I had a breast augmentation 2 months ago. I love my results. A week ago, I dislocated my shoulder. It popped back in but hurt for a few days. My ortho says that I need surgery and wasn't concerned about my breast augmentation. How long do I have to wait for shoulder surgery? Should my ortho and plastic surgeon discuss this first? I also want to make sure that physical therapy for my shoulder won't mess up my implants. Thanks!
Shoulder Dislocation After Augmentation: How Long Until I Can Have Shoulder Surgery?
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Shoulder surgery after breast implants
After two months the implants are 'yours' and there is little risk in completing shoulder surgery if you have a rotator cuff tear or other. Also after the eight weeks therapy should not pose any problem either.
Best of luck,
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Shoulder Dislocation Surgery should Not affect a Breast Augmentation Result
The decision to operate on a dislocated shoulder is made to tighten the shoulder capsule and make recurrent dislocations harder. Such surgery is remote from the breast pocket and should not affect your breast augmentation.
Dr. Peter A Aldea
You can have shoulder surgery whenever your orthopedic surgeon recommend
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