What Happens When a Breast Implant Ruptures?

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Stories of breast implants exploding onboard airplanes are untrue – Silicone implants today are remarkably safe, and even when the implant ruptures , they have a remarkable ability to retain its shape. In the first place, however, there should be no reason for the implant to rupture. The capsule can withstand an incredible amount of force before giving way.

The inside of the implant is a highly cohesive sticky gel – hence the term “gummy bear” implants.

Watch the video, to see what happens when a silicone breast implant ruptures.

(The implant in this video was used as a stress ball.. unfortunately, one of my patients got too stressed during a laser procedure and poked her nails into it, otherwise, it wouldn’t have ruptured!)

 

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