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How can you maintain breast implants?

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Breast implants are not designed to last a lifetime. You may need to have the implants replaced if you have complications or if the size and shape of your breasts change over time. If you got silicone gel-filled implants, you’ll need an MRI scan 3 years after the surgery and then one about every couple of years to check for leaks. MRIs are not needed with saline-filled implants. If your implants rupture, you will need to have them removed or replaced.

SOURCES:  FDA: "Breast Implant Questions and Answers" and "FDA Breast Implant Consumer Handbook." 

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Breast Augmentation."  Nelson, R.  , 2006.  Wilkins, E.G. , June 2004.  American Cancer Society.  News release, FDA.



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SOURCES:  FDA: "Breast Implant Questions and Answers" and "FDA Breast Implant Consumer Handbook." 

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Breast Augmentation."  Nelson, R.  , 2006.  Wilkins, E.G. , June 2004.  American Cancer Society.  News release, FDA.



The Lancet OncologyWomen's Oncology Review

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 25, 2019

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