Mild pain on the side of my breast. Could it be rippling?
1 year ago
HI! I had gel implants submuscular 2 years ago. For the past 3 weeks I feel a dull pain on the side of my right breast. It hurts mostly when I do certain movements but sometimes just after changing position on the sofa, for example, if I am watching TV. .. If I touch I feel my implant but it isn't hard. Could it be rippling? If so, is it normal for it to cause mild pain or discomfort? My gyne said to do a mammogram. Thank you
Doctor Answers 2
Thank you for
Since there has been a change in your post op course, please contact your surgeon so he/she can examine you and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan at this time.
The best way
to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a
board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
Hills Breast and Body Institute
The feeling of rippling of an implant has nothing to do with pain. A new pain that comes on so long after your original surgery should be first evaluated coming from a source other than your breasts. Certainly, muscle injuries and inflammations of the cartilages of the chest can seem to be emanating from a breast. I would recommend you first be evaluated by your plastic surgeon to see if the implants are okay. A simple and office ultrasound can determine whether the implant is broken or not. Good luck.
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