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The great thing about breast augmentation surgery in Richmond is that if your breast implants don’t rupture, they can last forever. Unlike the salad dressing in your fridge, they don’t have an expiration date, and breast implants don’t need to be maintained like hair dye or botox. However, if your implants are older and reaching their 10 year mark, the chances of having a ruptured breast implant are naturally higher than they are for the newer breast implant options on the market. It’s never a bad idea to check in with your surgeon every so often for the following reasons:

MRIs Recommended by the FDA

If you have silicone breast implants, you’re at risk for silent rupture, meaning you could have a ruptured breast implant for years and not know about it. That’s why the FDA recommends getting an MRI every 2-3 years to detect possible silent ruptures. Unfortunately, regular MRIs are usually not covered by insurance and can get expensive. That’s why checking in with your surgeon every now and then to see what other, safer options are on the market that don’t require regular MRIs (saline implants and the IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants) would be a good idea.

Your Implant Warranty is Expiring

The nice thing about getting a breast augmentation surgery in Richmond today is that all FDA-approved implants come with a lifetime warranty that covers replacement costs if you experience a ruptured breast implant. Often, what they don’t cover for life (capsular contracture, late forming seromas, and double capsule) expires 3-10 years after surgery. It’s smart to check in with your surgeon for signs of any of these issues regularly, especially as you get close to your warranty expiring.

New Technology Could be a Better Fit

The IDEAL IMPLANT is the latest in implant technology and offers women the natural look and feel of silicone gel with the peace of mind of only saline inside. This implant also comes with several protection plan options. Its innovative design is made to last a lifetime and its rupture rates are lower than any on the market. Even if you don’t currently have a ruptured breast implant, it’s never too late to switch out your implants for something newer that will last longer and give you more peace of mind.

Board certified Richmond plastic surgeon, Dr. Lynam, provides his patients with answers, a positive experience, and fantastic results. He is an IDEAL IMPLANT® Premier Network Surgeon due to his extensive experience working with this new breast implant technology. If you just want to check in or are ready to schedule a breast augmentation surgery in Richmond, call Dr. Lynam today at (804)-560-5260 for your no-obligation consultation!