Is a breakage an urgent situation?
The breakage of a prosthesis is not an emergency since the material contained in the implant is neither toxic nor harmful to our body. Anyway, if the rupture supposes a loss of the volume or the shape of the breast, a situation of pain or another unpleasant symptom can generate an emergency situation in the need to solve the problem.
How should I act after the diagnosis of prosthetic rupture?
Although it is not a situation that puts our health at risk immediately, we must be aware that it is an anomalous situation that we must resolve. In all cases of rupture, the solution passes through the removal of the affected implant and the filling material that may have spread.
If it is an intracapsular rupture, the content of the implant will be limited and the risks are less. In this case we can take a more prudent attitude and schedule the intervention on a date that should not be more than three months from the diagnosis. In the case of an extracapsular rupture in which the content of the filling has spread to other areas, it is advisable to perform the intervention immediately, although it is not an emergency.