20-Year-Old Silicone Ruptured Implant

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After having a breast augmentation 20 years ago, the patient was complaining about slight discomfort in her right breast. She also detected hardness and the appearance had become asymmetrical compared to the left side. The video shows Dr. Linder removing the right implant, which is a smooth silicone from 20 years ago. As you can see, ...

Over 40 Year Old Ruptured Implant

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For the past 17 years I have been performing revision surgery on patients that have experienced a rupture to one or both of their breast implants. A few week back I was presented a patients that had a primary augmentation in the late 70's and after all this time was concerned that one had been loosing volume. ...

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 ...

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 ...