2wks post w/ silicone. I slipped on ice earlier, chest took most of the impact. Chance of rupture and/or popped capsule? (Photo)
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Concerned about implants after injury
Based on your photos there is no change in size or shape. Since you have spoken to your surgeon and he/she is not worried you should try not be either. If you experience any changes or you are still concerned, contact your surgeon for an examination. Best of luck.
From the photos and your story, to be very rare for a fall like that to break a breast implant especially when the capsule is so immature. If the capsule were to tear this early in the game it probably wouldn't do anything anyway. A simple in office ultrasound that we use in our office to discern whether or not implants are intact is all that is needed. Good luck.
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Trauma to breasts
Thank you for your question and photos. Good that you have contacted your Doctor already. If you relayed what you are feeling and they are not concerned then try not to worry and follow up with them if you note any changes. It would be quite unlikely to rupture an implant through a fall like you described, but damaging the pocket at this point post op is possible and now you will want to rest, be sure to wear proper support bra, watch for signs of swelling/firmness/bruising which could indicate bleeding inside. Most likely you will be a little sore for a few days with no further problems. Ultrasound or MRI imaging is always an option down the road if you feel that something is wrong.
All the best
Possible implant rupture after a fall
Based on your before and after "fall" photos, I agree that there is not a significant change.
Implants are sturdy and well-made. The chance for implant rupture is very low. However, with a cohesive gel implants, even with a rupture, you may not see a visible change. If you are worried, you can get a MRI for a reassurance. Please talk with your plastic surgeon for his/her guidance.
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