast implants will last forever, in the absence of a problem, ROUTINE implant replacement every 10 years is neither necessary nor justified.
Accordingly, we strongly believe that there is no justification in subjecting every woman to the repeat costs, inconvenience and risks of repeat surgery every 10 years in the absence of any problem.
Therefore, rather than replace every implant after 10 years, a more logical approach is for patients to check the integrity of their implants with a simple Breast Ultrasound every 18 months to 2 years. If the Ultrasound ever suggests a possible rupture, and it is confirmed by MRI Examination, replacement is then certainly indicated and justified.
Yes. However, this does vary with each brand of implant and the reason(s) for its replacement.