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|4/5/2012||How does one look and function if one decides to not replace their silicone implants ~10 yrs down the road? On 2/22/12 had BMX with immed TE (am too thin to qualify for options like DIEP), and am still in filling/expansion stage. Would the the decade-long expanded pectoral muscles then become lumpy/loose within, and would one lose strength,upon implant removal? Am 39 now, looking ahead to 49, 59 (and more!), but understand these implants have a "lifespan"of their own.|
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|4/5/2012||So not all implants spontaneously rupture over time. the implant may remain fine and you look fine. if it leaped it must be surgically removed.vthe chest muscle would remain stretched for the most part.|
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