Textured teardrop implant got hit and moved. Should I be concerned?
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Even with textured implants, malrotation which is rotation of the implant can occur. If you notice some new change in the way you look, consider seeing your plastic surgeon. Sometimes an ultrasound can help identify and diagnose this problem. Best of luck, MMT
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It sounds like force potentially pulled the textured implant free from its surroundings. Textured implants kind of grow into the surrounding tissue and have an adherence to the surrounding tissue like Velcro. A strong force, like the one you described, can potentially pull it free and allow it to move or migrate. You estimate it at 2 inches, which sounds like it has migrated significantly. This is fairly uncommon, and I would suggest you call your plastic surgeon and be seen to get evaluated in person. If the implant now has a poor position, you will likely need some kind of the revision.
Best of luck!
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Newtown Square/Philadelphia, PA
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