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Pregnant With Ruptured Saline Implant

Posted On: September 11, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast Lift, Breast topics, Implant Removal, Plastic Surgery, Ruptured Implant, YouTube

Ruptured Left Breast Implant

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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 well as a formal breast lift (also known as a formal mastopexy or wise-pattern lift). The formal breast lift would eliminate excess skin and offer the greatest amount of lift to the breasts.

The video below shows the removal of the 420 cc saline implant. The implant rupture may have been caused by the valve; however more research needs to be conducted to determine the ultimate cause. After the 420 cc saline implants were removed, I replaced with them with high profile 320 cc saline implants.

To learn more about ruptured implants and breast revision surgery, schedule your consultation with Dr. Linder by calling our Beverly Hills office at (310) 275-4513 or by filling out our online contact form.

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