How long should I wait after finding a ruptured implant?

Hello, I have a ruptured silicone implant, which has bleed to my lymph nodes. How long should I wait to have it removed? It has been approximately three months, as initially we thought it was a rib fracture. I have rib, shoulder and under arm pain to the point where I am struggling to lift my one year old. Would this be due to the swelling? I am getting anxiety even though I’ve been told not to panic! Thank you in advance.

AJB77 May 30th, 2018 WA

  • Answer
    Dr. Glenn Murray

    Glenn Murray

    5 answers

    Doctor
    Western Australia, Australia

    Hi,
    It is worrying to have an implant rupture but try not to panic.  I would recommend to have the implants removed very soon.  Stay safe and well,Dr Glenn Murray
  • Answer
     Robert Drielsma

    Robert Drielsma

    191 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    If the implant has ruptured and is causing you pain you should arrange to have your implants removed. There is no need to panic but for your overall wellbeing there is no reason to delay.