DESTRUCTIVE CHANGES TO THE CHEST WALL
There are destructive changes within the chest wall immediately upon implanting, and further, often irreversible, changes will continue to occur until the time of explant, and possibly beyond if there is residual silicone. Changes to the chest wall can include: scar tissue, calcification, destruction to milk ducts and breast tissue, silicone in lymph nodes, acute inflammation specific to silicone (saline implants have silicone shells), infection, necrotized tissue, granulomas, capsular contracture, and more. These can lead to acute, chronic pain.
Thick calcification that was described as being like ‘concretions’. I’ve seen a video of a plastic surgeon trying to cut through chunks of calcification she’d just removed from a patient with breast implants (en bloc removal) … it was difficult to cut through and made loud cracking noises.