I had a stage 4 breast cancer diagnosis in January of 2004. I had a mastectomy immediately. Three years later I had expanders and then reconstruction. is it possible that one can be sliding down? Or losing it's fluid? I am having awful muscle pain around the right breast and It seems like I can feel ripples underneath as if it was losing fluid.
I Am Concerned my Implant is Moving or Losing Fluid?
Doctor Answers (3)
Implant is Losing Fluid
It sounds as though you have an implant rupture. I would contact your surgeon for a clinical evaluation. You may require an implant exchange procedure in this case. I wish you a safe recovery.
Breast implant issue
If you do not feel that your implant is the same as before, and you are experiencing discomfort, then I think that it is best to have it checked out.
Pain after breast reconstruction
If you are noticing a decrease in the size of your breast then it is possible that you have a leak in the implant. This is assuming that you have a saline filled implant. Contact your plastic surgeon if there has been a change. Pain is not a symptom of a leaking implant.
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