Will Pectoral Implants Last A Lifetime?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Some surgeons say pectoral implant on male chest lasts life time while other are saying it will last about 10 years. May I know what you think about the life expectancy of the implant? Thanks!

A: This is a question to which there should not be a mystery or any point of confusion., Pectoral Implants are made of a solid soft silicone material which will last a lifetime barring any unforeseen trauma. They should not be confused with breast implants, which are gel-filled devices, which will not last a lifetime. While there may be some places in the world tat may use gel-filled type pectoral implants, here in the U.S. only solid silicone pectoral emplace devices are manufactured and implanted.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana