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what is involved in the removal of ruptured breast implants?

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Less Recovery : Generally, ruptured breast implants can be removed through the same incision used to place implants ( in most cases). The operation tends to be relatively painless and associated with much less recovery time than the initial breast augmentation procedure. Your plastic surgeon will be able to be more precise when it comes to your specific situation. Best wishes.
Dr. Arian Mowlavi
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Revision Surgery: Depending on the type of implant, whether they are silicon or saline, will determine surgical requirement. For saline implants, a small incision can be used to both remove and replace implants. For silicon, complexity of the surgery is depending whether the shell of the implant is intact or not. When the shell is not intact, surgical removal can be complicated requiring several hours.
Dr. Dennis Dass
Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
Depends: Usually the surgeon will go in through the same incision (areola or crease) and remove the implant, and replace it, if desired. If it is a ruptured saline implant, the surgery is very straightforward, the recovery is very quick. With a ruptured silicone implant, the surgery is a little more complex. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/breast-augmentation-of-los-angeles.html.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Simple or ruptured?: It depends on your unique circumstances. If you have an uncomplicated saline implant, implant removal can be quite simple and carried out under local anesthesia. If you have a "generation 2" silicone implant that has been ruptures and neglected for several years, removal can be considerably more complicated.

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