Are Breast Augmentation Results Permanent?

Plastic Surgeons serving Denver, Littleton, and Surrounding Areas in Colorado


Modern breast implants are durable and long-lasting. They’re made from strong, advanced materials and have been proven through extensive testing and real world experience. However, implants do not last forever, and Denver-area women who undergo a breast augmentation can expect to need replacement implants at some point in their lives.

When placed by our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons, implants are long-lasting and can survive for longer than you might think. Doctors used to talk about the so-called “10-year rule,” but that’s increasingly obsolete with today’s high-quality implants.

Still, implants will eventually need to be removed and replaced. Exactly how long is impossible to say, as every patient is different. A very small percentage of breast augmentation patients experience wear in the implant shell and need a replacement within 10 years.

You will need to arrange periodic check-ups for your implants to make sure their integrity remains intact. Imaging tests can determine how your implants are performing.

And if you experience any complications with your implants, such as hardening or shifting, contact us immediately to make an appointment. We’ll examine your implants and determine if changes need to be made.

If you live in the Denver, Colorado area and you’re considering breast augmentation, please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery today for a consultation.