Integrated Aesthetics

Breast Implant Rupture

A breast implant rupture can be corrected with breast implant revision surgery to remove or replace your implant. If your saline implants have deflated or if an x-ray or MRI shows that your silicone implant has a leak, consider breast revision surgery.

Avg Cost: $5000+
Avg Recovery: 4 - 6 Weeks
Discomfort Level:
Anesthesia: Local, General or IV Sedation

If your breasts have deflated after a breast augmentation with an implant, or if an x-ray or MRI shows that your silicone implant has a leak, you will need surgery to remove the implant. Sometimes the outer shell of the implant breaks down, causing the silicone to leak and the scar tissue around the implant to harden. When this happens, it is important to remove the implants. During the surgery, Dr. Cho can remove silicone material from implant leaks. Even if your breast implants have not ruptured, you should have them removed every 10-15 years or so.

Once Dr. Cho has determined that you are a good candidate for breast implant rupture surgery, you will be given intravenous sedation or general anesthesia before the procedure. An incision will be placed along the lower fold of your pressed or around or below the areola. Dr. Cho will choose the technique for the breast revision surgery. He will use sutures, skin adhesives, clips or tapes to close the incisions.

A breast lift can be performed in conjunction with breast implant rupture surgery.

PROS

CONS

  • If you remove your breast implants without replacing them, you need not fear ruptures that result in the removal of breast tissue.
  • You may find that you have a wider choice of clothing that fits well.
  • You will not have the expense of MRI’s to check for ruptures.
  • You may have sagging and loose skin when the implant is removed.
  • You will have scarring at the incision site.
  • You may have loss of feeling in the nipples.
  • There is a risk of anesthesia complications.

There are some risks to look out for after your breast implant rupture surgery. You will have the usual risks of surgery such as anesthesia risks, bleeding, hematoma, seroma and infection. You may also have scarring and numbness in the nipple and areola.

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