Jul
2014

Q&A: My implant ruptured, do I have to go to the emergency room?

Ask A Doctor Question: 

I have a rupture in my left implant it feels empty and looks dropt. What do I have to do?? Do I have to go to emergency???

- Maria

Answer: 

HOWARD A TOBIN, MD, FACS - LocateADoc.com

Maria
Assuming you have a saline implant, there is no emergency at all.  Your body absorbs the saline and there is no risk.  As far as treatment, the implant will have to be replaced and the pocket adjusted to allow proper fit.  This can be done at any time and there is no urgency at all.  In most cases, much of the cost may be covered by the manufacturer's warrantee, and in nearly all cases, a new implant will be provided at no cost to you.
 
Hope this helps

--HOWARD A TOBIN, MD, FACS
325-695-3630
Abilene, TX

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