12 Days After Explant. 25 Yr Silicone Ruptured/1 Side Had Bad Leak Extracap/found Hard LUMP. Normal? (photo)
- Asked by avidhorsewoman
- 1 year ago
12 days post -op. Started massage on breasts. One side feels right - the other side has the caved in nipple where the ps took all the tissue because of silicone leak outside the capsular. History:Had trauma to capsular/implant landing on it from fall off horse. PS said that breast/silicone was everywhere. Now I found a hard mass lump bigger than gumball and longer. Can't move it and it is separate from scar below breast. Located where tape is in pic. Hard mass. Thanks
Thank you for the picture. Being that its only 12 days post-surgery it can be scar tissue. This situation needs to be address with your primary or PS.
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