I had silicone PIP implants done 11 years ago in Mexico. They've always been a bit asymetrical, one nipple larger than the other but I've never had problems. Recently, my r/breast is much higher, rounder, firmer & larger than the left. It even feels warmer to touch but no "pain". I have no Plastic Surgeon & afraid to think of what cost for revision would be. What is worse healthwise, CC, or rupture? How long can a rupture stay in place before complications? Would BCBS PPO cover MRI? Thank you!
Silicone CC or Rupture 11 Years Post Op?
Doctor Answers 4
Problems with PIP implants
You need revision surgery. Therefore skip the MRI and find a board certified experienced plastic surgeon. Insurance will not pay for the MRI if they know your surgical history and the reason you are having the study. I recommend you not delay seeking treatment too long.
Thank you for your question,
It sounds like you may have a rupture. I would check directly with
your insurance to see if they would cover the MRI but also highly
recommend seeking an in person consultation Asap with a board certified
plastic surgeon about any type of revisional surgery.
Dr. Sam Speron
PIP implants need to be replaced or removed
Your implants sound like they are ruptured. There is a recall on the PIP implants. Please get an MRI if you need confirmation but it sounds like your implants have lasted you a long time already and they are ready to be replaced.