Silicone leakage common with breast implant revision: audit

Dutch researchers have examined tissue excised from nearly 400 women having revision or removal surgery

Leakage of silicone from breast implants is apparent in almost all cases of surgical revisions or removal of implants, a single-centre study shows.

Wwoman looking at breast implants

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

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