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Ruptured Implants and How to Deal With Them

Breast implantation is a common cosmetic enhancement that is generally safe for most women, but in some instances, breast implants can rupture and need to be removed and/or replaced. If your implants have ruptured, we want you to know what steps to take to remedy the issue as soon as possible. There are several treatment options to be aware of so you can make an informed decision regarding your procedure. With the right information, it is possible to make the best decision to correct ruptured implants and maintain a stunning breast appearance.

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Identifying a Ruptured Implant

The first thing anyone should do if they suspect that their implant has ruptured is to schedule an appointment with a doctor. It is critical to have the breasts examined, and an MRI is often recommended to ascertain the severity of any rupture. An MRI is necessary for silicone implants, while most saline implants can be examined visually. If you think you have a ruptured implant, speak with a medical professional immediately.

Treatment Options

Once it has been determined that one or both of your implants have ruptured, there are two main options for corrective treatment.

Breast Revision

The first option is to have a full breast revision. A breast revision can include removal of an old implant and replacement with a new implant. Repositioning and further enhancement of the breasts are often achieved during a breast implant revision. Sometimes, the procedure is as simple as replacing the ruptured implants with new ones. In other cases, it is necessary to remove scar tissue and manipulate the breast pockets.

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Implant Removal

Also, some patients choose to have their ruptured implants removed without an implant replacement. Implant removal is an excellent option for those who have decided that breast implants are not the best choice for them due to weight fluctuations, aging, or preference changes over time.

Schedule a Consultation

If you require any cosmetic surgery, your chances of success are higher if you cease smoking, are in good health, and have enough time to recover properly. Make sure to schedule a consultation as soon as possible if you believe that your breast implants have ruptured.

Keep in mind that surgery involving ruptured implants can be more complicated than a traditional breast augmentation. To obtain the best results, it is imperative that you choose a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Roxanne Guy. With 33 years of experience and a history of success with breast revision surgery, Dr. Guy is an excellent choice for those who need surgery due to a ruptured implant.

If you are interested in breast augmentation, breast revision, or implant removal, please contact our office at 321-727-1600.