Removal and Replacement of Ruptured PIP Breast Implants

This patient had come to Aurora Clinics looking to get her PIP breast implants removed and replaced.
She had experienced problems on the left hand side with swelling, pain and tenderness ever since receiving her PIP implants, and an ultrasound scan had suggested that the left implant had ruptured.
Upon removing the implants, we discovered it was in fact the other side, the right implant, that had completely ruptured. This implant was not causing the patient any localised symptoms on that side – known as a ‘silent rupture’. The left implant was intact, but was exhibiting significant gel bleed.
A haematoma was also found in the right breast cavity, where a significant amount of old blood had collected. This was cleaned out for the patient, and both PIP implants removed and replaced.
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