Im 3 Months post op and my left implant is higher than my right implant. It always has been higher (since day 2). My surgeon told me its not CC as both implants feel the same. Also, my left one is very uncomfortable , it feels stuck under my skin, i can't jog because of that. My right one is ok, i don't even feel it. Ive been wearing a strap at night since 2 weeks post op but it has not improved. I don't want to wait another 3 months because it is very uncomfortable, i would rather have it out.
Implant Malposition How Long to Wait for Revision? (photo)
Doctor Answers (6)
Time for intervention
If it has been three months and the implant is too high and tight it is time to act. It probably will not change substantially. I often give this six months but you are unhappy and should proceed with release of the scar tissue and lower the implant. I would suggest that this is indeed a capsular contracture and although it has developed very early in the post op period it can happen. This should be corrected with a rather simple operation to remake the pocket surgically. Your surgeon can discuss all the options with you.
You stated that the implant is stuck and not moving. This suggest you have formed a capsule. After 3 months of massage and wearing a strap if there has been no improvement it may be time for surgical intervention to release the scar tissue and drop the implant back into normal position. There is nothing wrong with waiting longer but you are uncomfortable and there is nothing to be gained if there has not been any improvement
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