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Two Ruptured Silicone Implants

Posted On: September 18, 2017 Author: Dr. Stuart Linder Posted In: Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast Lift, Breast topics, Ruptured Implant

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The patient presented recently had an MRI taken that detected a ruptured implant on her right breast. This implant was a 13-year-old 510 cc silicone implant. Immediately the patient scheduled a consultation with me to discuss what her best option would be for treatment. During the consultation, we agreed the best approach for her to take was to remove the ruptured implant, replace it with a new silicone implant, and undergo a formal breast lift.

During the surgery, the right breast implant was ruptured as expected (see video 1). And to my surprise, the left silicone implant was also ruptured and was not detected by the MRI scan (see video 2). After removing both implants I replaced the right breast implant with 450 cc and left breast implant with 325 cc to correct the asymmetry.  After the new implants were placed, I performed a formal breast lift.

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.