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Breast Implant Rupture

After a breast augmentation procedure, some patients may experience a rupture or leak of a breast implant. A rupture occurs when there is a hole or tear in the implant shell, through which the silicone gel or saline solution filler can begin to leak. According to the FDA, it is important to undergo breast implant exchange or removal as soon as is feasible after a rupture is detected. This will help preserve the integrity of the breast pocket and minimize the risk of complications. Award-winning George Alexander, MD, FACS has been one of the top plastic surgeons in Las Vegas, Nevada for over 20 years. He is highly experienced in treating ruptured saline and silicone breast implants with world-class results.

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About Breast Implant Rupture


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The length of your recovery will depend on the type of surgery that is performed to treat your ruptured breast implants. Typically, a full recovery takes six weeks, but most patients feel well enough to resume their daily activities after one week. Dr. Alexander will provide aftercare directions that detail activity limitations for your unique case.

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If you choose to undergo a breast implant exchange procedure, Dr. Alexander may utilize the same incisions that were placed during the original breast augmentation to reduce the risk of additional scarring. However, it is often best to use inframammary incisions for optimal results.

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Dr. Alexander has gained over 20 years of breast surgery experience and earned multiple board certifications. He applies his vast knowledge and surgical expertise to devise entirely personalized procedures for each of his patients to deliver the best results.

The overall price of ruptured breast implant treatment depends on various factors, including the surgical technique, anesthesia fees, the severity of a patient’s condition, anticipated duration of surgery, and whether new implants are placed or not. An exact cost will be calculated for you during the initial consultation appointment.

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Patients who undergo treatment for their ruptured breast implants can expect some discomfort following corrective surgery. Dr. Alexander uses an advanced dual anesthetic technique which patients have stated provides superior comfort after surgery. The physical ailments that stem from implant failure should be significantly reduced after recovery, and any post-operative pain can be managed with medication.


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Las Vegas, Nevada USA | (702) 242-6776

"Dr. Alexander and his staff are all accommodating and friendly. Dr. Alexander takes time to really address your concerns and questions. He is an awesome doctor. We highly recommend him to anyone in need of cosmetic surgery.” five star rating

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