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Is breast surgery permanent?

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Although there are many questions that patients usually ask before venturing into plastic surgery, some of the most frequent are: how long do breast implants last? Is breast surgery permanent? And what types of implants are there?

Actually, each of these questions is important to help the patient make a better decision. This way, she can have a clearer idea about the types of breast surgery Tijuana that are usually performed, and the way her life can change after undergoing this type of procedure.

Who can use breast implants?

Breast implants are a good alternative for those who want to achieve a more aesthetic bust. Although breast implants were previously widely used as an aid for breast reconstruction after breast cancer removal, they are currently in great demand for aesthetic purposes aimed at modifying the size of their breasts, by people who are in good health.

What type of implants are used?

Over the years, breast implants have evolved to better adapt to the human body and provide a more realistic appearance. So today, breast implants are safe for patients, in addition to the fact that a wide variety of designs can be found according to the needs and weight of the client.

The most commonly used models are usually round or teardrop shaped, and can be filled with saline or silicone gel. The difference between these two models is that in the case of the saline solution, it is salty and sterilized water that does not cause any kind of irrigation in the body, in case the breast implant is injured or broken.

On the other hand, silicone gel has the advantage that it can create an effect more similar to that of natural breast tissue. In addition, its shape is usually kept the same and even if for some reason it is opened, the shape is still maintained.

Most brands tend to have different sizes and surfaces, to adapt more to the needs of the patient, because in some cases it is smooth and in others rugged.

How long does a breast implant last?

Most patients ask this question with the idea of getting a precise answer, but unfortunately it is not possible to talk about a specific expiration date. Although with technology we have been able to design more efficient and durable breast implants than the ones used in the past, there is still no exact answer.

The reason is mainly due to the fact that each body reacts differently to the same things, in one patient they may last a lifetime, while in another they may not. With the old implants it was commonly recommended to undergo surgery, approximately every 10 years or depending on the case every 15 years.

Even so, since breast implants have changed a lot thanks to technology, it is estimated that only about 50% of women will have to undergo another breast surgery. But this is something that depends a lot on whether with the passage of time there will be a breakage in any of the prostheses, which are usually caused by mechanical and chemical wear.

Another thing to take into account is that breast implants can have a very varied lifespan depending on the supplier. So in summary it can be said that, although there are permanent breast implants, a large part of them should be changed after 10 years.

Is breast surgery permanent?

Permanent implants depend on the type of procedure. If a breast reduction is performed, it will most likely not be necessary to undergo surgery again. In the same way, in some procedures to lift the breasts, it is not necessary to use implants or resort to surgery again.

In other cases such as breast reconstruction or breast augmentation, it may be necessary to perform this procedure again. Although the breast prosthesis is designed to last a lifetime, it is possible that it may break due to wear and tear.

Which tips are recommended?

If you have already made the decision to have breast surgery, it is necessary that you seek the help of a health professional. It has to be a certified plastic surgeon you can trust and will answer any kind of questions you may have about the procedure, or other aspects that have to do with the clinic.

Quit Smoking

Smoking not only damages your lungs, it can also be an impediment for your body to heal properly after surgery, resulting in greater risk. Therefore, regardless of the type of surgical procedure you are undergoing, it is always recommended not to smoke before and after surgery.

Attend your check-ups

It is of utmost importance that you have regular check-ups, in order to have adequate control after the procedure. In some cases there may be breast pain, capsular contracture or even a silent rupture, so it is necessary for the doctor to be aware of your progress.

Seek professional assistance

We mentioned it before, but it is necessary for any surgical procedure to be performed only by professionals. Therefore, in case you are looking for an expert who can help you, visit the clinic of Dr. Flores Valdivia, who is a plastic surgeon, member of the AMCPER (Mexican Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery).

Besides being certified by the Mexican Board of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery A.C., so you can be sure that at all times you will be attended by an expert. For us the most important thing is your health, so we support and guide you throughout this process.

At Dr. Flores Valdivia’s clinic we know that it is not always easy to make a decision, which is why we explain to you how each treatment works and which procedures are best suited to your needs.