Pain 3 Years Post-silicone Gel Breast Augmentation

i had my implants 3years ago and I have an achy pain in my left boob now. its not a severe pain but it is worse when I lie on my right side, its like I need to put support under it to be comfy. I have had this pain for some time now on and off, but recently its there more daily. they are silicone gel and the pain is more on the top of the breast and goes under my armpit.. do I need checking out this is worrying me now..thanks

Doctor Answers 3

See your surgeon, could be capsular contracutre

Capsular contracture is when there is abnormal scarring around your implant, tightening it and causing the breast to feel firm. The breast may also look abnormally round or elevated. This can sometimes be treated without surgery, but if the problem persists, you may need surgery. I recommend you go back to your surgeon to have your breast checked out as soon as you can. Best of luck.

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Pain 3 years after augmentation

You may be in the early stages of a capsular contracture or some other cause for the pain and a plastic surgery consultation is advised.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Please see your plastic surgon

This may a pulled muscle but you need to see your doctor. The common follow up for the breast augmentation patients with silicone gel implants is yearly examination. 

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
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