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Category: Ruptured Implant

Ruptured Breast Implant Over 40 Years Old

Posted On: October 19, 2017 Author: Peter Houtz

Weekly in my Beverly Hills surgery center, I perform breast revision surgery due to implant ruptures. However, it is not often that I come across implants that are over 40 years old. This past month I was removing an implant, which I knew was placed in the late 70s, and to my surprise, the implant […]

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Two Ruptured Silicone Implants

Posted On: September 18, 2017 Author: Peter Houtz

The patient presented recently had an MRI taken that detected a ruptured implant on her right breast. This implant was a 13-year-old 510 cc silicone implant. Immediately the patient scheduled a consultation with me to discuss what her best option would be for treatment. During the consultation, we agreed the best approach for her to […]

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Pregnant With Ruptured Saline Implant

Posted On: September 11, 2017 Author: Peter Houtz

A 40-year-old African American female presented was five months pregnant when she realized that her left, nine-year-old Allergan 420 cc saline implant had ruptured. Due to her pregnancy and breastfeeding after giving birth, she waited 14 months to replace the implant. During our consultation, I suggested that this patient should undergo a breast revision as […]

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37 Year Old Female With A Ruptured Implant

Posted On: July 22, 2016 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

A 37-year-old African American female presented with a ruptured implant. The ruptured implant was a lower profile saline and was about ten years old. During the consultation, we discussed not only removing the implants but also what her goals were after her breast revision surgery. After setting the expectation, we decide to replace the old […]

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Removal Of Ruptured Becker Breast Implants

Posted On: July 05, 2016 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Recently, I had the opportunity to surprisingly operate on a patient who had a Becker double lumen ruptured implant.  This patient is a 52-year-old middle eastern female status post augmentation mammoplasty silicone gel implants per, with no identifiable records or patient’s accountability as to the type or size of her implants. Intraoperatively, it was identified […]

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Ruptured Silicone Implant

Posted On: September 05, 2014 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

This is a case example of a patient who presents with a ruptured silicone implant who had a breast augmentation only four years ago. She presents with severe Baker IV capsular contracture with a very hardened right breast with severe scar tissue hardening. Interestingly, she denies any incidents of trauma to her breast whatsoever nor […]

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REDUCING BOTTOMING OUT WITH IMPLANT EXCHANGE

Posted On: August 15, 2014 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

HIGH PROFILE IMPLANTS This is a case study with a patient that I personally performed a breast augmentation 15 years ago on. She has developed a right ruptured implant and some bottoming out over the last15 years. At the time, only low profile implants were available. Low profile 390 cc saline implants were used. Scar […]

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SILICONE BREAST GEL BLEED

Posted On: August 10, 2014 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

We perform breast augmentations weekly.  Both saline and silicone gel implants are used in our Beverly Hills Surgery Center.  Interestingly, this is a case example of a silicone gel implant bleed. The patient underwent augmentation mammoplasty with silicone textured implants under the muscle by a different surgery approximately 13 years ago.  Although the MRI does […]

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Chronic Rupture – Saline Breast Implant

Posted On: August 01, 2014 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

 RUPTURED IMPLANT This is an excellent case example of a patient who left her saline implant in her chest for over two years. For some reason she declined to have the implant replaced until now that it has become painful. This is an obvious rupture on clinica examination. Mammogram also showed scar tissue contracture with […]

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