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Category: Ruptured Implant

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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HEYER-SCHULTE IMPLANT REMOVAL

Posted On: December 20, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

This case example is of a patient with a 42-year-old ruptured Heyer-Schulte silicone gel implant placed back in the late 1960s.  This is a 78-year-old White female who presents with severe capsulitis, mastitis, ruptured silicone implants and symptoms of possible rheumatoid arthritis.  She was referred by her rheumatologist for removal of her ruptured silicone implant, […]

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RUPTURED SMOOTH HIGH PROFILE GEL IMPLANTS

Posted On: November 08, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

The video shows an interesting case with the patient presenting with burning in her right breast.  Her implants are approximately 14 years old.  They were experimental style 45 smooth 400 cc Allergan gel implants.  The patient presents to the office with increasing pain with a sloshy feeling in her right breast.  An MRI would have […]

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Chronic Seroma – Breast Diagnosis and Treatment Options

Posted On: October 18, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Patients in my practice present with both acute and chronic seromas status post blunt trauma to the chest after a breast augmentation procedure.  The seroma is simply a water serous fluid that the body creates after a tear in the capsule.  Capsular tear may lead to this fluid accumulation which can differ in size, between […]

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Biocel Silicone Textured Silimed Ruptured Implant

Posted On: September 18, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Patient presents recently with a 25-year-old ruptured Silimed silicone implant notable on MRI is extravasation of both intra and extracapsular rupture.  Patient presents clinically with painful breast deformity, Baker IV capsular contracture, double-bubble breast deformity with ruptured silicone mastitis. The video shows the patient’s implant being removed with the silicone material as loose globular amounts […]

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Ruptured Becker Implant Removal

Posted On: June 27, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

CASE STUDYThis patient is a 57-year-old white female who presents with a 29-year-old silicone double lumen Becker/saline implants placed almost three decades ago.  She now presents with severe encapsulation, ruptured outer lumen saline with scar tissue contracture.  Note on her preop frontal view that she has superior retropositioning of the implant and a double bubble […]

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Ruptured Silicone Implant Leakage

Posted On: June 04, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

The video below presents a 13 year old ruptured Allergan low profile textured silicone implant. The rupture is due to a tear in the silicone shell of the implant. As pressure in applied to the ruptured implant you can see the silicone gel coming out.

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Saline Breast Implant Valve Leakage

Posted On: April 16, 2013 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Ruptured Breast Implant The patient in the video below presents a valve leakage from her 14 year old McGhan 240 saline filled breast implant. Upon removal of the implant Dr. Stuart Linder identifies the cause coming from the breast implant valve. It appears that the valve leakage caused roughly 85% of the saline volume loss.

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