I Have a Squidgy Bubble Like Little Lump or Ball in my Left Breast 2.5 Months PO?

I feel this little bubble like bump in my left breast, I can touch it and it moves and is like it can be pressed down like a plastic empty tiny ball. My BA was under muscle silicone texturized gel 380cc, I got the surgery in another country 2 and half months ago, so kind of hard to address issue with surgeon, what can this be? I feel litlle pain in this area at times.

Doctor Answers 7

Breast Augmentation Lump

It sounds like what your feeling may be the edge of the implant casing. But I would suggest that you make an appointment to be evaluated in person with a plastic surgeon to be certain.

Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 54 reviews

Lump in breast?

A lump in the breast needs to be evaluated in person. I suggest you see a breast surgeon or plastic surgeon where you live.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

Lump in the breast 2 months post surgery

Hard to say what this could be without an examination. I would advise you to have an examination by a experienced plastic surgeon.

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

A small fold in the shell of the breast implant can create a palpable or even visible lump.

A small fold in the prosthesis is probably the source of the lump you feel.  If it not visible, I would leave it alone.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

“Lump” after Breast Augmentation?

Thank you for the question.

Based on your description, you may be feeling a portion of the breast implant; of course, precise advice would necessitate direct examination. I think it will be in your best interests, to establish a relationship with a  well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon in your area.  Seek consultation for precise diagnosis  and advice.

 Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,484 reviews

Bubble near Breast Implant

Without an examination I cannot offer reassurance, but you should contact your surgeon and request a copy of your operative notes.  You should follow-up with your Plastic Surgeon,or a local surgeon regarding this issue. 

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

Bubble Like Little Lump

This sounds like a ripple, which is more common with textured than smooth implants. The problem is that if it is in this one permanent spot, it may be a site for shell failure and a leak if nothing is done. Your choice will be to see a local surgeon, or at least to contact your surgeon abroad.

Thanks and best wishes. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

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