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Replacing Breast Implants In Beverly Hills

Posted On: June 01, 2020 Author: The Office of Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Implant Exchange

Over the past few weeks, following safety guidelines, we have performed many breast revision surgeries in Beverly Hills on many patients that have been waiting patiently due to COVID-19.

Most of the breast surgeries that my staff has scheduled first are patients that have experienced a ruptured breast implant over the past few months. Most breast implants retain their integrity for approximately 10 years; however, breast implant failure can occur due to trauma or injury, capsular contracture, or just aging.

Below are a few short videos of some of the types of ruptures we have been removing and replacing during the breast revision surgeries at our surgery center on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills.

Ruptured 20-Year-Old Breast Implant

This female patient presented a 20-year-old ruptured implant that was placed in Florida. During the breast revision surgery, we identified the implant as a PIP pre-filled silicone manufactured in France. It’s been about 20 years since the FDA removed the PIP from being used in the United States.

Ruptured Saline Breast Implant

This patient had an acute ruptured implant, and due to its dark color, we know this rupture occurred a while ago. The breast implant is a 360 cc smooth saline Mentor implant that is only four years old.

Silicone Ruptured Breast Implant

Dr. Linder shows what a silicone ruptured breast implant looks like during breast revision surgery.

For more information regarding breast revision surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Linder, give us a call at (310) 275-4513 or feel free to contact us via email.