Double Rupture Silicone Implants

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I was presented a patient who recently received an MRI that detected a ruptured implant in her right breast. During our consultation, the patient notified me that her 13 year-old silicone implant had ruptured. She was looking to have the implants replaced and a slight lift. After listening to her expectations, we agreed on removing ...

Ruptured Implant While Pregnant

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I was presented a patient whom I had first seen nine years ago for breast augmentation. She discovered her left breast implant had ruptured when she was 5 months pregnant. The implant was Allergan Saline 420 cc. Due to her pregnancy, she elected to wait 14 months to have the implant replaced. After listening to ...

Unidentified Ruptured Breast Implant

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I was presented a patient that was looking to have her breast implants removed and replaced.  During the consultation she mentioned that she had recently had a scheduled MRI and the results showed that she had a ruptured breast implant. After agreeing on the expectation for the breast implant removal and revision surgery we scheduled for surgery. The ...

Saline Breast Implant Leakage

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The photo to the right is a saline implant rupture of a  high profile smooth 68 Natrelle saline implant with a peripheral leakage.  This is a 24-year-old white female.  Implants were placed five years ago and she has a peripheral leakage of saline.  This may have occurred from a crease crack along the edge of the implant ...

Chronic Ruptured Silicone Gel Breast Implant

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This picture shows chronic ruptured silicone gel breast implant, yellow-tinged with protein increase as well as thickened scar tissue with calcified granulomas seen on the lower capsule specimen.  The white chalky appearance is calcified mastitis with leakage silicone over 15 to 20 years into the capsule leading to the thickened chalk-like calcification. To schedule your consultation ...

Leakage Through The Valve On Breast Implant

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This is a photo of a  ruptured smooth saline implant.  Notice that there is about 15 percent of the fluid remaining within the implant and the yellow dark colored fluid is consistent with an increase in fibrin and protein associated with a chronic long-term rupture.  This implant was ruptured in a 31-year-old female status post delivery ...

Becker Double Lumen Ruptured Implant

Last week I had the opportunity to remove from a patient a rarely seen Becker double lumen saline breast implants. These are very unusual implants that where placed in the patient around 30 years ago. There are very few of them still remaining in women throughout the world and it was surprise to discover during ...

SILIMED RUPTURED TEXTURED SILICONE IMPLANTS

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 ...

Sientra Silicone Gel Implants

Three-Year Complication and Rupture Rate   The Sientra Silicone Gel Implants are the newest silicone implants now available and approved by the FDA as of 2012.  There is a three-year follow-up study with primary augmentation as well as revision augmentation showing specific complications in 1,115 patients.  Reoperation rate, according to Sientra with Filamed implants is 12.6 percent.  ...