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?


F, 34, New York

Tags:breasts painful breasts 1 year post-op silicone implants rupture

Thank you for the question but there are no symptoms associated with a silicone rupture but if concerned have an MRI done.

Dr Corbin

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.