Many women who had their breasts enhanced through breast augmentation know that their implants are not meant to last forever.
Over time, a woman’s breast implants can weaken from wear and tear and cause them to rupture and deflate.
Although some patients notice this concern as it is happening, others may not realize their implants are ruptured.
If you are experiencing this medical condition, we have provided a list of what to do when your implants rupture and how to take the proper steps to avoid any further complications.
Schedule a Follow-Up With Your Surgeon
If you feel your implants have ruptured or shifted in any way, it is important that you contact your surgeon to schedule a follow-up appointment.
Checking in with your surgeon can help them determine if your breast implants are in good condition.
They will also make sure your implants are not posing any health risks to your body.
Your surgeon may also recommend you come in for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening depending on the type of implant you have.
Performing self-checks at your home can also help you know if your implants are still intact or if you need to see a doctor right away.
Check How Long Your Implants Will Last
Most women have the choice of choosing either saline and silicone implants.
Knowing how long your type of implant is expected to last can better help you understand what happens when they do rupture.
For example, saline implants are filled with a sterile saltwater solution and when ruptured deflate quickly.
When this happens, you will immediately notice that your breasts have changed in size and shape.
Silicone implants, on the other hand, are pre-filled with silicone gel and tend to have a lower rupture rate.
However, when these implants rupture they are more difficult to detect and require an MRI.
Look Into Getting Breast Revision Surgery
Once you have gotten your implants checked out, your surgeon may recommend breast revision surgery to remove and replace the damaged implants.
Breast revision surgery is designed to correct breast complications that occurred following your previous breast augmentation.
This procedure involves the removal and replacement of saline or silicone implants after they have ruptured.
Your surgeon will determine the best technique for you during your consultation.
How Can We Help You?
To learn more about the process and cost of breast revision and how we can help you with your ruptures implants, please call our office at (214) 827-8407 or schedule a consultation with us online today!