I have an implant rupture, or so I thought. 2 weeks ago I discovered my right breast was markedly smaller, the fullness of the breast on top was gone and concave, and I had to stuff bra. After 2 weeks, my breasts are back to being the same size, and the previously deflated one is bigger than the other one! What happened? The fullness on top has returned and is no longer concave. Did it actually rupture before? Is my breast swollen now? I have no symptoms other than soreness in right armpit.
Implant Rupture: What Happened and am I Just Swollen?
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Breast Implant Rupture?
Your situation is definitely unusual; unfortunately, I do not have enough information to help you with a precise answer. It would be important to know if you have saline versus silicone gel breast implants. Physical examination will also be very important.
I would suggest in-person consultation with a well experienced plastic surgeon.
Breast Implant Rupture: Saline is Different than Silicone
Breast implant questions
I agree this is a little perplexing. If the implants are saline and ruptured you should not have returned back to size. Silicone rupture may present with this picture. However, I strongly recommend visiting with your surgeon for a physical exam to evaluate the implants and rule out any breast problems that may have led to this scenario.
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Implant Rupture? Deflation?
To give a better answer, I need more info. Are they saline implants? Did both implants deflate? It is very unlikely to have both implants rupture with in two weeks. I suggest you go back to the surgeon that did the original operation and have him/her answer your questions.
Change in breast size with implants
It is difficult to determine what exactly happened to you without seeing photos or without examining you. If your implant deflated and appeared smaller, it would not have increased in size again in two weeks. I would consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for an examination.
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