Breast implants are only replaced in the event of wear and tear and/or rupture, or if patients want to change the volume and/or shape of their breasts.
Prostheses must therefore be changed in the event of complications, whether these are asymptomatic or symptomatic (pain, inflammation, change of shape).
There may be wear and tear with leakage or leakage without obvious rupture (the ‘sweating’ phenomenon of old prostheses).
But leakage may not be detected immediately, or only when breasts become painful and/or inflamed (with physiological serum implants, there will be a rapid loss of volume).
Complications are now much rarer thanks to the latest generation of cohesive silicone-gel implants, which are safe and hard-wearing.