Implant displacement after breast surgery
Displacement of an implant is possible but highly unlikely.
The pocket is ;precisely dissected.
Talmage Raine MD FACS
Implant displacement after trauma and recent surgery
After any traumatic event, and a symptomatic change in a post surgical breast – I strongly encourage you to see your ABPS board certified plastic surgeon as soon as possible. I always want to see my breast implant patients after any trauma to the breast, especially in the early postoperative period. It takes greater than 8 weeks for 80% of scar strength to mature. This is why I typically encourage patients to wear some type of supportive bra for the majority of the time the first 3 months - while immature scar is strengthening. If your plastic surgeon used any form of suturing to control your pocket, or change the position of your breast fold – he or she might be concerned with a popped suture or suture pull through (cheese wire effect) after trauma or an event causing a slip/fall/muscle pull. Your surgeon may simply want to further observe, modify bra garment or taping protocol - or even replace a popped fold defining suture if severe and necessary!
Missing step and implant displacement?
It is unlikely that you missing a step caused an implant displacement. If you are concerned, best to see your surgeon.
Breast Implant Displacement
Thank you for your question.
While implant displacement is unlikely, I recommend contacting your surgeon to discuss the issue. If it is determined that the pocket has widened somewhat, they may recommend a different bra or special taping maneuvers to try and close the pocket off again.
Dr. Dan Krochmal
MAE Plastic Surgery