What To Do If Your Implant Ruptures

Breast implants not only give you larger, more supple looking breasts but they are also a fairly durable part of your body that can withstand physical fitness and daily activities for anywhere from 10-20 years. However, after time and sometimes due to a malfunctioning implant, your implant can rupture and leave you feeling a bit deflated. What can you do if your implant ruptures? Read on to learn more.

breast implantsSaline Implants Versus Silicone Implants
How quickly your implants change after rupture will depend on whether or not you have saline or silicone implants. If you have saline implants, they will deflate right away and you will immediately be able to notice because saline is made up of salt water which is easily and naturally absorbed by your body. However, if you have silicone implants it could take a couple of weeks or longer until you realize that you have a rupture. Because silicone is a more gel like substance, the material may not change at all (silent rupture), however it is still safe for your body to absorb so you won’t have anything to worry about.

When to Seek Attention
Although both saline and silicone aren’t going to harm your body if leaked into it, you will still want to call your plastic surgeon’s office as soon as possible. Not only will a ruptured breast implant make your breasts look lopsided and uneven they can even be a little uncomfortable at times.

How Are They Fixed
Unfortunately, your ruptured breast implant can’t be saved and used again, however, your surgeon will go in and give you new implants to give you back the breasts of your dreams. Make sure to consult with your surgeon about whether or not you can just replace the ruptured implant or if you should do both at once.

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