I'm 9 month post surgery, it went ok, i was happy with result.3 month ago my husband pushed too much on inner side of my breast.My doctor examined me and told that implant had dropped for 7mm, but it is nothing to worry. I had some hardness in my breast for cca 6 weeks after that, now hardness appears 10-12 days before i get period. I think i can feel ripping of my implant a bit more than the other when i lie, but it is soft and not painful. May i have Capsular Contracture due to trauma? thnx
Capsular Contracture Due to Trauma? (photo)
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Based on the photo provided I do not visualize what I consider a capsular contracture. I good physical exam would aid in the diagnosis. Revisit with your PS for a definitive diagnosis and/or obtain a second opinion.
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Without an exam it is difficult to say if you have a CC or not. Some asymmetry of the folds is possible.
Capsule contracture usually presents with persistent symptoms
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Capsular Contracture Not Likely Due To Trauma
It is very unlikely that your capsular contracture is due to trauma. Although it requires an exam to be certain, you appear to have capsular contractures bilaterally from your photo.
It is unlikely that minor trauma has anything to do with capsular contracture of breast implants.
Trauma brutal enough to create a hematoma can increase the risk for capsular contracture, but minor trauma probably plays no role in the formation of capsular contracture.
Capsular Contracture Due to Trauma?
Thank you for the question and picture.
Your plastic surgeon is in the best position to advise you after direct examination. However, your description of your breasts being “soft and not painful” is not consistent with encapsulation. Also, your history of the hardness happening at specific time of the month is also not necessarily consistent with encapsulation. In my opinion, your description is most consistent with mild/moderate breast implant displacement.
I would suggest that you continue to follow-up with your plastic surgeon for the most precise advice.
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