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silicone implant leak symptoms

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Difficult # to get: I am not sure that this number can even be obtained but the major clinical studies evaluating breast implants have shown no relation between silicon i ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
No relation evident: Large studies do not demonstrate any relationship between leaking silicone breast implants and ms. If there is a correlation, it is too small to measu ... Read More
Dr. Dennis Dass
13 years experience Plastic Surgery
Unlikely: If a silicone implant was to leak, the silicone will stay within the capsule, and may cause some local deformities. Ms is a neurological disease that ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
MRI: Breast MRI is the definitive imaging technique. Ultrasound can also be useful. Mammogram usually less helpful because it can't detect intracapsular ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Implant Leak: Call your surgeon and say you think your implant is ruptured. He/she will probably want to evaluate further.
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Call the plastic: Surgeon who put it in to have it replaced
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
See the Doc ASAP: You will need to have this issue seen and evaluated by the breast surgeon. Best wishes.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cohesiveness?: Silicone implants vary in the consistency of the filling gel. This is known as the degree of cohesiveness. If you suspected a rupture, you would have ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Get removed: There has been much made about the risk of ruptured silicone implants. The recommendation from the fda is to have any ruptured silicone implants remo ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Resnik
30 years experience Dermatology
Leaking implant: Yes, if he presses hard enough. If you have a leak, you should be visiting your plastic surgeon for surgical removal and repair.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Howe
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Not an emergency: But most plastic surgeons will advice a patient to have this corrected sooner than later. The silicone gel (or saline) is not toxic. The leak may be c ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James White
30 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Many options: You have options. A saline implant may be removed without replacement implant. You may replace the implant with another saline implant-the implant c ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
32 years experience General Surgery
When you want: This is an elective operation --meaning when you want to have it done. There is no evidence that the leaking silicone is dangerous or harmful, despit ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
BREAST IMPLANT: If leaking, remove asap so it will not contaminate milk before breastfeeding.

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