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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 48  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 317--320

Management of asymptomatic silicone-injected breast with reduction mammoplasty


Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, University of Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Theddeus Octavianus Hari Prasetyono
Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital, University of Indonesia, Medical Staff Building, 4th floor, Jl. Diponegoro 71 Jakarta 13410
Indonesia
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-0358.173139

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Even though Silicone injection for breast augmentation has been related to disastrous long-term effects and complications, some patients do not develop significant symptoms at all (asymptomatic). Unfortunately, the management of asymptomatic Silicone-injected breast is still unclear and has never been reported exclusively. We present two cases of asymptomatic patients with a history of liquid Silicone injections who refused to have a mastectomy. They were concerned with the breast ptosis and chose to undergo reduction mammoplasty to improve the appearance of the breasts. Magnetic resonance imaging may be useful as an additional screening tool to confirm the diagnosis and exclude the presence of malignancy in breasts with injected Silicone. We believe that breast reduction may be the alternative option for women with a history of liquid Silicone injection who have no symptoms but desire to preserve their breasts and improve their aesthetics.






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