I had breast implants 3 years ago. One breast is now hard and has the fake look, the other is soft and looks a lot more natural. I am not in any pain but it looks a bit strange. I had my first child 9 months ago, which I thought may be down to breast feeding more on one breast then the other? My surgeon wants £250 for him to have a look, I wondered if its nothing dangerous I could save myself the money.
Has my Breast Implants Gone Wrong?
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Breast Implant Hardening
You are likely experiencing a condition called capsular contracture. To definitely treat this, you will likely need revisional surgery. Please visit with your plastic surgeon to learn more about your options.
Web reference: http://www.basuplasticsurgery.com
Firm breast on one side sounds like capsular contracture
It is impossible to know for certain what is going on without a physical exam or at least a photo. Typically when patients have one normal breast, and one that is firm and abnormal looking, the patient is having an issue with capsular contracture. Capsular contracture is actually one of the more common reasons that breast augmentation patients need another surgery. The treatment usually involves an implant exchange with a capsulectomy. It is not necessarily dangerous in and of itself. However, it can be become uncomfortable, and can interfere with future mammograms.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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