I Have Had my Implants for 22 Years I Have Slight Hardening and Pain in my Side
- Asked by lucyinbulgaria in bulgaria
- 1 year ago
although I had implants 22 yrs ago with no problems now I feel a slight hardening to the left one also I feel some pain in my side, the same side as the implant, could they be connected?
Pain and hardening after augmentation
Hardeing around implants after 22 years may represent a thickened capsule. Certainly an exam would be necessary to determin the cause.
Breast Implants after 22 Years?
Thank you for the question.
It would be in your best interest to seek consultation with a well experienced plastic surgeon. Depending on the physical examination, symptoms you're having, your goals and whether you have saline or silicone breast implants in place the management may differ.
Based on the description of your symptoms, you may be experiencing encapsulation. This is correctable surgically. Whether this encapsulation is related to the “pain in your side” will need to be determined after physical examination.
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