3 Signs of an Implant Rupture
While it’s rare, both saline and silicone implants can rupture and require The Woodlands women to get a breast revision (basically, swapping out the ruptured implant for a new one). In some cases, it may be extremely obvious that your implant has ruptured. In others, not so much. Here are 3 signs that you are experiencing an implant rupture.
- Your Saline Implant Has Deflated
The easiest way for women to know if their implant has ruptured and that they require a breast revision is if they have saline implants. When a saline implant ruptures, it quickly deflates, making the sudden implant rupture very obvious. If you experience this situation, come to see Dr. Myers immediately. You will require a breast revision.
- You Have Unexplained Pain and Swelling Near the Breast and Armpits and Have Silicone Breast Implants
It’s harder for The Woodlands women to know if their silicone breast implants have ruptured, which is why it’s recommended that women with silicone breast implants get periodic MRIs to check on the status of their implants. However, if you have unexplained pain and/or swelling near the breast or armpit, these may be signs that your silicone implant has ruptured, and will require the implant to be removed, as well as a breast revision if you want to keep your augmented shape.
- You Have Silicone Implants, but Now Your Breasts Have Changed in Shape, Size or Texture
Augmented breasts should maintain their shape. If you have silicone implants but they are changing in shape, size or texture, it’s time to see Dr. Myers. It’s possible this is a sign of an implant rupture, requiring the implant to be removed. A breast revision will be required to maintain the surgically enhanced shape, too.
We understand that when you choose to get a breast augmentation, you want long-lasting results. But while implant rupture is rare, even if your implants stay intact you may require an implant revision during your lifetime as implants themselves are not meant to last a lifetime. Communicating with Dr. Myers about what your breast revision timeline may look like depending on your age at your initial breast augmentation surgery is an important thing to understand. You deserve to be fully informed about the surgical procedure, and any potential follow up procedures, that may be necessary over the course of your life to maintain your augmented look.
At our practice in The Woodlands, Dr. Myers performs several breast revisions every year, either on patients he initially operated on, or patients who originally received a breast augmentation from another plastic surgeon. The important thing for you to know is that you can trust Dr. Myers’ skill and careful attention to detail when it comes to performing a breast revision.
If you are interested in a breast revision or you are displaying any of the symptoms of ruptured breast implants, give our office in The Woodlands a call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Myers. We can be reached at (936) 539-8115.