Breast Implant Removal
Ruptured Silicone Implant Exchange
This very active 70 year old patient had breast augmentation with silicone implants placed in 1980. Over time these implants ruptured and she developed severe contractures, or tightening, of the implant capsules. She felt like she had “hard tennis balls” on her chest. She underwent total capsulectomies with removal of her implants, capsules, and all scar tissue. She had replacement with smooth, round, highly cohesive (gummy bear) implants. She did not desire a breast lift. She has a significant improvement in appearance and comfort.