Uneven contour of the implant after 2 years post BA, has my implant ruptured? (photos)
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Uneven contour of the implant after 2 years post BA, has my implant ruptured?
Thank you for your question. It is impossible to tell whether you have a ruptured implant based on a photograph. You need to have an MRI to check for rupture of the implant. If she cannot revisit your plastic surgeon your primary care physician should be able to order an MRI for you.
Uneven breast implants
From the photo, it is difficult to see the asymmetry that you are concerned about. You may have capsular contracture, or thickened scar around the implant. However, a rupture is possible. The standard for diagnosis of a silicone breast implant rupture is an MRI and you should have one done if you are concerned. I would recommend re-examination by your surgeon or a local board certified plastic surgeon if that is not possible. Unfortunately, implant rupture and capsular contracture require additional surgery to fix.
you for your question. From the photos, it is difficult to see the
irregularity that you see. That being said, if they are silicone gel implants,
the best way to evaluate for a rupture is with an MRI. This is the gold
standard test for now, although ultrasound is very reliable as well. The FDA
recommends having an MRI evaluation of your implants 3 years after your initial
surgery and every two years after that. If they are saline, a rupture is very
apparent in that your breast develops a "deflated" look. Hope this
helps. Good luck!
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Hard to tell from two pictures without an exam. Right side looks higher, may be due to pocket created.o get the answer about rupture you should get scheduled for an MRI.
I think that you need to be seen in person to be properly evaluated. You might have a leak and/or a capsule in the breast that is misshapen.
Lusie. I appreciate your concern and while physical exam is needed, your history and photos demonstrate possible capsular contracture or thickened scar tissue around your implants. Treatment options vary according to implant location, under or over the muscle and type of implant. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon and bring as much info about your implants and operation that you can. Good luck!
Thank you for your question and photographs.
I would recommend scheduling an appointment with your plastic surgeon to have a physical examination performed. If they suspect a rupture they will send you for an ultrasound or MRI. This is really the best way to determine if you indeed do have a rupture because it is difficult to diagnose via the internet. Best of luck.
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
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