Single PIP Rupture, Breast Uplift and Tummy Tuck Surgery

Aurora is now part of The Private Clinic, a nationwide group of clinics with over 35 years of experience specialising in Cosmetic Surgery and Skin and a Trust Pilot 5 star rating. For comprehensive information, before and after photos and costs on Implant removal and replacement procedures click here or for Breast Uplift procedures click here and for Tummy Tuck procedures click here

Our expert Plastic Surgeon Adrian Richards is the Medical Director for The Private Clinic. Clinics are located in BirminghamBristolBuckinghamshireGlasgowLondon Harley StreetLeedsManchester and Northampton.

Our patient in this video came for removal and replacement of her PIP implants, along with a breast uplift (mastopexy) for a better breast shape, and also a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to remove excess skin and tissue from her stomach area.
Immediately as the breast is opened to remove the right implant, we see fluid oozing out of it. This fluid is red, and not the creamy like we are used to seeing, but there is enough of it for us to have an educated guess that the implant is definitely ruptured. We find out the implant does have a small rupture before Mr Richards moves onto the mastopexy part of the surgery. We see a stage of this, where the rest is explained before it is completed, and we get shown the second PIP implant after its removal. This implant is not ruptured, but does have deflation and gel bleed.
Moving onto the abdominoplasty part of the procedure, Mr Richards explains what he is about to do, showing the area of skin/tissue to be removed. We then skip to when the tissue has been removed and the wound has been sewn up to an extent. He then proceeds to perform some liposuction in the hip area, using the wound as an entry point. After this the wound is closed before the implants are examined in more depth after the operation.
When showing the implants after the surgery, Mr Richards squeezes the ruptured PIP, to show exactly where the rupture is. As he does this, the shell splits more, which is a perfect example of how fragile the implant casings are, and with the contant stress and strain of movement within the human body, the implant would consistently deteriorate.