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Question from Dorothy: What happens if my nine-year-old breast implants need replacing? Is it recommended to take them out and not replace the implants, since this would require opening the breast near the cancer site?
Answers - Maurice Nahabedian If an implant requires replacement due to rupture or hardening or some other circumstance, we usually recommend implant replacement. If, after nine years, a cancer has not recurred, the chances of recurrence are significantly less over time, and I feel that a replacement can be safely performed without putting the breast at risk.

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