I know its unlikely for mentor silicone c-gel to rupture and leak but not impossible right ??
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Breast implant leaks are rare but possible.
Breast implants, like any medical device, can fail and don’t have a lifetime guarantee, although the overall percentage rate for implant rupture incidence is low. Scar tissue, or capsular contracture, forming around the breast implant could be causing the lumps, soreness and swelling you describe, and capsular contracture can develop in response to a leak. It's a good idea to visit your plastic surgeon to find out what’s going on and discuss treatment options. An MRI is typically needed to detect a leak or rupture in silicone implants.
Certainly you have enough symptoms to warrant an evaluation by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Implants can rupture a lot earlier than you might expect. If both breasts are soft, meaning no capsular contracture (Baker 1), implant integrity can be assessed by careful physical exam. Implant rupture alone typically would not cause pain. However capsular contracture can cause pain and cause the implanted breasts to look and feel different. Additionally it is important to evaluate the lumps to determine whether it is a fold in the implant or a true breast mass which would call for further evaluation. Implant rupture this early is covered by the manufacturers warranty. If you purchased the additional warranty for capsular contracture, then that would typically be covered as well.
Ruputured silicone implant?
I hope it's not a rupture.
All the best.
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I urge you to follow-up with your plastic surgeon for a thorough examination of your breasts.
There could be a failure of the implant device – i.e., rupturing, tears, etc. Since you describe a “compression and pain,” there may alternatively be a capsular contracture. Your surgeon may best tell you. You may require an MRI to check for the presence of gel leakage or to determine whether your silicone implant has indeed ruptured.
Hope this helps.