A Rare Hıstory of Two Different Kinds of Long-Lasting Breast Implants in the Same Patient

Can İmdat Engin


Sponge implants were used for aesthetic and reconstructive breast surgery 60 years ago. Major capsular contracture and its uncontrolled clinical symptoms were seen in nearly all cases. With the development of silicone gel implants these sponges were no longer used. This case report presents a patient who had primary breast augmentation with polyethylene ( Polystan ) sponge implants primarily. One implant lasted for 40 years. The other implant was rejected because of localized infection seven years after surgery and replaced with a silicone gel implant which lasted for 34 years.

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