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For how long can I wait to remove my silicone breast implant if leaking?

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Dr. Jason Lichten
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 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 removed. New implants can be placed at the same operation. I am not aware of any studies that show major problems or tests for silicone toxicity. Even with that, see a board certified plastic surgeon to consider removal of the implants and silicone.

In brief: 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 removed. New implants can be placed at the same operation. I am not aware of any studies that show major problems or tests for silicone toxicity. Even with that, see a board certified plastic surgeon to consider removal of the implants and silicone.
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