How many 2nd opinions do I need to get for a breast implant revision?

I fell in the bathroom and hit my left breast on the bathtub knob shortly after surgery. (11/2014) The initial pain went away within hours. From time to time, I would have really bad pain on only that side & then it would stop. I was told to wear supportive bras. Within the last 6 months I've had pain every single day. All day. I've been referred to pain management. I'm having a hard time accepting this as treatment. I can feel the implant moving around A LOT. I know that something is really wrong.

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How many 2nd opinions do I need to get for a breast implant revision?

Thank you for your question and sorry to hear about your situation.  You may see several different surgeons for a second opinion.  This will give you a better idea of your options.  It's important that you feel comfortable with your surgeon and treatment plan.  Be sure to consult with experienced board certified plastic surgeons.  Good luck.


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How many 2nd opinions do I need to get for a breast implant revision?

Thank you for your question.  Sorry to hear about your situation.   I would advise you to see at least 2-3 board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in revision augmentation surgery.  It sounds like you have some scar tissue from the trauma that may need to be released or excised.  I would also advise you to choose the surgeon that not only has the capabilities surgically but also is one that you feel a connection to.   

How many 2nd opinions do I need to get for a breast implant revision?

I am sorry to hear about the problem you are experiencing after breast augmentation surgery.  I think you will be best off seeking consultation with two or three board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience helping patients with revisionary breast surgery.I would suggest starting with the American Society of Plastic Surgery and/or the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. Then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices concentrate on aesthetic surgery. ***Ask to see lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures done. Be very careful with your decision-making. You will find, while doing your due diligence, that there are many different “specialties” who will offer their services to you; again, I strongly recommend you concentrate on surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Best wishes.

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