Had my implants 3 years ago and I noticed a hard lump around my nipple. I have it for a week it doesn't hurt but is hard?

Doctor Answers 4

Hard lump around the nipple

Any lump in the with or without previous augmentation should be carefully checked - first with a mammogram, and then possibly with a biopsy.


Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
3.8 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Masses after augmentation....

ideally should be evaluated by your surgeon.  If you have saline implants, it could simply be the valve that you are feeling.  If not the valve and you have gel, you really should figure out what the lump is.

Curtis Wong, MD
Redding Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

Had my implants 3 years ago and I noticed a hard lump around my nipple. I have it for a week it doesn't hurt but is hard?

I would check back in with your surgeon, so that they can evaluate you. It will most likely order some type of imaging study (mammogram or ultrasound). 

Austin Hayes, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Breast augmentation

Thank you for your question. Is the lump located by the scar?  If so it is just the scar and needs manual massage but either way I would have your plastic surgeon and gynecologist take a look at it to make sure it's nothing else 

Payman Danielpour, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

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