Swollen breast 18 months post surgery, should I see my surgeonm? (photo)

I had a breast augmentation 18months ago & noticed last night my left breast was swollen. Looking closely, the entire breast seems to have dropped (0.5-1 inch) nipples still even but there is a noticeable difference esp underneath like more weight on underside. Top of implant feels lower too. Some minor pain, worse without a bra. I dont remember knocking it, but went for a small run yesterday. I live rural so how urgent is it I see my surgeon...?

Doctor Answers 1

Swelling 18 months after Breast Augmentation

Based on your photos, there is some obvious breast implant and breast shape asymmetry. This is likely due to additional settling of your left breast implant. I recommend calling your plastic surgeon for a routine (non-urgent) follow up to determine the best treatment for your situation. Thank you for sharing your concerns and photo. Best wishes. 


San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 79 reviews

Have a question? Ask a doctor

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.