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Complex radial folds are considered a normal variant; however, more thorough evaluation for early implant rupture should be performed when they are present.
Comparative study of breast implant rupture using mammography, sonography and magnetic resonance imaging: Correlation with surgical findings.
Special techniques are used to reduce the risk of implant rupture during this compression, and to maximize visualization of the breast tissue during mammography.
The researchers also note that in reported cases of implant rupture, the average age of the implants is over 10 years.
The highly cohesive silicone gel in the Natrelle 410 remains soft to the touch through the years, and its composition renders it less likely to migrate into the body in case of an implant rupture.
This new study did not use Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRIs) to detect rupture, and did not mention that MRIs are the primary way to accurately detect implant rupture or leakage for silicone gel breast implants.
Silicone gel breast implant rupture, extracapsular silicone, and health status in a population of women.
Inamed's own research indicates that the only way to detect implant rupture reliably is by doing a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) test, but the company study used MRI screening in only thirty-four percent of the women.
Implant rupture allows silicone to spread throughout a woman's body.
The IOM report does discuss the issue of implant rupture and local complications.
There is emerging consensus that both the incidence and prevalence of breast- implant rupture are much higher than previously suspected," said Ms.