Breast implants are made from a silicone shell that is filled with saline or silicone gel. The silicone shell is very durable and not easily ruptured, but in rare circumstances, it can occur. If you have a breast implant rupture, you will need it removed or replaced by a qualified breast plastic surgeon. Dr. Ali Charafeddine at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute is an experienced plastic surgeon and implant expert who offers breast implant rupture repair surgery at our clinic in Miami.
Signs of a Breast Implant Rupture
Unless your breast was punctured in a traumatic injury, you may not know how or when a breast implant rupture occurs. Breast implants, especially modern designs, are very durable and do not tear or rupture easily. However, any implant can rupture or leak, even though it is rare. Saline and silicone implants react differently to ruptures. The saline is liquid, and it will leak out of the silicone shell and be absorbed by the body, shrinking the implant and breast. Silicone implants may be less noticeable when they are ruptured since the gel will stay in the area, but you may experience the following signs:
- Breast pain, aching or tenderness
- Breast shape changes – misshapen or lumps
- Reduced breast size
If you have any signs of a breast implant rupture, contact our clinic immediately. We can schedule an exam and consultation with Dr. Charafeddine to determine if you have a damaged breast implant. An MRI may be needed to view the implant and determine the damage.
Breast implant rupture repair surgery can be complex. It is much more than just removing or replacing the damaged implant. The scar tissue or capsule around the breast implant may need to be removed, and the breast may need to be reshaped to achieve the desired appearance. Dr. Charafeddine is a highly skilled plastic surgeon with extensive experience in placing and repairing breast implants. You can trust his expertise if you need corrective breast implant surgery.
If you need a breast implant rupture repair, contact us at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute in Miami. We will book your appointment with Dr. Ali Charafeddine to discuss your treatment and surgery options.