Are Breast Augmentation Results Permanent?

Maryland Plastic Surgeon serving Washington DC, & Virginia including Alexandria and Fairfax.


A Maryland woman enjoys the results of breast augmentation Breast augmentation has improved the self-confidence of many Maryland women by increasing their breast size and correcting asymmetry. While many believe that that breast implants last forever, the truth is that despite their strength and durability, modern implants are not expected to last a lifetime.

The American Society of Plastic surgeons has stated that if you have undergone a breast augmentation procedure, you will likely require implant replacement or removal at some point over the course of your life. When placed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Chiaramonte, implants can endure longer than you might expect. 

In the past, doctors would refer to a so-called “10-year rule”, but that antiquated notion is becoming obsolete. Anymore, only a very minute percentage of breast augmentation patients require a replacement shell due to wear within ten years. Some implants have been reported to last as long as 30 years.

No one can predict exactly how long breast implants will last because there are so many factors involved, such as aging, asymmetry or a change in lifestyle. Some patients simply grow displeased with the size of their breasts and want a change that reflects their new cosmetic preference.

It’s quickly apparent when a saline implant has leaked because the breast becomes noticeably smaller as the saline solution is absorbed naturally into the body. Gummy bear implants are designed to retain their shape when damaged and eliminate the risk of silicone leakage.

 It is recommended that you arrange periodic implant check-ups, to ensure their continued integrity. If you experience any complications, you should contact us immediately to make an appointment.

If you are considering enhancing your appearance and confidence with breast augmentation in Maryland, contact Bella Cosmetic Surgery today online or at (301) 567-6767 to schedule your initial consultation. We proudly serve patients from Alexandria and Fairfax, Virginia, as well as Washington D.C.