What would happen if breast implants suddenly disappeared from a person’s body?

What would happen if breast implants suddenly disappeared from a person’s body?

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http://www.wrightlawnv.com asked:

Say a person had breast implants installed and one day as she was going about her business they ceased to exist–just disappeared from within the body. How would the woman feel? What would be the immediate effect on the person? Would she clutch her chest in pain?

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Posted in Qns & Ans on Mar 22nd, 2011, 3:09 pm by plastic_surgery_world   

2 Responses

  1. Amanda
    May 17th, 2010 | 1:44 am

    i really dont think that can happen

  2. Menthoids
    May 17th, 2010 | 11:58 pm

    This has happened, with one breast anyway, when it failed and leaked.

    A bit off putting, but as saline is readily absorbed by the body, no big deal.

    With silicone….here you go.
    The safety of silicone breast implants has been debated for years. There’s no scientific evidence that ruptured silicone implants cause serious, long-term health problems, such as cancer or autoimmune disorders. The major problem associated with a ruptured breast implant is the formation of scar tissue in the breast, which can lead to pain and disfigurement.

    When foreign material — such as an implant — is placed in your body, your body reacts by forming scar tissue around it. This is normal. If the scar tissue remains soft and pliable, it causes no problems. However, if a silicone implant ruptures, your body may react to this new foreign material — the leaking silicone gel — by forming additional scar tissue. The result may be a hard capsule around the implant that may distort the shape of your breast and cause pain or discomfort. Treatment may include surgical removal of the implant and scar tissue and insertion of a replacement implant.

    Some women have no signs or symptoms when an implant ruptures. But others experience:

    * Breast pain or tenderness
    * Lumps in their breasts
    * Decreased breast size
    * Distorted breast shape

    If you have breast implants and experience such signs or symptoms, see your doctor. Rupture of an implant can be confirmed by ultrasound, CT or MRI of the breast.

    Breast implants, on average, last about 10 years before they need replacing. However, this varies depending on the individual and the type of breast implant. Your doctor may monitor your silicone breast implants with an MRI scan after the breast implants have been in place for three years.

  3. ansq
    May 21st, 2010 | 11:54 am

    they can can be punctured and they can pop, in which case the silicon would spill out and into the womens tissue, and she would feel really crappy.

  4. Brent Y
    May 23rd, 2010 | 9:42 am

    Tell you what, you try it and let us know!

  5. b r
    May 24th, 2010 | 4:03 pm

    She would clutch her wallet in shock

  6. Pangolin
    May 26th, 2010 | 12:09 pm

    After a woman has implants, the breast tissue flattens out over the implant. When they are removed (we do this for various reasons in the OR), what you are left with is an empty sac where the implant was.

    If they magically disappeared, there wouldn’t be any pain, just saggy, loose tissue over the implant site.

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