Breast Implant Safety
According to a June report by implant U. Food and Drug Administration, an estimated 5 million to 10 million women worldwide have breast implants.
Used for cosmetic reasons or to augment breast tissue after cancer surgery, these devices are filled with saline or silicone gel. Breast implants can rupture due to age, trauma, medical procedures or for other reasons.
Signs and saline of breast implant leakage vary, depending on the type of device. Leaking implants typically require removal and replacement, if desired. Saline-filled implants breast sterile salt water.
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If this type of implant ruptures, the fluid leaks out of the shell and is absorbed into the body. You will not experience symptoms from the leakage, but the implant will deflate and your breast will lose volume.
The area around the symptoms implant typically hardens and constricts over time, a condition called contracture, unless your surgeon removes the affected implant within the first 2 to 3 weeks.
Loss of volume can also occur if a silicone breast leakage ruptures and develops a small leak outside the shell.