How Long Do Breast Implants Last?

If you’re considering breast augmentation, you might be wondering, “How long do breast implants last?” Will you have to go through surgery only to have to repeat the process in ten years? That kind of short-lived procedure would be enough to give anyone pause.

Dr. Thomas Bartell, below-the-neck body recontouring specialist in Madison, Wisconsin, has a different answer. Dr. Bartell uses only saline breast implants for optimal patient safety and natural, long-lasting results. Read on to learn more about the kind of implants Dr. Bartell uses, why they are superior to silicone implants, and how long you can expect them to last. 

  • What are saline implants?
  • What are the benefits of saline implants?
  • How long do they last?

What are saline breast implants?

Saline breast implants are silicone shells that are placed in the body, then filled with a safe saline solution to the desired size. Dr. Thomas Bartell uses the Mentor brand of saline implants. 

What are the benefits of saline breast implants?

Dr. Bartell uses only saline implants for their superior-looking results and safety for patients. Because the implants are filled with saline, a rupture–which Dr. Bartell has never had in his career with the Mentor implants–would pose no health issue for the patient. Saline can be absorbed safely by the body, unlike silicone, which can cause health problems. 

Saline implants are also adjustable, so that Dr. Bartell can achieve just the right fullness and placement. The solution mimics the shape of a natural breast, forming a tear drop shape when a woman stands, and becoming round when she lies down, unlike silicone that retains its shape no matter what.

How long do breast implants last?

This is the best part: a lifetime! 

Since I only use saline implants, there is no reason that the implants will ever need to be replaced unless there is a problem. Saline implants are guaranteed by the manufacturer to last for your lifetime and most patients never have to do anything. While there always is a chance that additional surgery could be necessary, most patients experience no problems with their implants.” -Dr. Bartell

Dr. Bartell has never had a Mentor saline implant rupture in his whole career, not even after his patients have had mammograms. So if mammograms can’t burst the implants, you won’t be able to either.

About Dr. Thomas Bartell

Dr. Bartell has performed thousands of procedures and is the most experienced doctor in trans-axillary breast augmentation (scarless breast augmentation) in the Madison, Wisconsin area. He is a board-certified below-the-neck body recontouring specialist. Dr. Bartell is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a medical board accredited by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as well as the Wisconsin Society of Plastic Surgeons

Contact Dr. Bartell’s Office Today

If you are considering a breast augmentation, contact Dr. Bartell’s office today for a free, no-obligation consultation to see the kinds of results Dr. Bartell can achieve for you.

Dr. Bartell Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery

6418 Normandy Lane, Suite 210
MadisonWI 53719
United States (US)

Phone: (608) 271-0500
Fax: (608) 271-0502

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