Why should I get my breast implants checked?
Silicone implants used for breast augmentation (“boob job”) or breast reconstruction are medical devices that, like all devices, are subject to wear and tear. With time, thinning of the implant shell can occur, which leads to weakening of the implant and rupture. Most implant ruptures are asymptomatic (silent ruptures), confined to the implant capsule and can only be detected on imaging. Less commonly, breast implant ruptures may lead to the development of implant hardening/tightening (capsular contracture) or swelling of the breast.
If you have any concerns about your implants, assessment by an expert surgeon and implant imaging are important to identify whether your implants are intact. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommend radiological surveillance for all implants that have been in place for more than 2 years and this is considered best practice within the field. At Implant Health we believe that implant screening by an expert team of clinicians can reassure you that your implants are healthy and, if not, guide you to expert surgeons who can help treat the problem.
Worried about your breast implants?
If you’re worried about your implants, we can help.
The benefits of breast implant checks include the early detection of implant-related problems and the ability to monitor how your breast and implant change over time.