Ruptures and leaks are an unfortunate and inherent risk with silicone breast implants, especially when the implants are several years old. Breast implant rupture can cause breast pain or changes in the contour or shape of the breast. The issue must be addressed when this happens to resolve any discomfort and potential unsightly appearances. Your surgeon should replace ruptured implants as soon as possible; however, there is little evidence that proves any severe health risks from their rupture.
When saline implants rupture, the leaking solution is absorbed harmlessly into the body. For silicone implants, different people will have different reactions. Some people have little or no response to leaking breast implants, while others may experience hard pockets, inflammation, or an overall feeling of sickness or tiredness. It is important to reiterate that no severe health issues are associated with leaking breast implants.