Breast implants - severe contracture
Thank you for asking about your breast augmentation and breast growth.
- When a woman has a suspicious breast lump, she should not be directing her evaluation.
- The issues are quite complex but the focus is rapid diagnosis of the lump and rapid treatment if it is cancer.
- You need your plastic surgeon or a breast surgeon involved pronto.
- One option - since you have a lump - is surgical biopsy of the lump.
- There is no need to have additional testing - because whatever the study, tissue must be examined.
- The other option is an ultrasound guided needle biopsy - but it is more likely to rupture the implant since it is done blindly.
- If the implant is ruptured, your plastic surgeon should be available immediately to remove the implant and capsule - but a new implant may be deferred until the diagnosis is made.
- Always see a Board
Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Capsular Contracture and Mammogram. Any suggestions?
Thank you for your question and I am sorry to hear of your implant issues and suspicious findings. I would follow up closely with your breast surgeon for an in-person examination and discussion of the next best imaging modality. I would be in favor of an MRI, but depending on the mass location a biopsy may also be indicated. Hope this helps.
Breast imaging with capsular contracture
I would recommend MRI. Insurance may require ultrasound first but MRI will likely give the best diagnostic image of the mass. Also you should consider having your capsular contracture treated. Schedule a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss options. You can find one at ASPS.org. Best Wishes.
Raymond Jean MD Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia PA
With the encapsul;ation you could consider an ultrasound or maybe an MRI.They may need to do a biopsy in the radiology dept but they could rupture your implant but it sound like you need a capsulotomy or a capsulectomy to release the impalnts.
Breast mass with capsular contracture
since your implants are so hard, you will either need an ultrasound guided needle biopsy and / or an MRI to help define the mass and obtain an accurate diagnosis. you should see a breast surgeon who deals with breast lumps and masses.
Capsular Contracture and mammograms
Thank you for your inquiry. I would suggest that you immediately see a Plastic Surgeon or Breast Surgeon to determine what would be the best next step. You must investigate the lump and this may be amenable to a core biopsy or if necessary an open biopsy.
The MRI would ceratinly be an option, but you should see a surgeon ASAP.
JOhn J Obi, MD
You should see your surgeon and have an in person examination to determine the cause of the lump and the following procedures to be done.
Probably best to contact a breast surgeon who can guide you re: the best imaging modalities. Typically, ultrasound is performed after a mammogram but you may need an MRI or a needle biopsy to help define the lump. Good luck!
Breast Augmentation / Breast Implants / Anatomic Gummy Bear Implants/ Silicone Implants/ Revision Breast Surgery
I would recommend ultrasound and breast MRI along with biopsy if needed. Please follow up with your MD.
The best way
to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a
board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
Best of luck!
Breast imaging with capsules
Unfortunately, thermography has been a let-down in the accuracy department.
Next step would be ultrasound and breast MRI, and possible biopsy of the lump, if imaging is suspicious.
All the best,