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Bbeasley64
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I had breast augmentation at 16 yrs old and am 41 now and I was told that i have a leak in the left side. I have an indention down and over my left


nipple when my arm is raised and it puffs out on the opposite side and hurts they are saline. I have no insurance so was wondering if I left it this way although I don't want to would it do harm in the future. It has not gone down yet and I noticed it over 2 months ago and it swells and is getting worse.

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docblinski


Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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February 9, 2010 2:33 PM

You need a mammogram to make sure there are npo other issues, ie CANCER! Than see 3 boarded plastic surgeons for an in person evaluation. From MIAMI (more)
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drpousti


Plastic surgeon
La Jolla, CA
United States
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  Revisionary breast surgery
February 9, 2010 11:58 AM

Based on the information you provided, it does not seem like you are having issues with just an implant rupture. Usually with saline implants, the body absorbs the saline solution and the (more)
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anitapatelmd


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Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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  Best to at least seek in person consultation
February 8, 2010 8:00 PM

What worries me in your question is that you state you have pain and swelling, and that it is getting worse with time. That does not sound like a simple implant rupture, or leak.

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DrMarkmann


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Ellicott City , MD
United States
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  Ruptured Saline Imlant? Sooner better than later
November 9, 2009 4:58 PM

Hey there
As to "Would it do harm to leave a ruptured saline implant in place?" No, it will not harm you in any way. However, waiting a prolonged time, and allowing the implant to (more)
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ajdb01
the Woodlands, TX
United States
  Hello I was wondering if you got your impant fixed.
March 2, 2010 6:08 PM

I was wondering if you had your implant fixed and if you have ever had a autoimmune disorder. Sounds like you did good to have your implants for 25 years. Thanks for your reply! Hope you got the issue resolved!



 



 

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