What Happens When Implants Rupture?

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Breast implants in Los Angeles are long term devices, but are not expected to last a lifetime. When you visit our Los Angeles office, you will gain valuable information regarding the procedure, including frank discussion on the life expectancy of implants. Breast implants can rupture or deflate – which would necessitate surgery to correct.

The satisfaction rate with our breast augmentation of Los Angeles patients is very high. Being well informed about breast augmentation yields even higher satisfaction with your ultimate decision.

What to do with a ruptured breast implant

Ruptures occur because of trauma or a defect in the implant shell. You may quickly see visible signs, or it may slowly become noticeable, depending on the type of implant.

What to expect from saline implant ruptures and leaks

  • Saline implant leaks tend to appear rapidly.
  • As the saline implant deflates, that breast will look smaller than the unaffected side.
  • Your body will simply reabsorb the saline.
  • A saline implant deflation can be easily replaced.
  • If you wait a considerable amount of time prior to having the implant replaced, the tissue characteristics of each breast may be different, and you may have some persistent asymmetry.
Silicone implant ruptures can often be silent, because the silicone will typically remain within the capsule (or natural scar tissue) formed around the implant. Over time, the capsule may develop a contracture resulting in a breast deformity or a hard knot or bulge. While there has been no proven link between silicone and health issues, we recommend removal as soon as a rupture is detected. The FDA recommends that women with silicone implants get MRI screenings every few years for early detection of ruptures.

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Breast augmentation is a safe procedure that allows a woman to feel good about her body. Gaining information about risks and breast implant problems enables you to move forward with confidence, and know what to do in the instance of any complications. You can obtain all the facts at our breast augmentation office in Los Angeles.

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