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Doctor insights on: Removal Of Ruptured Breast Implant

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Can you tell me if i had a breast implant how many years could it last before it ruptured?

Can you tell me if i had a breast implant how many years could it last before it ruptured?

I've seen it last 40: No one can tell you exactly how long. About 50% have them exchanged for various reasons (not all rupture) by 10 years. However, if there is no problems and you are happy they can last much longer. I have seen patients have breast implants last 40 years without a problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more


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Can you tell me if you had a breast implant how many years did it last before it ruptured?

Can you tell me if you had a breast implant how many years did it last before it ruptured?

Variable: Many breast implants never rupture. Others seem to rupture relatively early, within a few months. No simple way to predict... If your implants are doing ok then keep doing what you are doing. ...Read more

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Why does my breast implant feel hard? I've had my breast implants in for 3 years now and i've noticed that the right breast it feels hardened on one side. Did it rupture? Is this something to worry about?

Why does my breast implant feel hard? I've had my breast implants in for 3 years now and i've noticed that the right breast it feels hardened on one side. Did it rupture? Is this something to worry about?

When : When any implant is inserted the body reacts by forming a lining of tissue around it called the capsule. In some cases the capsule begins to shrink, squeezing the implant that it surrounds. Though the exact causes of capsular contracture are largely unknown, there are factors that can contribute to this complication, including: germ contamination during implantation seroma (the development of extra fluid around implant) hematoma (internal bleeding) infection smoking placement of implant above muscle (when placed bellow the muscle capsular contracture occurs with less frequency) depending upon the severity the breast can feel firm or hard, become distorted, and begin to cause pain. To cure or treat capsular contracture there are both surgical and non-surgical options. Non-surgical prescribed antibiotics and vitamin e. While this is not always effective as a cure, many surgeons will suggest that patients take a regular dose of vitamin E for the first year after augmentation as it helps to keep tissue soft. Closed capsulotomy. The breast is forcefully squeezed in the hopes that the capsule pops or tears. This is not often done because it could cause the implant to rupture and may void the manufacturer's warranty. External ultrasound. May help reduce swelling and inflammation and does not involve any major risks. Accolate. This anti-inflammatory used in the treatment of asthma has shown, in minor studies, to help regress capsular contracture. This is a relatively new and experimental treatment with no long-term statistical data. Surgical open capsulotomy. The capsule surrounding the implant is surgically cut open in order to release the implant. After this is done, however, there is a chance of contracture occurring again. Open capsulectomy. This is generally the most successful, as well as the most intensive, form of treatment. The entire capsule is removed, allowing new tissue to form around the implant. In some cases, surgeons will change the implant placement: for example if the implant is placed above the muscle the surgeon may place it underneath the muscle during capsulectomy in the hopes of better results. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a intracapsular rupture of a breast implant?

What is the treatment for a intracapsular rupture of  a breast implant?

Standard treatment: Would be implant removal with capsulectomy. A new implant - either silicone or saline - can then be placed, if you wish to replace it. ...Read more

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Ruptured silicone breast implant, can this cause major problems with silicone in my body? Can i be tested for silicone toxicity?

No clinical study: The recommendation for ruptured silicone implants is to have them removed. There is no clinical study that proves a direct correlation between silicone implant ruptures and a known medical illness. Most of the problems will be local and related to the breast shape, symmmetry, softness etc... ...Read more

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Can a saline breast implant that is ruptured cause autoimmune diseases?

Can a saline breast implant that is ruptured cause autoimmune diseases?

No Science: There is no well performed scientific study that shows any causative link between saline/silicone gel breast implants and autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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Could a breast implant rupture from applying extreme pressure?

Yes: Breast implant shells soften with time due to a lyposis reaction and by 20 years are often able to be damaged by mammograms and car accidents. We remove older implants in surgery and they rupture with very little pressure in some cases. ...Read more

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Breast implant removal --is it major surgery?

Breast implant removal --is it major surgery?

Ruptured or not.: Removal of an uncomplicated saline or silicone implant can be simple and performed under a straight local anesthetic if a capsulectomy is not required. Severe capsular contractures, pocket transitions, delayed silicone ruptures, textured implants, etc can present with various clinical pictures that may be significantly more complicated and may require more extensive surgical procedures. ...Read more

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How dangerous is breast implant removal surgery?

How dangerous is breast implant removal surgery?

Very safe: Removal of breast implants can be done very safely if performed by an qualified plastic surgeon with experience in breast enhancement. The procedure generally involves removal of the implant with/without adjustment of the surrounding scar capsule. A drain is placed and ultimately removed 1-3 days later. Over time, the tissue then shrinks down and usually assumes a very natural appearance. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breast implant removal surgery?

Can you tell me about breast implant removal surgery?

BreastImplantRemoval: Women may decide for various reasons that they are ready for removal of breast implants. Breast implant removal is a straightforward procedure, but the decision must be made whether a breast lift is also desired, as breast implants stretch the breast skin over time, and after implant removal, the remaining breast tissue can appear loose and saggy. Discuss options with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more