When women are asked why they want to get breast enhancement surgery, many will reply that they want to feel more confident. However, once you have them, how can you be confident in the quality and lifespan of your implants?
Most women don’t know that implants may not last forever. While breast implants are widely accepted as safe, the FDA does not consider breast implants as “lifetime devices.”
On average, your implants will last more than a decade; however, there always exists the risk of rupture or displacement. How can you make sure you’re protected?
The first step is to practice proper maintenance. For example, we recommend you wear a support garment or surgical bra during recovery to prevent implants from dropping. Make sure to always follow post-operate recommendations from your doctors, as well as regular self-checks to moderate any changes that may occur. If you get silicone implants, the FDA recommends an MRI three years after surgery, then every two years after that. Alternatively, a widely more accepted practice is ultrasound, which is more economic and efficient. Even with proper maintenance ruptures, displacement, and sagging can still occur. Fortunately, most implant products offer comprehensive warranties. They are more than just insurance policies—they’re a commitment to your health and safety. You also have plenty of options, both for which implants you choose and their corresponding warranties. This may include the replacement of implants and often include costs to help cover additional surgery if needed. You can finally get the peace of mind you deserve. At ASI, we use Sientra implants and they have the most comprehensive and longest warranty of any breast implant manufacturer. With Sientra’s Platinum20 product replacement and Limited Warranty Program, we feel that we can provide our patients with confidence in their implants. This warranty provides a LIFETIME of free implant replacement for ruptures and 20-year coverage with $5,000 for uncovered fees and costs due to rupture. The Platinum20 also includes a 20-year warranty with free implant replacements for complications of capsular contracture and covers the first 2 years with $2,000 for uncovered fees and costs due to capsular contracture. If you want to learn more about Sientra’s warranty program, click here. We want to help you feel confident with your implants and that is why we partnered with Sientra. Don’t be afraid to call or email us with any questions. We are always willing to help.