HAVE YOUR BREAST IMPLANTS GONE WRONG?
Problems with breast implants gone wrong can range from discomfort to a disfigured appearance. When breast implant problems affect your health, self-esteem, or lifestyle you should not have to live with these issues. Breast specialists, Dr. Cassileth and Dr. Killeen have the training, skill, and advanced technology to repair and correct your breasts into the breasts you have always wanted.
CORRECT HARD BREAST IMPLANTS
If your breast implants feel increasingly firm, or have moved from their original position, it’s not just uncomfortable, it’s a condition known as capsular contracture. Capsular contracture occurs in about 26.9% of breast implants cases.* Capsular contracture will not resolve by itself or improve over time. Instead, it can become worse, causing one or both of your breasts to become deformed in appearance, and cause you pain. Capsular contracture is ranked from mild, where the breast feels slightly firm, to severe, where the breast is pulled upward and feels very hard. Breast specialists, Dr. Cassileth and Dr. Killeen will correct capsular contracture during breast implant removal or replacement.
CORRECT BREAST IMPLANT PLACEMENT
A flexion deformity will get worse over time, and it will continue to be a problem until it is fixed with surgery. Your treatment for a flexion deformity will depend on how your breast implant is reacting to movement. If your implants can float up to your collarbones, then the upper part of the pocket needs to be closed so that your implant is in a normal, lower position. If your flexing creates a divot or groove under the breast, the solution is to control the location of the muscle so it no longer allows the skin and breast to divot when flexed. Breast specialists, Dr. Cassileth and Dr. Killeen will correct breast implant placement during breast implant removal or replacement.
CORRECT LEAKING OR RUPTURED IMPLANTS
Breast implants gone wrong can also stem from rupture or leakage. New symptoms of rupture of your implants are hardening, soreness, or firm spots next to your breast implant and may all be signs of leaking silicone implants. It is also important to know that often there are no symptoms for ruptured implants, the rupture will only be discovered during a routine mammogram or ultrasound, and are best diagnosed with MRI. Regardless of the reaction each patient has to the rupture, for this type of breast implant revision, Breast specialists, Dr. Cassileth and Dr. Killeen will remove ruptured implants and the capsules surrounding them to extract all free silicone, called capsulectomy.
ADDRESS BREAST IMPLANT ILLNESS (BII)
After getting breast implants, some women experience fatigue, hypothyroidism, gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune symptoms, joint pain, and more. As a group, we are dedicated to working with these patients to uncover the underlying cause of the Breast Implant Illness (BII). Our research shows that over 50% of these patients carry biofilms, and specimens taken from these patients at the time of surgery that are positive for different varieties of bacteria. Many of our patients with BII find that their symptoms improve after removal of their breast implants