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Question from Ali: One of my implants failed as you described. Now I am lopsided. What are my options?
Answers - Carolyn Chang You want to have the implant removed and replaced most likely. You can leave it out, I suppose, or take the other one out. You really should see whoever put them in. If they're saline, you can leave the bag in for a short period of time, but it's generally recommended to get them out as soon as possible for you. If they're silicone and they've ruptured, I would recommend taking care of that immediately.

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