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Explantation of 41-Year-Old Implants Following Primary Breast Augmentation

Nahabedian, Maurice Y. MD, FACS

doi: 10.1097/
Case Report

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:

© 2007 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.