My right breast started moving towards my armpit, deformed, and sagging. Is it possible a rupture or displacement? (photos)

My right breast started moving towards my armpit, deform a little and sag a little bit. Breast and armpit area had a burning sensation as well as a numb tingley feeling in my arm. when I push on my breast the implant moves around and Feels funny. it felt better when I went to sleep and was laying down. What could be wrong?

Doctor Answers 7

Breast implant started to move to the armpit.

Breast implants do not move after the first 6 weeks of surgery. After the first 6 weeks a capsule forms the implant that keeps it in place. The capsule keeps it therefore in place for years.

For the breast implant to move therefore there must be a change at the level of your inner breast implant capsule.

It is possible you may have developed an early form of capsule contracture.

Even in the case of contracture or displacement a successful revision can be curative.

Just like any other type of medicine you need to be re-evaluated as soon as possible by any expert in the field.

I am glad I was available to offer you to this valuable information.


See your surgeon just in case it's capsular contracture

Please see your surgeon as it may be possible that you have developed capsular contracture. Best of luck.

Breast implant deflation

Yes, if you have a saline implant, you could be having a deflation. If you see more ripples, this is another sign.

Edward J. Domanskis, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 27 reviews

Right breast is sagging, burning, numb and deformed. What could it be?

Thanks for your question!  The best person to answer all of these questions is your plastic surgeon.  He or she has full knowledge of your breasts before and after surgery.  I would advise calling the office and setting up an appointment.  Good luck!

Breast changed

Thank you for the photos and questions but you really need to be seen and evaluated to determine what is going on

Dr Corbin

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 51 reviews

New changes

Without knowing when your surgery was, what kind of implants you have and over what time these changes have appeared, it is difficult to give meaningful advice here. Suffice it to say, you should see and be examined by your surgeon and ask him/her these questions.

Robert H. Hunsaker, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 48 reviews

The right breast implant moving towards arm pit

Thank you for your question.  If these symptoms just started recently you need to see your plastic surgeon for an examination and diagnosis.  The possibilities include expansion or tearing of the implant capsule or possibly implant rupture.  In either case you need an examination and diagnosis.

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