Over 40 Year Old Ruptured Implant

40 year old ruptured implantFor 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. During my examination there was a slight asymmetry and after setting the expectation we scheduled to have a breast revision surgery.

During the surgery I expect that the 40 year old implant would be completely ruptured, but actually the implant was still intact. As I removed the implant it was a textured board base shaped implant, and as you can see by the photo to the left the silicone implant was leaking from the pores. I completely removed all the scar tissue (see photo to the right), and prepared the pocket for the new implant to be placed.

For more information regarding ruptured breast implant removal or breast revision surgery, please give us a call at (310) 275-4513 or feel free to contact us via email.

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