The recent media regarding PIP breast implants has highlighted the possiblity that any impant, regardless of make or type can rupture.
In the case of silcone implant, a rupture is usually not apparrent at first because the implant contains a cohesive gel and therefore deflation does not occure. This is what you call a “silent phase” of rutpure and can be undectable on physical examination. It is only after some time when traces of silcone migrate and enlarge the lymph nodes in the arpit or on the chest wall appear that suspicions of rupture is raised.
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So if you have breast implants, go to your doctor for early detection and cancer prevention. Women are encouraged to have:
- A yearly physical examination by your MD
- a breast ultrasound examination, should implant rupture be suspected get a MRI examination
- Then if implant is reported in MRI, removal and replacement is required.
This assist in early detection of breast cancer in all women.