Breast Implants: What Do You Need To Know?

If you are considering breast implants, have received the procedure previously or just wish to learn more about the process and what it involves, you’ll find out everything you need to know in this complete guide. Below we’ll answer all of your questions and give you the facts you need to know about this cosmetic procedure.


Are breast implants permanent?

Although they last a very long time, breast implants aren’t permanent. That means, despite common misconception, they don’t last a lifetime. Breast implants last anywhere from 10 to 20 years before they require replacing. This gives you the option of changing anything you don’t like at the end of their lifespan or completely removing your implants which is a possibility if you wish so.


How long do breast implants last?

The procedure itself can take as little as an hour to perform by a cosmetic surgeon. The implants themselves can last up to 20 years before they need to be replaced. This time frame depends on a number of factors. Contact us today for more information.


How heavy are my breast implants?

Breast implants are measured in cc’s. Your implants may be 100 cc or 500 cc and the number of cc’s is equivalent to the weight of the implant in grams. Calculating the weight is simple. A 200 cc breast implant will roughly weigh 200 grams (0.2 kg), and a 350 cc implant will weigh 350 grams (0.35kg). 


Can a woman who has breast implants breastfeed?

Yes, it is possible for women with breast implants to breastfeed. Although, it isn’t guaranteed as it depends on the type of surgery you’ve had as well as the size and placement of implants. The best type of incision to retain the ability to breastfeed is under the fold of the breast or through the armpit. If this is a concern to you, please discuss it with us further.


All cosmetic surgery requires a lot of thought and we will help to educate you on all the various aspects and tell you exactly what to expect with your cosmetic surgery holiday as well as the procedure and rehabilitation period. We work to minimise risks and make your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Get in touch with us today to find out more and start your journey towards your best self.

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