http://sarasotasurgicalarts.com/ Sarasota Surgical Arts 941.923.1736 for a free consultation 4143 Clark Road, Sarasota, Florida 34233 Occasionally, I 19ll get asked by the patients, how long can I expect to have these breast implants? The general consensus is, first of all, the silicone implant, the device is something that can be implanted for life. It 19s a silicone shell: it will never dissolve. It could rupture -- there 19s a very, very low risk of rupture -- or the valve could fail. But very, very low. We 19re talking less than 1%. It is a product that can be left in for life. But if you look at the literature and what 19s been reported, it 19s essentially 10 years. Most often than not, at the 10 year mark, people will either replace their implants, they 19ll have them removed, or they 19ll go larger. One of the three is usually the case at about the 10-year mark.