Undetected rupture of gel implant after blunt trauma to chest. Any suggestions?
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Undetected rupture of gel implant after blunt trauma to chest?
If your breast remains soft and your implant mobile and smooth, then I would not order an MRI, or proceed to surgery. The "extreme softness" you now note is likely due to rupture of your capsule, not your implant, but if your have firmness on the opposite side, then you have ample reason to consider re-operation without an unnecessary MRI. If both breasts (after healing of the trauma) are soft, then I would be very reluctant to operate on a scan.
I much prefer operating on patients with identifiable concerns and "fixable" problems! I know this advice is controversial, but after nearly 30 years of practice and thousands of breast implant patients, the FDA's advice makes no sense, and one set of advice does NOT "fit all." Just saying. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
Undetected gel implant rupture?
MRI of breast is needed
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