Why Do I Have Pain and Swelling in Right Breast 9 Months Post Op After Under Muscle Silicone Implants?

All was good until three days ago when i awoke in extreme pain in my right breast which is now very swollen and looks at least twice normal size. It now feels very different to touch as before it was firm and well placed but now it is softer and seems to have spread more under my armpit. It is very large painful and hot to touch. I am also experiencing flu like symptoms with varying temp of hot and sweaty to extremely cold. I would appreciate any ideas of what the problem could be

Doctor Answers 6

Concerns of Breast Implant Infection

   Any concerns of breast implant infection, which you are describing, should be attended to immediately.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 485 reviews

Breast issue

Could you have an infection?  Perhaps. It is best to see your doctor ASAP.  Why would you have a breast twice the size of the other?

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Silicone implant and swelling

Based on what you described you should see your plastic surgeon or go to the emergency room as soon as possible.

Scott Loessin, MD
Key West Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 101 reviews

Pain and swelling 9 months after breast augmentation

Hello 'q1017064', thanks for your question.  It sounds like you have developed an acute infection of one of your breast implants.  I am also concerned that you may be getting septic based on the description of your symptoms, which is an infection in your bloodstream.  I recommend calling your plastic surgeon or going to the emergency room right away to be treated urgently.  You may need removal of your infected implant with IV antibiotics to help treat this potentially life-threatening infection.  Best of luck! -Dr.92660

Parviz Goshtasby, MD, FACS
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Pain and Swelling 9 months after Breast Augmentation

You need to contact your surgeon now, or go to the emergency room.  It sound like an implant infection.  This needs to be addressed today.  Best of luck to you!

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 59 reviews

Why Do I Have Pain and Swelling in Right Breast 9 Months Post Op

Something has happened that needs urgent attention, and a call to your surgeon now is in order. 

I would suspect an implant infection, and it seems, with fever and chills, like an emergent problem. If you cannot get hold of your surgeon, get to your nearest emergency room. Best wishes.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 45 reviews

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