Month: July 2016

Should You Replace Your Breast Implants After 10 Years?

Should You Replace Your Breast Implants After 10 Years?

Updated for 2018

One of the urban legends that surrounds breast implants is that they have to be replaced every 10 years. This myth likely developed from the fact that most implants have a manufacturer’s warranty for 10 years. So, how do these warranties work, and how do you know when you need to replace your breast implants?

A Deeper Look into Breast Implant Warranties

Breast implant manufacturers generally offer a 10-year warranty on their implants and will provide replacement implants free of charge if they fail during the warranty period. They also offer some financial assistance to be applied toward the additional cost of implant replacement, such as your plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists or operating room fees.


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