What happens if my breast implant ruptures?
So if a breast implant ruptures, which is very rare, what happens is for the cohesive silicone gel or gummy bear gels, the implants I use, they will actually have a tear there. But it doesn’t leak, it kind of comes in, the tear is there, right? So the shell can flip around, but even if it is open, it doesn’t leak out. It kind of comes in and out and stays around the implant. So usually when we remove ruptured implants, what we see is this gel that is kind of stable and sticky around the breast tissue, but contained into a pocket. So it doesn’t go anywhere. It stays where the implant is. And this is basically what it looks like when we remove it. But you can see if the tear is there and the implant is ruptured, it doesn’t leak. Right? It just it stays inside the breast implant, it’s right there and it stays glued to the shell. So this is a very nice thing about the modern breast implant, they do not leak anymore.
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