Folded breast implant’s pointed edge causing thinning of the skin

Folded breast implant’s pointed edge causing thinning of the skin Eur J Plast Surg (2015) 38:513–514 DOI 10.1007/s00238-015-1117-y LETTER TO THE EDITOR 1 2 Gottfried Lemperle & Klaus Exner Received: 10 April 2015 /Accepted: 2 June 2015 /Published online: 24 June 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015 Sir, (Fig. 1b). The thinned out skin area recovered by itself after Aesthetic breast augmentation can be fraught with postoperative the pressure and rubbing from the inside subsided. complications, particularly capsular contracture, malrotation, The other patient, a 36 year-old riding instructor received skin surface irregularities, and implant or inframammary fold two smooth-walled implants of 320 cm 6 years ago and de- malposition. However, we found only one report from 1972, veloped a palpable and visible pointed implant tip also approx- 6 years after introduction of silicone breast implants, which imately 1 year later in the inner lower quadrant of her left breast. describes Bthe folded breast sign^ as a radiological appearance Under the impression of a capsule contracture as the cause for rather than a clinical sign of a pointed Silastic shell [1]. folding, she had been re-operated in the meantime three times Since we have corrected this late complication with conspic- by widening the pocket but leaving the implant. Early reoccur- uous http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Folded breast implant’s pointed edge causing thinning of the skin

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Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2015 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
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0930-343X
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1435-0130
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10.1007/s00238-015-1117-y
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Eur J Plast Surg (2015) 38:513–514 DOI 10.1007/s00238-015-1117-y LETTER TO THE EDITOR 1 2 Gottfried Lemperle & Klaus Exner Received: 10 April 2015 /Accepted: 2 June 2015 /Published online: 24 June 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015 Sir, (Fig. 1b). The thinned out skin area recovered by itself after Aesthetic breast augmentation can be fraught with postoperative the pressure and rubbing from the inside subsided. complications, particularly capsular contracture, malrotation, The other patient, a 36 year-old riding instructor received skin surface irregularities, and implant or inframammary fold two smooth-walled implants of 320 cm 6 years ago and de- malposition. However, we found only one report from 1972, veloped a palpable and visible pointed implant tip also approx- 6 years after introduction of silicone breast implants, which imately 1 year later in the inner lower quadrant of her left breast. describes Bthe folded breast sign^ as a radiological appearance Under the impression of a capsule contracture as the cause for rather than a clinical sign of a pointed Silastic shell [1]. folding, she had been re-operated in the meantime three times Since we have corrected this late complication with conspic- by widening the pocket but leaving the implant. Early reoccur- uous

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European Journal of Plastic SurgerySpringer Journals

Published: Dec 1, 2015

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