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What to expect for removal of ruptured breast implants?

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Dr. Tom Pousti answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Depends...: Removal of breast implant surgery tends to be a relatively painless operation, associated with minimal recovery time, compared to initial breast augmentation surgery. You will need to discuss your long-term goals with your plastic surgeon; some patients decide to proceed with breast implant replacement, some do not. Additional surgery may also be necessary depending on your physical exam and goals

Answered 9/29/2016

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Dr. Brian Arslanian answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

What do you want?: Depends on what you want. Some women want new implants placed, some want them out for good. If you want new ones replaced then you can expect pretty good results. Depending on degree of rupture, your breasts may actually look better. If you don't want implants anymore, then you run the risk of having deflated breasts that lack a good shape. A mastopexy or fat grafting may help in this case.

Answered 9/24/2015

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Dr. Vincent Marin answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

Hi. The removal of ruptured breast implants is a fairly straightforward procedure. A small incision is made at the original insertion site to remove the implant. For those with silicone implants, a capsulectomy, which removes the scar tissue where the silicone gel has lodged, may be required. (see more at the comment section)

Answered 1/14/2022

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