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Category: Ruptured Implant

Breast Revision Surgery Review

Posted On: September 13, 2012 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Patients who undergo breast revision surgery must realize that by having a secondary, tertiary or having had multiple surgeries in the past, that the original components and anatomy of the breasts have been manipulated and therefore an absolute perfect or normal result may not be possible.  Patients must have realistic expectations.  When revealing a patient’s […]

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Ruptured Implant Microscopic Leakage

Posted On: August 02, 2012 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Ruptured Implant Silicone gel implants can rupture either through a direct tear within the shell of the implant or microscopic leakage can occur over years through the shell itself without an obvious tear or loss of integrity of the shell.  The video here shows a patient recently operated on with ruptured silicone implant calcification material […]

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MRI DIAGNOSIS OF RUPTURED SILICONE

Posted On: May 11, 2012 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

Patients who present with silicone gel implants may present with ruptured silicone implants, although it is difficult to detect clinically.  Patients should undergo every two to three years postaugmentation or augmentation revision with silicone implants and MRI in order to determine the integrity of its shell or the bags.  Our patients are instructed that the […]

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Capsular Contracture Leading to a Ruptured Saline Implant

Posted On: April 07, 2012 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder

The above patient presents with severe scar tissue contracture, Baker IV capsular contracture leading to a ruptured saline implant.  The patient had severe bottoming out of the right implant with implants placed by a different surgeon at a different part of the country.  In any case, she is noted as having severe bottoming out with […]

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