If you’ve undergone surgery to receive a prosthetic implant, there’s a good chance that you’re anxious and nervous about how it’ll look and feel. Unfortunately, the surgery can also be quite anxiety-provoking – wondering how long it’ll take for your implants to drop and start feeling more like part of your body. Check out this article to find out exactly how long it takes for your implants to drop – and how you can prepare for the process!
What are Implants?
Implants can last anywhere from a few months to a few years. In most cases, the implants will eventually fall out on their own over time. However, if you experience any metal fragments or metal hardware in your mouth after surgery, it is best to see a doctor right away. If the metal fragments are too large or if they are located near your teeth, you may need to have them removed.
How do Implants Work?
Implants are pieces of equipment that are placed under the skin in order to replace a missing body part. Implants can be made of many different materials and can range in size, but they all work in the same way.
The implant is inserted into the patient through a small incision. After it is inserted, the implant is connected to either a wire or a battery. This powers the implant and helps it to stay in place. The implant usually stays in place by itself, but if it starts to come out or move around, then the doctor may choose to put a second piece of equipment called a fixation device on it. This device helps to keep the implant in place and ensures that it doesn’t move around too much.
When should Implants be Removed?
Implants should be removed when the medical professional deems it is no longer necessary for the patient’s health. Implants may remain in place for a period of time depending on the type of implant and how much tissue has been implanted. Implants can typically stay in place for around six to twelve months, but this time frame may vary based on the individual’s particular situation and implant. When implants are removed, the person may experience some temporary discomfort as the implant is removed. However, most people recover quickly from the surgery and are able to resume their normal activities within a few weeks.
Complications of Implants
Implants, like any other type of medical device, can experience complications. Implants can fail, and when this happens, the device can create a number of complications. Some implant complications may be minor and require no treatment; others, like implant failure or infection, may necessitate medical attention and further surgery.
Complications of implants usually happen very gradually over time, but they can also occur suddenly and cause serious problems. If you experience any unusual or debilitating symptoms after receiving your implant, it is important to consult with your doctor as soon as possible.
Some common implant complications include:
-Failure: Implants can fail due to wear and tear, infection, or a defect in the device itself.
-Infection: Infections can occur anywhere on the body where the implant is placed. Bacteria that get into the implant through the skin or nearby openings can cause an infection. This type of infection is known as a granulomatous infection and can be very serious.
-Tendinitis: Tendinitis is a condition in which inflammation develops in one or more of the tendons adjacent to an implant. This can result in pain, swelling, and limitation of movement.
-Pregnancy: Pregnant women are at an increased risk for several types of complications associated with implants. These complications include preterm labor and birth defects related to premature delivery.
Frequenty Asked Questions
Will My Implants Drop After Surgery?
Yes, your implants will drop after surgery. Implants are made of a metal and plastic material which will start to separate after 6 months. You may experience soreness, discomfort, and possibly even swelling. If you experience any of these symptoms we would recommend that you contact our team for advice.
Drop is a pretty strong word, implants will slowly drop over time. Most patients will experience some degree of deflation within the first few months and it typically decreases over time. In some cases, deflation may be minimal and hardly noticeable; in other cases, deflation may be quite pronounced. If you experience significant deflation, please contact our team for a consultation.
I Just Had My Implants Put In And They Feel Really Weird. What Do I Do?
You may feel weird at first as your implants settle in. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself. You can also visit our Contact Us page to get in touch with our team for support.
It is normal to feel a little weird after having implants put in. You may experience some discomfort and soreness, but you should get used to them within a few weeks. If you continue to experience problems after a few weeks, please consult with your doctor.
I Just Had My Implant Surgery, How Long Will It Take For My Implants To Drop?
Most people experience their implants dropping in about 2-6 months. However, it can sometimes take a little longer for some people. We always suggest contacting our office if you have any concerns.
It really depends on a few factors, such as weight, age and implant type. Generally, most implants will start to drop within the first six to twelve months after surgery. If you have any questions about your individual implant situation, please don’t hesitate to call our team at 1-877-624-5248.
Will My Implant Drop After The Surgery?
There is no definitive answer as every patient is different and responds differently to the surgery. However, most implant patients recover fully and their implants drop within 6 months.
Most likely, no. implant placement is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make and your implant will be placed in such a way that it won’t drop until you decide to remove it.
I Just Got My Implants, How Long Will It Take For Them To Drop?
It really depends on a few different factors, such as the type of implants, how often you wear them, and your body weight. Generally speaking, it could take anywhere from six to twelve months for your implants to drop. But don’t worry, we have a return policy in place should you have any issues with them.
It takes about a year for your implants to drop. You will see changes over time and your implant will slowly start to look more natural. Be patient and give it time, in the end you will be happy with the results!