Cynthia Bailey from the Real Housewives of Atlanta on Bravo TV allowed cameras into her breast implant consultation appointment during a recent episode. She also brought along some of her reality TV friends.
During the appointment, Bailey’s plastic surgeon assessed the look and feel of her breast implants. He also asked her what she thought about them since it had been 10 years since her augmentation.
From everything Bailey said, the only concern was that one of the breasts was harder than the other. This is a common occurrence as implants age, but it isn’t something to be worried about unless it becomes painful.
In the episode, Bailey decided along with her doctor to wait for a redo of her implants. Although it had been 10 years, time isn’t always a definitive factor in getting replacement surgery.
About the Check
If it’s been 10 years since your implants were put in, it’s probably time for a consultation. We offer free consultations, so there is no reason not to have one. During your visit, we will assess whether it’s time to replace the implants.
If it is time, some women decide to switch the size, shape, or type (saline versus silicone). Other women simply want to get the exact same ones. It’s a personal decision that can be decided upon with help from the surgeon.
Do You NEED to Have Your Implants Checked?
Yes. It is important to have them checked every 10 years to ensure they are in good condition and not leaking. The risk of rupture increases as implants get older, and it’s better to catch it before it happens. It’s also good to check for leakage, especially if you have silicone gel. While leakage is easier to detect by simply looking for signs of deflation in one or both breasts, it’s always a good idea to have a medical professional do an assessment.
Rupturing and leakage aren’t the only reasons for a checkup. Many women experiencing sagging as their skin loses elasticity, especially after 10 years. A consultation offers a time to discuss how to tighten and lift the breasts for a more youthful appearance.
Looking for Breast Augmentation in NYC or Long Island?
There’s no better time than while you have it on your mind. Pick up the phone now and call our Manhattan office at 212-206-0023 or in Long Island at 631-499-1831. We are available Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM and until 6:00 PM on Saturdays. Consultations are always free.