27 Oct My Silicone Breast Implants Ruptured! Now What?
Although never in the ultimate plan, silicone breast implants are known to rupture. They are not intended to last a lifetime, so with that in mind, they occasionally do rupture because of fatigue. When this occurs, the silicone, more likely than not, will be contained in the fibrous capsule enveloping the implant.
It’s important to note the rupture should not be considered an emergency. However, your surgeon should be contacted and you should be examined. The ruptured implant should be removed as soon as possible. Should the ruptured implants be left for a prolonged period, there is a chance that complications could develop. If left in, the silicone could leak into the lymph nodes and/or surrounding tissue. This can result in silicone granule a, which is an inflammatory process initiated by the silicone present. This situation is not life threatening, but it can make implant exchange more challenging.
When the surgeon removes the ruptured implants, removing the breast capsule as well may be needed. In most cases, new implants can be placed during this procedure.
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