Silicone leakage common with breast implant revision: audit
Leakage of silicone from breast implants is apparent in almost all cases of surgical revisions or removal of implants, a single-centre study shows.
Furthermore, cohesive implants appeared to leak almost as much as non-cohesive ones, the Dutch data show.
Researchers used light microscopy to examine tissue from 389 women with silicone breast implants who had procedures to revise or remove their implants at a centre in the Netherlands between 1986 and 2020.
Overall, 384 women (98.8%) had