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Sissy girl
one year ago

Health Implications from breast implant rupture

After a routine Mammogram, it was discovered that my implants of 40 years have ruptured. The one on my left side has gone outside the capsulation wall. I am now 60 years old and have no desire to have my implants exchanged unless medically necessary. I did read something on armpit lymphoid, and I do have some very occasional swelling and tenderness under my left armpit. What are the risks?

Procedure: Breast Implant Removal
Location: Goodlettsville, TN

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Samir Shureih

Mammogram may show ruptured silicone implants, this may be confirmed by MRI which is more definitive for the diagnosis. It also will show the extent of silicone migration to the axillary lymph nodes. In my opinion ruptured silicone implants needs to be removed. exchange of the implants is not medically necessary. You need to consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your options.

Tanongsak Panyawirunroj
ASPS Int. Surgeon
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You need revised breast implants with old silicone removal and for your armpit swelling may cause from silicone migration to axillary lymph nodes. Please consult your surgeon for fullycheck up prior to surgery.


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