I had butt implants 1 year ago. One of the implants have popped out from under the muscle. I can see and feel a bump. How can this be corrected? Can they be changed? I don't want to take them out.
How Can Ruptured Butt Implants Be Fixed?
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Fixing butt implant malposition
One of the known risks for butt implant surgery is malposition of the implants. This may occur if one of the implants leaves the muscular pocket where it is intended to live and repositions in a different site in your butt. If this should happen to you, you will experience discomfort and asymmetry as the two buttocks look different. To fix this condition, you will require a revision surgery where the implants are removed, a new pocket is created and the implants are placed into this new region.
Revision surgery needed
I think that rupture is not the correct description. It sounds as though malposition is more correct. If so, then they can have a new pocket formed (in the superior area where the implant "popped-out").
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Can ruptured butt implants be fixed?
A ruptured butt implant should be removed, as a fragmented implant in an area subjected to sitting pressures will cause further problems.
It does not appear like your implant is ruptured, it does appear like it has shifted from a submuscular position to a subcutaneous position. That is why you can see and feel it.
Problems such as these are the reason I have turned away from butt implants. They are frequent enough that I see patients in consultation who had had implants placed and now want some revision.
I had a case like yours that I corrected by overinjecting the area with fat grafts, to increase the soft tissue padding over the implant. She has been happy.
You should consider fat grafting, which in the right hands is safe and effective.