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Stuart. A. Linder, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Beverly Hills plastic and reconstructive surgeon
specializing in ruptured implant.

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Patients worldwide frequently visit Dr. Linder for breast revision surgery due to having ruptured implants. Women with ruptured breast implants, in fact, are quite commonly seen in Dr. Linder’s office every week. He treats patients with both ruptured saline and silicone implants weekly, reconstructing their breasts and helping them regain a normal-looking appearance. The patient seeking breast revision must first be properly evaluated by undergoing the proper clinical diagnostic tests. She should then undergo surgical procedures, which are designed to alleviate the pain and symptoms of a ruptured implant as well as to provide a more a normal-looking appearance to the breast. Only Board Certified Plastic Surgeons who specialize in breast revision surgery should be performing ruptured breast implant reconstruction.

In this specialized website, you will find many ruptured breast implant pictures indicating the appearance of the patients both pre- and postoperatively as well as intraoperative photos of the ruptured implant material. Dr. Linder performs breast augmentations and revision surgeries on ruptured implant patients throughout the year.

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Patient presented with 25-year-old ruptured Allied Biocel Textured Silicone Implants by Silimed.  Photograph and video show the integrity of the shell of the left implant as it is being removed as well as the silicone gelatinous material.  This patient presented with severe hardening, Baker IV capsular contracture, calcified granulomas and silicone mastitis.  She allowed her […] [ Read More ]

Three major FDA-approved companies, Allergan, Sientra and Mentor, have now provided us with their three-year rupture rate for both primary augmentation and revision augmentation.  Primary augmentation for Mentor, N=551 with 0.5%, revision augmentation, N=146, 7.7% and Sientra breast implant three-year rupture rate, N=1,115 for primary augmentation with 2.5% and N=362 for revision augmentation, 0.0%. Finally, for Allergan silicone-filled […] [ Read More ]

Types of Implants

Saline Rupture
Patients presenting with rupture of their saline implants can present with pain to the breast, potential permanent changes in nipple sensitivity, implant leakage leading to loss of upper pole fullness of the breast.
Silicone Rupture
Patients present to my office weekly with ruptured silicone implants. They normally present with similar symptoms. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, redness or even tingling of the breasts.
Intra vs. Extra (Capsular)
Patients who have had ruptured silicone and saline implants can present with either intra or extracapsular rupture. The difference between the two depends upon whether the fluid or silicone gel has migrated through the capsule.
Dow Corning Silicone Implant
Dow Corning implants were originated in the 1940’s by Dow Corning Chemical Company. The implants were found at the University of California Los Angeles in 1995 that the silicone could be expected to be a bioactive material.
Gummy Bear Implants
Gummy bear implants, also referred to as the 410 cohesive silicone gel implants, anatomical, textured, Natrelle Allergan implants. These are highly cohesive silicone gel implants.
Becker Implants
The Becker implants were created by Dr. Hilton Becker. These implants were useful as a double lumen adjustable implant. In order to combine both advantages of saline and silicone gel.
Polyurethane Implants
Recently, I had the opportunity to reconstruct a patient that presented from Romania with ruptured Polytech Silimed Europe GMBH with micro polyurethane surface MPS mammary implants that were used in the United Kingdom.
USA-FDA Approved Implants
In the Allergan core study, ruptures will assess the patients who had MRI screening for silent ruptures. The rupture rate in MRI cohorts is 8.6% for primary augmentation, 11.4% for primary reconstruction.

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