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Case 71: Ruptured Implants

  • Michael J. Higgs
  • E. Antonio Mangubat
  • Daniel Fleming
  • John Flynn
  • Melvin A. Shiffman
  • Brett J. Snyder
  • Darryl HodgkinsonEmail author
  • Anthony Erian
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Abstract

This case is about a patient who had breast augmentation 10 years previously using textured gel implants in the submuscular position. She presented with a lump in the axilla and ultrasound showed an extracapsular leak. Aspiration of the axillary mass disclosed silicone. The contributors discussed the removal of the implants with methods of removing the leaked silicone, whether capsulectomy or capsulotomy is advisable, and questions that should be asked of the patient.

References

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    Handel N (2006) Secondary mastopexy in the augmented patient: a recipe for disaster. Plast Reconstr Surg 118(Suppl):152S–163SCrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Rohrich RJ, Reese EM (2008) Breast augmentation today: saline versus silicone – what are the facts? Plast Reconstr Surg 121(2):669–672CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael J. Higgs
    • 1
  • E. Antonio Mangubat
    • 2
  • Daniel Fleming
    • 3
  • John Flynn
    • 4
  • Melvin A. Shiffman
    • 5
  • Brett J. Snyder
    • 6
  • Darryl Hodgkinson
    • 7
    Email author
  • Anthony Erian
    • 8
  1. 1.Parkside Cosmetic SurgeryParkside, AdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.La Belle Vie Cosmetic Surgery CentersTukwilaUSA
  3. 3.Cosmetic Surgery Institute of AustraliaFortitude ValleyAustralia
  4. 4.Private PracticeGold CoastAustralia
  5. 5.Private PracticeTustinUSA
  6. 6.Ponte Vedra Plastic SurgeryPonte Vedra BeachUSA
  7. 7.Private PracticeDouble BayAustralia
  8. 8.Private PracticeCambridgeUK

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