How long does a prosthesis last?
There are different studies that have analyzed the risk of breakage. These studies have followed groups of women with breast implants who underwent magnetic resonance imaging to identify breaks. Although there are multiple studies with different results, we can conclude that seven years after the first intervention, between 5 and 11% of women with implants have a prosthetic break. This percentage increases over the years.
When should I do the review?
The international benchmark in this matter is the FDA (Food and Drugs Administration), which recommends the first revision three years after implantation and the following every two years. Most scientific societies of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery recommend following the FDA protocol. Regardless of whether we have followed those recommendations, we should never let more than ten years go by without conducting a review.