What would be best - to remove a leaking implant (implanted 20 years ago) and replace it, or just have both implants removed?

My daughter had breast implants put in over 20 years ago. Her mammogram showed a mass in her right breast which she was told was leakage from her implant and that she needed it removed. Is it better to have it removed and replaced or have both implants removed? She would rather have the implants removed but is unsure of what her breasts will look like afterwards. Also, money is a problem as she is on state help and the insurance she has through the state, will not cover this.

Based on your information simple removal of implants may be best. Most women who choose to have implants removed are happy that they have done it and are not distressed by the change in their breast size and shape. Most feel more comfortable without their implants. She can always choose to have implants placed later if she chooses.

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
195 Commonwealth AvenueBostonMA02116US

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS

195 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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