Can a damaged silicone implant cause swelling and discomfort? (Photo)
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Can a damaged silicone implant cause swelling and discomfort?
Thank you for your question. I am very sorry to hear that you have a ruptured implant. I am happy that surgery is scheduled to remove the ruptured implant in 1 month. Ruptured implants can certainly cause the symptoms that you have. It will be important to determine if you have a seroma as well and your surgeon must check the capsule around the implant to make certain he do not have ALCL a tumor which can happen on an implant capsule.
A ruptured implant can cause swelling and a hardened breast. The rupture likely explains what is happening.
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