TRAUMATIC RUPTURED SALINE IMPLANT
REVISION BREAST SURGERY
This patient is an excellent case study of a ruptured left saline implant status post motor vehicle accident, leading to complete collapse of the upper pole of her left breast with severe scar tissue contracture. Notice the elevation of a left nipple areolar complex with the scar tissue contracture associated with elevation of the ruptured implant. Postoperatively, note the symmetry of the nipple areolar complex. Also, the sternum area is rounder, softer and notably the cleavage is more well-defined and narrowed. The upper pole shows equal fullness and the inframammary folds are even. Notably, the preoperative left ruptured implant shows approximately .5 cm elevation of the inframammary fold with approximately 1 cm elevation of the nipple areolar complex.
Her close-up view shows excellent symmetry saline implants without visible rippling, equal fullness nipple position, inframammary fold height and cleavage.