Women today have more choices for breast implants than ever before. With all the benefits that come with each type of implant, there are naturally some disadvantages, risks and complications of breast implants to keep in mind, too. Silicone breast implants have long been one of the most popular implants chosen among women because they look and feel so natural.
Silent Rupture in Silicone Breast Implants
While all types of implants can leak, silicone breast implants can sometimes leak without the patient having any symptoms, or noticing any changes externally. This is known as a “silent rupture”. Some women go months or even years not knowing that their implant has ruptured. The FDA currently recommends MRI scans every two years to check for these silent ruptures, but because MRI’s are expensive and may not be covered by insurance, many women choose not to check on their implants.
High Resolution Ultrasound Technology
In an effort to help women check their implants more regularly, Dr. Thomas Fiala of Fiala Aesthetics now offers the new, high-resolution ultrasound (HRUS) technology that detects ruptured silicone gel implants with convenience and ease in his office. HRUS technology is fast, affordable, convenient, and very accurate, meaning that more women are likely to get tested. In Dr. Fiala’s experience, women are often relieved to know what is going on with their silicone implants, without having to worry about paying for an expensive MRI out of pocket.
Women in the Orlando area with silicone breast implants placed between 2000 and 2015 who are interested in ultrasound to verify whether or not their silicone implants have silently ruptured may contact Dr. Fiala’s office at 407-339-3222 to schedule an in-office High Resolution Ultrasound scan.