Delayed infection in implant
Yes it is quite possible to have a delayed infection many years after breast augmentation. Your history also is consistent with a seroma or fluid collection that is formed around the breast. We think that bacteria can gain access to the fluid that normally exists around the breast at any point in time, even years later. As far as late seromas, there are lots of thoughts about this with the predominant thinking that the friction of an implant inside of its pocket can cause a constant irritation thus producing fluid. With the recent change like this in your breasts, I strongly recommend that you see your operating plastic surgeon soon. good luck.
It sounds more like a capsular contracture than anything else. There are some theories as to why this happens but no explanations are 100% proven. They can occur at anytime.
Late infection after breast augmentation
Yes, it is unfortunately possible to have an infection around a breast implant even years after your surgery. You can also form a late fluid collection around an implant which can lead to increased swelling and firmness of your breast. You should make an appointment to see your surgeon who can evaluate you in person, prescribe antibiotics as necessary, and likely will likely coordinate imaging of your breast to further work-up the cause of the swelling and soreness. Best of luck and I'm sorry you are going through this.
Need to be evaluated
Anytime you have new swelling or pain after breast augmentation you need to be evaluated by your surgeon to identify the cause it could be an infection or seroma. He or she will be able to examine you and possible get imaging to further evaluate. Good luck!
It is possible to develop issues around breast implants years later. You may have breast inflammation with your cycle, seeding from an infection elsewhere, fluid and/or capsule, etc.
An exam and consultation with a/your plastic surgeon is recommended to discuss your options and expectations.
Infec tion 10 years post op
The answer is yes but you may have a little bit of mastitis which is inflammation in the breast.Monitor your temp and see your doctor to be sure.
It is possible for an implant to get infected long after surgery. The differential diagnosis is infection of the implant versus mastitis (inflammation or infection of the breast tissue) without infection of the implant. Your surgeon should be able to determine this.