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Journal of the Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 1998;4(1):60-65.
Published online January 1, 2001.
Clinical Experiences about the Removal of the Silicone Gel Implants in the Breasts.
In Goo Baik, Kwi Whan Whang, Dong Sup Cha, Shin Ho Kook, Sung Yul Ahn
We report the results of the clinical and histologic and radiologic findings of the 17 patients who visited our hospital for the removal of the breast implants. Their mean ages were 45.9 and they visited our hospital 11.4 years after their operation of the breast implantation. In the 8 cases of the 17 patients, the contractures were seen and masses were palpated in the 4 cases. We also could find 1 case of the infection and 1 case of the abscess. There were the cases of the granuloma, siliconoma, calcification too. We find the radiologic examination before the removal of the implants in the 11 cases and could find the finding of rupture at the 9 cases (14 implants) but we confirmed that the number of the ruptured implants were 7 postoperatively. We reinserted new implants in the 12 cases and used saline filled textured implants. the number of the patients who want to remove the silicone gel implants is increasing with the reports of the doubt on the safety of the silicone gel. But there were on clear evidences of harmful effects of the silicone gel at now. We have to study more and need more experiences to used the more exact information to the patients.


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