Is it normal for silicone implants to rupture after 1 year?
I had silicone implants a year ago and I am concerned that one of the implants has ruptured. Around 6 months after the surgery, I began to feel numbness, pain and a tingly sensation in my left breast. I addressed my issue to my PS and he assured me it is normal and part of the recovery process. A year post surgery, my breast still feels the same but the pain is greater. Did my silicone implant rupture or do I have other complications? If it has ruptured, how should I proceed?
It is very unlikely for the implants to rupture so early, but that doesn't mean its impossible. Your symptoms don't sound like a ruptured implant. You need to discuss your symptoms one on one with your PS so he/she can help you get to the bottom of it. Once you figure out what is causing the pain, then you and your PS can come up with a plan to fix it. I would hope that your PS would not dismiss these complaints, but if so, then you should get another opinion.