After Rupture, is It Possible to Replace Just One Implant?

my right salin breast ruptured about a week ago, is it possible to replace just that one? The implants are about 3 1/2 years old.

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Replacement of Rupture Saline Impant

Yes, it is very possible to get a replacement of only one saline implant. It would be best if you could get the operative report with all of your information about the procedure on it or if you still have the stickers from the manufacturer of the implants. This will give you the size and type of implant. You can also contact the two breast implant companies or see your plastic surgeon.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Replacing Ruptured Saline Implants

Absolutely, the normal process would be to replace only the ruptured implant unless the implants were older, you wanted to change to silicone or you wanted a change in the appearance of your beasts.  If you were happy up until the rupture, then you could replace the single implant without any problem.  I would recommend doing this sooner than later as the pocket can contract if left for a prolonged period of time.

Best of luck

Vincent Marin, MD, FACS

La Jolla Plastic Surgeon

Vincent P. Marin, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Ruptured Implant Replacement

It is certainly possible to replace only the ruptured implant, leaving the intact implant alone.  In fact, that is the course elected by the overwhelming majority of patients in my experience.

John Whitt, MD (retired)
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
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After Rupture, is It Possible to Replace Just One Implant?

After Rupture, is It Possible to Replace Just One Implant? at 3.5 years this seems to be a reasonable approach.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Implant replacement

You certainly can have just the one implant exchanged as long as there is nothing wrong with the other one.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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