I have a pec Implant. I am feeling pain and the implant don't set well. Is this normal? (photos)
Doctor Answers (3)
Pec Implant Placement is crucial!
It is hard to tell from your photos The proper placement of the implants is crucial because if it is off at all, it is easier to tell, because the average patient is lean-- there is little subQ fat to hide the malposition. The position can be shifted after surgery for a short period before the capsule formation is complete. This is usually about the first month, after which time, surgery is usually needed to improve malposition. Good Luck.
Difficult to see from your pictures
Pectoral Implant Size and Placement
It is not difficult to change an implant. If possible, the implant would need to be placed into a new and smaller pocket, under the old one. If that is not possible, the old pocket would have to be reduced, a capsulorrhaphy, being the medical term. This is done in part from an additional incision at the base of the nipple area. This is a slow process taking longer than placing the original implant, only preformed if needed. I think you miay wish to change the implant as well to a more flat, vertical-rectangular implant. Unfortunately, the repairs done correctly end up costing the same or more than the original surgery. Few surgeons are experienced to perform this type of work. Do your research.
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