How long will my breast augmentation results last?
Under normal circumstances, breast implant results will be long-lasting; however, it’s important to know that breast implants will likely need to be replaced. There are many different types of implants, and implants are available in different sizes, shapes, and filler material. Talk with your surgeon about which implant is best for you, and how long your specific results are expected to last. For more information about implant types, see detailed procedure information. You’ll need to schedule routine follow-ups with your surgeon to determine the frequency for replacing your implants.
With breast augmentation using fat transfer, the results are long-lasting but you will lose some volume and may experience sagging over time. With either technique, your breasts will change due to:
- Weight gain or loss
- Hormonal factors
While results are individual to each patient, breast augmentation before and after photos can help you assess what a successful breast augmentation will look like.
What do I need to consider after my breast augmentation?
To achieve the most beautiful and safe outcome, it’s important you return to your aesthetic plastic surgeon's office for follow-up evaluations at prescribed times and whenever you notice any changes. Do not hesitate to contact your surgeon when you have any questions or concerns.
After a number of years, if you become less satisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you may choose to undergo a breast revision to exchange your implants, or a breast lift to restore a more youthful shape and contour.