Unfortunately, not all implants are created equally. Some implants are more prone to damage over time, and some may even leak due to trauma. Calcification is another issue that is common with certain implants. Taken together, ruptured and calcified implants can be difficult to deal with, and if you have these problems, you undoubtedly want to deal with them right away. Dr. Aronowitz can help with that. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Aronowitz has built a reputation as a “doctor’s doctor” – offering some of the best treatment for breast-related issues here in Los Angeles. Schedule a consultation to speak with the doctor and get the help you deserve today.
What Causes Ruptured and Calcified Implants?
Implant ruptures can be caused by many factors, including trauma to the breast, surgical error, cracks that develop over time, and pressure during mammogram procedures. This applies to both saline and silicone implants.
Calcification can occur due to benign changes in the breast, such as a fibroadenoma or the formation of breast cysts. They can also form if you’ve had an infection in your breast tissue.
Treatments for Ruptured and Calcified Implants
Implant replacement surgery is necessary if you have ruptured or calcified implants. This procedure is done under general anesthesia. During the operation, Dr. Aronowitz will make an incision around the perimeter of the areola or under the lower fold of your breasts. He will then remove the damaged implants along with scar tissue and add the new implants. Stitches, tape, or skin adhesives will close the incisions.
What Results Can I Expect?
Proper implant replacement will minimize the complications of having leaked implants in your body. That said, you will require some bedrest after the surgery and should refrain from exercise until your body heals. Dr. Aronowitz will discuss any possible medications as well as the use of compression garments following the procedure during your initial consultation.
Find Treatments for Ruptured and Calcified Implants in Los Angeles, CA
If you have calcified implants or have noticed a leak, don’t wait! Getting your implants replaced quickly will reduce the likelihood of major complications. Dr. Aronowitz can perform a replacement surgery here at our Los Angeles office. Learn more by filling out and submitting the schedule form below or calling our office at (310) 659-0705.