Can implants replace very dense fibercystic breast tissue to alleviate extreme monthly breast pain after nothing else worked?
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Harvard Educated, Beverly Hills & Miami Beach Trained, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Can implants replace very dense fibrocystic breast tissue to alleviate extreme pain?
Thank you for your question.
In extreme cases what you are contemplating can be done. However, you will be trading one evil for another. Breast implants are not life long devices and come with their own set of risks and complications. Once you commit to having these devices, you must commit to revisionary surgery down the line. I hope this helps.
Gary Horndeski M.D.
Mastodynia breast pain
Normally this condition is treated with oral medications first and in rare cases where the pain is severely incapacitating then surgery can be an option. It can range from reducing the fibrocystic tissue to a skin and nipple sparing mastectomy to remove all breast tissue and replace it with an implant.
This again is reserved for severe cases that are unresponsive to medication.
Surgery however does not come without side effects such as diminished nipple sensation and inability to breast feed.
Please visit a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in breast and can help you relieve your symptoms.
Best of luck!
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