Breast Implants Rupture

Rupture of the mammary prosthesis is due to aging of the material of which they are made.

There is no exists today a prosthesis “for life” and its durability depends on many factors: quality of materials, manufacturing quality, handling during surgery, rather than placement and activity of women, breast trauma, etc. .

In a recent study conducted by Allergan on the need for further surgery during the ten years following breast augmentation, one in ten anatomical implants surgically will be reviewed by the suspected break. In the case of round  implants other studies indicate that this occurs in up to 25% of the implants.

The diagnosis of ruptured implant is usually performed during the breast examination by ultrasound or MRI, and that often does not cause any specific symptoms. It is therefore very important to have regular reviews with your plastic surgeon as often as directed.
Replacement surgery due to rupture of breast implants uncomplicated with other situations (capsular contracture, travel, fall breast, etc.), usually simple and is done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and sedation, postoperative recovery being short term.

Come to the clinic of Dr. Terrén, your specialist on breast implants rupture in Valencia. Consult me ​​your problem and seek a better and more customized solution using the best resources available to me.

Breast prosthesis

There are several types of breast implants according to their composition, although it is now generally recognized that the best performance and durability found in silicone gel implants (semicohesivos or cohesive). They offer a more natural feel, safety and durability (estimated in decades).

The fifth generation of breast implants include a semi-solid gel that reduces the leakage of gel cover (“gel bleed”) and migration of silicone filled implant in his pocket that contains it, with a very low incidence of contracture capsular and the rupture of the device, and higher rates of improvement in medical safety and in the length of the implants. Among these are preformed breast implants, also called anatomical, which provide a more quality, durability, reduced complications and aesthetic improvements. Leading manufacturers in the world (three today) are accepted in the U.S. market, and have overcome complex tests of quality, durability and study of complications before being approved by the FDA (Food and DrugAdministration).

Specifically, the NATRELLE™ manufactured by Allergan, are guaranteed by the manufacturer for life and are what I recommend to my patients, round (INSPIRE) or anatomical (410 STYLE).


Currently I recommend, in most cases, the use of anatomical breast implants with a subfascial technique. In the next post you can learn more about anatomical implants.

Videos of breast augmentation

You can see a full explanation of this type of intervention through the following vídeos of breast augmentation.

A continuación te presentamos varios casos del antes y después de varias mujeres que han sido intervenidas de esta patología. 

Second Breast Surgeries