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Dr. Chen Was A Medical Advisor For This Article In Breastcancer.org

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Breast Implant Reconstruction Risks and Complications

If you’ve had or are considering breast reconstruction with implants, it’s important to know about the possible risks and maintenance required over time. Breast implants usually don’t last a lifetime. It’s common for women who have implant reconstruction to have one or more additional surgeries at some point, either to address a complication or improve how their breasts look and feel. The longer you have implants, the greater your risk of having a complication. However, implants don’t have an expiration date and there’s no need to replace them unless you have a problem. Click HERE for the full article.

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