I had saline breast implants about 9 months ago. On my left breast, there is a lump that feels like a water bubble. Is this normal? What could this be?
Lump After Breast Augmentation with Saline Implants
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Abnormality post breast augmentation
Breast mass should always be investigated
I am so glad you asked this question, as it has vast implications for all women. A
breast mass should always be investigated regardless of the circumstances. More than likely, the “lump” that you have detected is related to the breast augmentation.
Please return to your treating plastic surgeon for a thorough evaluation, diagnostic tests, and imaging to establish an accurate diagnosis.
Best of luck! I hope this helps.
Any breast mass should be checked out
Any new mass or lump in the breast should be checked out. There should not be any "water bubble" from your implants. Without seeing a picture, it is hard to give you specific advice. However, you may be feeling your implant protrude from under the muscle, but we would need more clinical information to know for sure. In any case, you should go back to your surgeon and have a thorough breast exam.
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See your doctor about it
All the best,
Any breast lump should be seen by your doctor
Lump after augmentation
Thank you for your question. I would begin by having your plastic surgeon perform an exam and perform an ultrasound or mammogram depending on your age and breast characteristics.
If this is normal, it is possible that the bubble you are feeling is the port on your implant through which the saline was injected.
Please followup with your plastic surgeon to ensure all is well.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.