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Reviving Your Look: Options and Considerations for Older Breast Implants

Breast augmentation has long been a favored cosmetic procedure, allowing women to enhance their natural look and boost their confidence. However, as time goes on, the effects of aging can impact the appearance and condition of breast implants. In this blog post, we will explore the options and considerations for individuals with older breast implants looking to revive their look and maintain optimal results.

Lifespan of Breast Implants:

The longevity of breast implants varies and while they don’t have a definitive expiration date, it is generally advised to consider replacement after 10 to 15 years. Aging implants may show signs of wear, such as changes in shape, volume loss, or rupture. Additionally, natural changes in the breast tissue over time can affect the overall aesthetic result.

Assessing Your Needs and Goals:

When making any decisions regarding your breast implants, consider your specific needs and goals, as well as factors such as:

Aesthetic preferences: Are you satisfied with the current size, shape, placement, and symmetry of your breasts?

Implant type: Are you content with your current implant type, or are you considering a switch to a different option?

Overall health: Assess your general health status and any specific concerns that might influence your decision-making.

Options for Reviving Your Look:

Once you have evaluated your needs and goals, you will consult with Dr. Chappell, a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in breast augmentation and reconstruction. With his expertise in the field, Dr. Chappell will assess your current situation, discuss your expectations, and provide personalized recommendations for suitable options.

Implant Replacement: If your implants are approaching or past their recommended lifespan, your surgeon may recommend replacing them to address concerns related to size, shape, or material while ensuring the integrity of the implant.

Implant Removal: Some may choose to remove their breast implants entirely, which can help restore a more natural appearance and address any discomfort associated with aging implants.

Implant Exchange with a Lift: Combining implant exchange with a breast lift can address sagging due to aging, providing a comprehensive solution for a rejuvenated appearance.

Fat Transfer: Using liposuction, fat is taken from one area of the body and injected into the breasts to enhance volume and shape, offering a more natural alternative for modest size increases or contour improvements.


Whether you choose to replace your implants, remove them, or explore alternative options, consulting with a skilled plastic surgeon is crucial to achieving your desired results. With the expert guidance of Dr. Chappell and the Annapolis Plastic Surgery team, you can revive your look and feel confident in your appearance once again. Call us today to schedule a consultation!