Do both silicone and saline breast implants rupture?
The idea of a breast implant rupturing terrifies me. That isn't going to stop me from going forward with breast augmentation surgery but I need to know whether silicone and saline breast implants are equally apt to rupture or is one more guaranteed against this happening than the other? Your informed response will have a huge impact on my journey toward my goal of getting breast augmentation surgery.
Hi. Both saline and silicone implants can rupture. Saline implants seem to do this a little sooner than the newer silicone implants. Even if they rupture, it is unlikely that this will pose a threat to your health. However, when this happens, the implant needs to be replaced. Best of luck with your breast augmentation!
Dr. Jonathan Heistein has 17 Breast Augmentation before & afters:
Silicone and saline implants both rupture. Of course, if a saline implant ruptures you'll immediately know it. If a modern silicone gel implant ruptures, an MRI may be necessary to diagnose it. A ruptured implant is probably not of great concern, though we recommend implant exchange in those cases. Good luck!
Dr. Jonathan Zelken has 6 Breast augmentation, Breast lift, Tummytuck before & afters: