I Am 3 Months out of Cohesive Gel Implants. Laying Down One Looks and Feels Harder?

it looks like it is pointed up and there is a oblong swelling in the middle lower region. It feels like fluid.

Doctor Answers (4)

Hard silicone gel breast implant at 3 months may be capsular contraction

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Thank you for your question. At 3 months post breast augmentation with gel implants if one side begins to feel firm or hard you may be developing a capsular contracture. Please see your plastic surgeon for an examination.


Boston Plastic Surgeon
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Implant issue

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It sounds like you may be developing a capsular contracture and you probably need to see your doctor for evaluation.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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One Breast Feels Harder 3 Months After Breast Implants

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     Capsular contracture may be an issue given the hardness you describe.   Fluid could be present as well, given that you feel it is fluid.  Please see your plastic surgeon for an exam.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for the question, but despite your description, it is very difficult to help you with a diagnosis and/or advice. Your plastic surgeon will be in the best position to do so after direct examination. For example, you may be dealing with early breast implant encapsulation causing the differential and firmness and shape of one breast  compared to the other.

 Again, your plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations.

 Best wishes.

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