Will a Ruptured Silicone Implant Hurt and Continue to Hurt?

i experenced a heavy force to my chest and heard a pop. my ribs don't hurt so was wondering if an implant could have ruptured. the breast that took the blunt force is hurting and continuing to be painful. Are ruptured implants suppose to hurt? Thanks!

Doctor Answers (3)

Rupture implant and pain


A rupture implant in an of itself should not hurt but you may be experiencing discomfort secondary to the trauma that you sustained.  You should get looked at by a doctor.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Can ruptured implants be painful


If you are experiencing pain after trauma to your chest you see your physician and or plastic surgeon. You could have injured not only the implant, but your chest wall (rib cage, muscles, etc.)  A ruptured saline implant is usually obvious to detect whereas a silicone implant requires an MRI to accurately diagnose.

Best wishes,


William Bruno, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Blunt Force Causing Rupture


I think it would be a very good idea to see a Plastic Surgeon to see if anything happened your breast implant. The impact could have harmed your implant but the only person that would be ble to determine that would be a doctor. It is best to see someone sooner rather than later to make sure you're taken care of. Best of Luck!

Miguel Delgado, Jr., MD
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

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