The Longevity Of Breast Implants
There are a lot of questions to ask when considering a breast augmentation:
- “How long do breast implants last?”
- “Will I need to replace my implants?”
- “How often do breast implants leak?”
- “How will my breast implants look when I’m older?”
These are all important questions to ask, and we highly suggest you ask your cosmetic surgeon before making your decision. The answer in short to all of these question is: it depends!
The longevity of breast implants depend on the patient’s body and lifestyle as well as the surgeon’s technique and type of implant. Dr. Duboys has been performing breast augmentation for over 30 years to the women in the Long Island, NY area . We’ve compiled some advice for patients deciding on breast implants.
Will I Need To Replace My Breast Implants?
The idea that breast implants will need to be replaced ever few years is a myth, and it keeps many women from choosing to undergo the procedure. Breast implants last longer than you think, which means there is no reason to plan on having major surgery every few years for as long as you wish to have breast implants.
The most important thing to remember about implants is that you have them, and that you will probably require one or two “follow-up” surgeries during your lifetime. There is no guaranteed “lifespan” of breast implants, however, many surgeons will agree that women will need their breast implants replaced within 10 years of the initial surgery. Typically, saline implants have a 10%/year failure rate while silicone implants should last twice as long!
What Happens to Breast Implants As You Age?
The most common reason why patients choose to replace their implants is implant leakage. It doesn’t matter whether your breasts are natural or augmented, your breasts remain subject to the realities of gravity, aging and the weakening of connective tissue – also the effects of motherhood.
Age related changes often include:
- Breast sagging
- Size change due to hormone fluctuations
- Visible ripping of implants (seen primarily in saline implants)
Women who have breast augmentation surgery before childbirth may find that their bust may change in size and shape.
Speak With Your Cosmetic Surgeon
It is important to discuss all questions and concerns with your cosmetic surgeon before you finalize your decision to get breast implants. Dr. Elliot Duboys has been a leader in cosmetic and plastic surgery care in the Long Island, Nassau & Suffolk County NY area for over 30 years. If you would like to schedule a breast augmentation consultation, please contact us at our Huntington, NY office today.
Knowing Your Surgeon Before You Go Under The Knife
Choosing a plastic surgeon is an important decision, and one that should be heavily researched. The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) has set regulations and standards for surgeons preforming cosmetic surgery. When you choose a surgeon who is certified by the ABPS you can be confident that he or she meets nationally recognized standards for education, experience, knowledge and skill – ensuring that they will provide you with the highest quality of care. Board Certification goes beyond basic medical licensure. The ABPS is the only Board approved by the American Board of Medical Specialities – the main regulating body.
Today, many plastic surgeons operate in ambulatory surgical facilities that are not owned or governed by the rules of a major hospital. Always ask your surgeon if he/she can perform the procedure that you are seeking in a hospital environment. If your doctor gives you a vague answer or says no, they are not credentialed for that procedure in a hospital, and in all liklihood have not completed a residency in Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery.
Importance Of Board Certification For Cosmetic Surgeons
Many New York State physicians are currently practicing cosmetic surgery, including dermatologists, gynecologist, internists and dentists. However, when selecting a plastic surgeon for yourself or a family member you should always ask if they are Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and if not – Stay away!
Dr. Elliot Duboys is an ABPS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a leader in the cosmetic surgery. He has been providing advanced procedures to patients all over the Long Island, Nassau County and Suffolk County, NY areas for over 30 years.
How Do I Know If My Surgeon Is Board Certified?
As mentioned, by no means should you ever consider cosmetic surgery with someone who is not certified by the ABPS. In order to make sure that you are in the right hands, the ABPS has made it easy to check on your doctor’s records. To do so, simply visit their site and type in the information for your surgeon to recall their records.
Questions? Give Us A Call Today
At Associated Plastic Surgeons we understand that choosing a surgeon is a difficult decision to make. We want to help put your nerves at rest, and guide your through your decision process. If you would like to set up a consultation to meet with Dr. Duboys please contact us at our Huntington, NY office at 631-423-1000.
Innovative Technique For Minimal Scar Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgergical procedures . Breast enhancement is achieved by placing either a silicone or saline implant either beneath the pectorlis or on top of the pectoralis to increase size. One of the top concerns when considering breast implants is the severity and length of the resultant scar. Employing techniques that result in minimal scaring is always top priority for any good cosmetic surgeon. However, only the most skilled surgeons can truly provide minimal scar results.
The Keller Funnel Method – Making Breast Implant Surgery More Efficient
Dr. Elliot Duboys has been performing breast augmentations in the Long Island, Nassau and Suffolk County areas for over 30 years. With his experience employing the latest technology, Dr. Duboys can provide optimal results with as short an incision as possible.
The Keller Funnel Method is one way that only the most skilled plastic surgeons can achieve a minimal scar in breast implant procedures. This technique has changed silicone breast implants procedures by revolutionizing they way surgeons orient and place an implant. The design of the Funnel creates a slick surface, which permits implants to easily pass through the Funnel and into optimal position all by reducing the length of the incision.
Shorter Surgical Time
Another added benefit to the usage of the Keller Funnel is reduced surgical times, which means less time under anesthesia for patients. On average the Keller Funnel can save 10 to 20 minutes off of a standard breast augmentation.
Ideal For Reconstructive Procedures
The Keller Funnel is used for many reconstructive breast surgeries since its use allows for easier and more efficient placement of implants.
Come See us for a Breast Implant Consultation
It is extremely important to talk to your surgeon about your best options for incision location and method used during surgery. This will help insure that you will have the shortest scar and the most efficient recovery time. Please contact us at our Huntington, NY office at 631-423-1000 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Duboys. During this first visit Dr. Duboys will be happy to explain all options and aspects of breast augmentation as well as answer any questions you may have about the Keller Funnel.
Dr. Duboys has been providing leading cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures to patients in the Long Island, Nassau County and Suffolk County, NY area for over 30 years.