What are the symptoms of a prosthetic break?
It is important to know what type of implant we have to identify the symptoms that its breakage can produce.
1. Saline prosthesis: its rupture usually produces deflation of the prosthesis, which implies that we will notice a loss of volume and shape in the affected breast. It can be abrupt at the time of the break or notice it progressively in a few days.
2. Silicone gel prosthesis: in most cases it does not produce symptoms and tends to go unnoticed. Sometimes it can cause pain, burning, or a feeling of small lumps in the chest or armpit.
What is a silent or silent break?
What is a silent or silent tear? When a breast implant breaks, some women may notice reduced breast size, lumps or small lumps, uneven appearance of the breast, pain, itching, swelling, numbness, burning, or change. in sensitivity. However, most tears occur without symptoms.
Most silicone gel prosthesis breaks do not give symptoms that alert us to what has happened. They do not cause pain or noticeable physical changes in the chest. That is why they tend to go unnoticed. This imperceptible behavior causes them to be called “silent or silent breaks” due to their apparent silence regarding what is happening.