Implant moved. Any suggestions?
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Tear-dropped implant moving after breast augmentation
Rotation of a shaped implant is very rare in primary augmentations. However, conceptually it would be more common on revision surgery since, unless a brand new pocket was created (say for example, switching from above the muscle to below the muscle), there is less pocket control to house the shaped implant. Without precise pocket control for a shaped implant, some movement may be more possible. Imagine placing a size 6 foot in a size 8 shoe.
Should your surgeon agree that rotation has occurred and revision is necessary, I might suggest using a round textured implant in lieu of a smooth round implant, especially given it would be a 3rd revision surgery. Textured implants have less movement associated with them and are argued to have less rates of capsular contracture. Hope this is helpful! Good luck
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