Breast Implant Encapsulation 12 Years Post Op?

I had saline implants in 2000 and was instructed to exercise the implants and take 1000 units of vitamin E every day from then on out. The implants on both the right and left side began to attach. I had to go in to the office 3 times a week to have the nurse move the implants for me. It was painful, often causing popping sounds within the wall. I had the implants recently checked because one felt tight. The dr. said 1 was encapsulated because I had stopped exercising. Does this sound right?

Doctor Answers 2

See your surgeon

Surgeon post-surgery instructions vary. Generally, I don't recommend massage after surgery to most of my patients, however you had your surgery over a decade ago so it was probably very different then. I recommend you see your surgeon and discuss medical treatment, which may involve revision surgery. Best of luck.

Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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12 years ago the instructions after breast augmentation were different. In our practice we don't tell our patients to massage there implants.

Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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