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Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2019 Jul 31.

Management of Capsular Contracture in Cases of Silicone Gel Breast Implant Rupture with Use of Pulse Lavage and Open Capsulotomy.

Lam MC, Walgenbach-Brünagel G, Pryalukhin A, Vorhold J, Pech T, Kalff JC, Kristiansen G, Walgenbach KJ

Pulse lavage (PL) irrigation of prosthesis pockets has prior been described for breast implant salvages. However, PL for removal of leaked silicone from prosthesis pockets after implant ruptures has not been studied yet. Since open capsulotomies are regarded as equal treatment of capsular contracture (CC) than capsulectomies, this study analyzed the clinical outcome of PL for silicone removal and subsequent capsulotomy in cases of concurrent CC and breast implant rupture.

PMID: 31367775