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Ruptured Breast Implant Over 40 Years Old

Posted On: October 19, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Revision, Breast topics, Implant Removal, Ruptured Implant

Ruptured Silicone Implant

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 was still intact. As I removed the ruptured implants, I noticed it was a textured board base shaped implant.

As you can see by the photo, the silicone implant was leaking from the pores and calcification (calcium) is present. During the revision surgery, I completely removed all of the scar tissue, and the pocket was then reconstructed for the new implant to be placed.

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