All the suggestions are valid. I know of a patient who simply punctured their implant with a small sharp object, deflated it and pulled it out. I don't recommend it, better to go to the ER.
Breast implant - needs to find a surgeon
Thank you for asking about your breast implant.
- The advice you were given is correct - you do need prompt treatment.
- If you have insurance, contact a plastic surgeon on your insurance panel.
- If you do not have insurance, go to a teaching center hospital or your county hospital for care.
- If you have funds for the surgery, and your surgeon was a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, I suggest you contact your surgeon and ask him to call a colleague in Naples for you so you can be seen and treated.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FAC
Implant eroding through skin
If the implant has eroded through the skin, it needs to be removed as soon as possible. If you do not have the funds to pay for it privately you should seek care at a county hospital or at a university hospital where there is a plastic surgery teaching program (residency). You can apply to be a “clinic” patient and they will usually provide care to at no charge or a reduced charge. Good luck.