Deciding Whether to Replace or Just Remove Ruptured or Deflated Breast Implants

The vast majority of women who have undergone breast augmentation surgery are very happy with their outcome and the impact on their lives. For many, their lives are positively transformed in a multitude of ways. Which is exactly what they were seeking. These women may also be faced with another…

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Breast Revision Surgery for Ruptured Breast Implants

Breast revision surgery following a breast augmentation can be considered to be an expected eventuality if given a long enough time. The reason for this is that breast implants, whether silicone or saline, are not permanent in nature – at some point in time they will lose their integrity (intactness)…

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Is Routine MRI a Prudent, Cost Effective Choice for Women with Silicone Breast Implants?

You might have heard from someone or read online various recommendations regarding the need for MRI of your breasts every few years following the insertion of silicone breast implants such as for breast enlargement, breast lift with implants or breast reconstruction. If you recently had silicone implants placed or are…

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Silicone Breast Implants and the Utility of MRI’s to Screen for Rupture

There have been considerable technological advances in the design and construction of silicone breast implants since their early days. They are made with much thicker, stronger and durable outer shells that are filled with a very cohesive silicone gel – almost like taffy. The result is that they will withstand…

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An Uncommon Form Of Breast Revision Surgery: Permanent Removal of the Breast Implants

It has been my experience that most women who have had breast implants placed either for breast augmentation, breast lifts with enlargement or even for breast reconstruction rarely elect to have them removed permanently unless they have been experiencing long term problems. In fact, I have had numerous patients in…

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