Ruptured Breast Implant Over 40 Years Old
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.