How to tell if your implant is ruptured

How to tell if your implant is ruptured

A common worry for women who have breast implants is whether the breast implant is ruptured or not.  This can become a source of worry particularly when the implants have been in place for a long time or after an injury to the breast.  Clinical examination alone is not very good at diagnosing a breast implant rupture, particularly if it is a ‘silent’ rupture. This means that there are no outward signs that the implant is ruptured. Some ruptures can extend beyond the implant capsule (extracapsular ruptures) and can cause an inflammatory response resulting in swelling, or hardening, of the breast. This can be associated with enlarged lymph glands under the arm because of silicone migration. At Implant Health our diagnostic packages combine expert clinical and radiological assessment to give you a rapid answer on the health of your implants and peace of mind.

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