The long-term affects of primary breast augmentation is a topic of controversy. This case report will highlight the long-term outcome in a woman with Ivalon sponge breast implants and the reasons for explantation. The focus of the manuscript will include mammography, capsular contracture, and late hematoma.
From the Georgetown University, Washington, DC; and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD.
Received March 15, 2006, and accepted for publication, after revision, April 29, 2006.
Reprints: Maurice Y. Nahabedian, MD, FACS, Georgetown University Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery, 3800 Reservoir Rd, NW, Washington, DC 20007. E-mail: DrNahabedian@aol.com.