Last week I had two cases in a row where I removed breast implants that had been ruptured.
During my first case, the intent of the surgery was to address scar tissue (capsular contracture) that was forming around the old breast implant. As you view the video below, you see that I was removing the implant and detected loose silicone gel around the breast implant due to a tear around the edge of the implant. This leakage was not seen on a recent mammogram, and the leakage was creating the scar appearance.
The second case was a planned implant removal based on a silicone textured gel rupture from an augmentation that was placed in Mexico a few year ago. During the breast revision, I removed the ruptured implant, as well as the other one, and replaced them both with silicone gel implants, which are also known as gummy bear implants. These gummy bear implants are smooth in texture and are designed to keep rippling and visible wrinkling minimized when a patient has thin breast tissue.
To find out more about ruptured implant removal 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.