I had saline implants a year ago, swelling up about half a cup size on on side with pain. Any suggestions?

Swollen saline implant a year after surgery. Diagnosed with costochondritis two months ago and swelling started Saturday about half a cup size bigger with pain. What could this be? Can the two be related?

Doctor Answers 3

Swollen, painful breast a year after implants placed

Thank you for your question about your breast implants.

  • I am sorry this is happening.
  • Please contact your plastic surgeon and arrange to be seen.
  • There are various possible reasons for this but it is unusual and requires prompt evaluation.

Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.

Swelling post aug

It is hard to say what this could be without examining you.i would go to your surgeon.It could be a seroma or hematoma from a tear in the capsule.

Robert Brueck, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
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I had saline implants a year ago, swelling up about half a cup size on on side with pain. Any suggestions

Go see your surgeon ASAP... Sounds like a seroma issue but over the internet impossible to tell............

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