by Dr. Cooper
1. How often should I have my breast implants replaced? There is a common misconception out there that breast implants need to be replaced every ten years. Breast implants can stay in place for many years, and I have seen women who have had implants for 30 years and more, and they are doing just fine. Implants only need to be replaced if you have an issue such as capsular contracture or leak.
2. Will breast augmentation affect my ability to breast feed if I have children? No. Most women who undergo breast augmentation will have no difficulties breastfeeding. One must remember though that a percentage of women who do not have implants are unable to breast feed for various reasons. The most common technique I use for breast augmentation is placing the implant under the pectoralis muscle, in the dual plane position, and I access this through an incision under the breast. Therefore, the nipple and areola are not touched, and your native breast tissue preserved. Thus, breast feeding won’t be affected.