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- Breast implants must be replaced every 10 years.
Breast implants should only be replaced if complications arise, or if the patient decides to change the implant size or style. Many people have their implants for more than 10 years without any problems.
- Saline implants are safer than silicone.
Although saline implants used to be considered safer than silicone ones, today’s new generation of silicone implants are made of a cohesive gel that will not leak. All silicone and saline implants available in the U.S. have been thoroughly studied and approved by the FDA for safety.
- You can breastfeed after having breast implants.
Breast implants do not normally affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed. Most surgical approaches are compatible with breastfeeding, since they bypass the milk ducts and maintain nipple sensation. Furthermore, pregnancy and breastfeeding will not negatively affect your breast implants or cause them harm.