Ruptured Breast Implants

The implants have been in place for fourteen years...

The implants have been in place for fourteen years. An overly zealous technician busted one of them during a routine mammogram. I am 59 years old.

What danger is there, if any, in NOT removing ruptured breast implants?
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Ruptured silicone implants need to be removed so that patients do not develop silicone migration. In particular, older implants that were placed more than ten years ago are more likely to have silicone spillage. The newer cohesive gel implants are much less likely to lead to silicone migration, but they still can.
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Here's a Doctor Q&A thread that might help answer your question: Is it risky to wait before removing ruptured Silicone breast implants?
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