Can Silicone GEL Implants leak? I thought silicone gels were like "jello" so you could cut them in half and have no leakage?
Silicone breast implant leaks
Great question - The term "leak" refers to a rupture in the implant shell. Even though the silicone gel may not travel far from the implant if the shell has ruptured we still consider that a leak. The very point you raise is part of the reason that implant manufacturers and the FDA are suggesting that patients get MRI's for follow-up every 2-3 years. It can be very difficult to diagnose implant leaks or ruptures in silicone implants with just physical exam. I hope this helps.
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