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Topic: Replacing Implants after 10 years??

Forum: Breast Reconstruction —

Talk with others facing decisions about whether or not to have breast reconstruction, and if so, what type and when.

Posted on: Sep 21, 2021 04:46PM

Jackster51 wrote:

Hi there!! I'm in process of trying to get an MRI on L side as I have been feeling 'ripples' and what feels like the outer shell protruding out in little points here and there and thinking I have a slow rupture as never felt like this before. Just started @ 3 months ago. These implants are 10 years old which they estimate to be the shelf life.. I'll find out thru MRI if I have a rupture, which I'm thinking I might. My question is.... Has anyone here experienced this? And if anyone here HAS had implants replaced after 10 years or so.... what was surgery and recouperation like? I had a double MX which took long time to heal and regain strength etc... is it the same/similar? Or easier? Needing to know for work etc... Thanks in advance!

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Sep 23, 2021 11:54PM bluefootbooby wrote:

I have the same question. I got an MRI and just found thatyes, there is "intracapsular" rupture of one implant. My implants are about 11 years old.

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Sep 24, 2021 12:21AM Jackster51 wrote:

bluefoot, sorry to hear that. Maybe someone that's been thru it will chime in. I see my GP on Monday who will then need to order an MRI so not sure when that will be yet. Have you seen a doctor yet to discuss replacement?

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