How Long Do Breast Implants Last? - David Reath Knoxville Plastic Surgeon

Uploaded by LisaReath on 01.09.2010

Hi. I'm Dr. David Reath. I'm here to talk with you today about our Truth-O-Meter Tuesday
question. We're doing things a little differently this
week because--I'm actually filming this on Tuesday, Tuesday afternoon--because tomorrow,
Wednesday, when I normally film this, I'm going to be at a meeting in Chicago.
But Theresa, my patient care coordinator, will film the second part of this and she'll
announce the winner tomorrow. Now our question was, "Silicone breast implants--or
any breast implant--hs to be replaced every ten years.
And the answer to that is actually false. Breast implants, saline or silicone, are probably
going to last much longer than that. Silicone implants such as these will probably
last at least 20-25 years, possibly longer. And saline implants almost as long.
And as long as the implant's doing well you don't need to have it replaced.
As they say, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
In fact, the most common reason we see someone replace an implant is to change the size.
So if you're worried that your implants are going to wear out in 10 years and you're going
to have to have them replaced... not to worry. Most--by and large--are going to last much
longer. So now I'm going to turn it over to Theresa
Wyatt to announce the winner of this week's price, the $100 gift card, and here's Theresa.
Rachel Burnette, you are the big winner this week.
So you can come by the office anytime and pick up your $100 gift card.