Rupture of breast implants and a case we operated on today
The video and photos below show an interesting case of a lady we operated on earlier today.
This patient had Breast Enlargement surgery six years ago with what looks like thin-walled cohesive gel implants. You can see the implant on the right was ruptured while the implant on the left was intact.
We managed to remove the silicone on both sides and clean the area up completely before inserting new breast implants.
As you see, these old thin-walled implants were very runny (low cohesive silicone). These are more prone to rupture than later implants, and if they do, the silicone is much runnier and can disperse more than the thicker silicone within the new implants.