Silicone implanted outside the muscle, thru the armpits 25yrs ago, woke up swollen, severe pain, weakness. Any suggestions?

Severe pian all around implant,moderate pain thru my body,very week with fever on my left breast,feel some fever thru my body..chest cavity and spine pain all on left side,some right kidney pain and dizziness,,,when I sit up or stand Im off balance and my pain sharpens near my nipple.

Doctor Answers 2

Infection concern

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Fever, swelling and pain are all signs of infection.  It is difficult to tell why you would have developed an infection so long after implant surgery, but you need to be evaluated ASAP to ensure that a serious infection is not present.  Best wishes.

Albuquerque Plastic Surgeon

Silicone implanted outside the muscle, thru the armpits 25yrs ago, woke up swollen, severe pain, weakness. Any suggestions?

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Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging. To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but  also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast, Actually the perkiness on a person or another, depends on patients skin and breast tissue… Breast augmentation surgery increases or restores breast size using silicone gel implants, saline implants or in some cases, fat transfer. One of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures.

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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