I have implants in both breasts and they are ruptured. How soon should I get them fixed?
Kris Reddy (West Palm Beach, FL) on Aug 19, 2011
Each patient is different. However, if you have or suspect a rupture you should see a board certified plastic surgeon to gain his/her insights as soon as possible.
George Lefkovits (New York, NY) on Aug 19, 2011
There is no urgent need to replace ruptured implants, but I would suggest doing it as soon as you get a chance, for aesthetic reasons if nothing else.
John Obi (Jacksonville, FL) on Aug 19, 2011
Once it is confirmed that the silicone gel filled implants have failed, the removal and/or replacement should be carried out at your first convenience. This is not an emergency, but should be undertaken as soon as possible. Delaying the removal only allows more time for additional scarring, which makes the corrective procedure more difficult.
Elie Levine (New York, NY) on Aug 23, 2011
It depends on the type of implants. If your implants are saline, there is no urgency. A patient can wait as long as necessary as long as they are comfortable with the cosmetic implications of a collapsed implant. With silicone implants, ruptured implants should be removed as quickly as possible to avoid silicone that may leak from the ruptured shell.