Does One Leaking Implant Mean a Completely New Surgery for Both Breasts?

Does One Leaking Implant Mean a Completely New Surgery for Both Breasts?

Question: I had breast implants inserted eleven years ago, and one feels really soft, almost jelly like. If just the one is leaking, should I have them both replaced? They are older, and could probably use an update. Is the surgery as extensive as it was over a decade ago?

Answer:If you are able to return to the same plastic surgeon you use initially, you should do so and get a full assessment of the condition of both implants. This may require an MRI. The surgery itself is a little different, using smaller incisions and more durable and formidable implants that will hold their shape and form longer than the previous versions. As far as cost goes, you may want to contact your insurance company to see if they will cover some of the cost because of the leakage. I hope this helps.

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