The decision to have breast augmentation is a big one but in the excitement of getting bigger breasts (and the plastic surgeon‘s business interest to downplay the risks), one of the things that gets ignored is that your first set of breast implant surgery is just the starting point for a series of surgeries that you will have during the rest of your life.
If everything works perfectly and nothing goes wrong, your implants may last less than 10 years or more than 10 years, but when you start having problems with them, your health insurance is unlikely to cover the M.R.I. tests or the reoperations, according to Carol Ciancutti-Leyva, the director of an anti-implant documentary called Absolutely Safe. It can be a very expensive proposition, especially if you are young.
In any case you will need to replace your implants after 10 years but if you need to go back to surgery table earlier than that, plan on spending $5,000 to remove implants; $7,500 to replace old implants (these are only estimates; actual amount will vary by surgeon and location).