How Common Is a Breast Implant Rupture?
Added on 25th February 2020
During breast implant surgery consultation, a big fear for patients tends to be about whether a breast implant rupture can occur. We tend to be asked quite often whether it is common for this to happen after breast implant surgery. In this vlog, we’ll look more into ruptures of breast implants and whether it can happen often to patients.
Is having a breast implant rupture common?
It can be very uncommon for a rupture in the breast implant to occur after surgery. Since breast implant surgery has been introduced, it’s believed around 1-2% of patients have witnessed a breast implant rupture after their surgery.
What happens when a rupture occurs?
A breast implant rupture tends to happen when there has been damage to the breast implant shell. One of the biggest concerns of this occurring is that the silicone residue inside the implant will then begin to leak. In previous cases where implant rupture has occurred, the capsule inside the implant has been known to wall off the rupture. This has prevented the silicone from leaking.
What should I do if I feel I have a ruptured breast implant?
As previously mentioned, it can be uncommon for a breast implant rupture to occur. However, if you feel as though your breast implant has incurred a rupture or feel as though the implant is leaking, it would be advised that you book a consultation with us.
Through a consultation, we’ll be able to examine the breast implant in closer detail. We may also consider using an ultrasound or MRI scan to understand whether a leak has occurred and how we can look to diagnose the leak for you.
If we discover a rupture in your breast implant after the examination has taken place, there are many options that we have available in order to help you with your issue.
Book a consultation with UK Aesthetic today and we’ll be able to help with any concerns that you have.Back to videos