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Are breast implants guaranteed?

Published on October 21, 2014 at 14:42 / Updated on October 11, 2019 at 15:09

We all know that nothing lasts forever, and breast implants are certainly no exception to this rule. Eventually, they are all likely to require “maintenance” procedures and additional surgeries.

Health Canada must approve all breast implants before they are made available on the Canadian market. However, this seal of approval does not signify there are no risks involved with breast implants. Two types of breast implants are currently offered to consumers in Canada. The first is filled with a saline solution, and the second is filled with a silicone gel.

Women who are contemplating breast enhancement surgery must be conscious and aware of the consequences that are involved in the “maintenance” of their breasts, as these will affect their health and long-term finances. Regardless of why a woman chooses to undergo this procedure, all breast implants will likely have to be removed or replaced at some point in the future. In addition, complications could arise from the surgery, which could very well lead to an additional operation.

Even though surgeons are unable to agree on the longevity of breast implants, it seems quite reasonable to estimate they likely last ten to fifteen years. Furthermore, according to the results of a clinical study conducted by a breast implant manufacturer, around one third of the women had to undergo a second surgery within four to five years of the initial procedure…

Breast implants deteriorate with time. Before opting for cosmetic surgery, it is essential you understand these implants will have to be replaced or removed in the not so distant future. Take the time to have a serious discussion with your surgeon. It is important you understand the advantages, as well as the short-term and long-term risks involved in breast enhancement surgery

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