Is it possible to feel a lump where a saline implant has ruptured but not yet removed?
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When they deflate they can fold over on themselves and the edge of the implant is easily felt. Feeling the implant shell is very common with a deflation and is not a reason to worry.
Lumps after deflation
It is likely that you are feeling part of the implant that is deflated. However it is best to have an examination done by your surgeon to rule out other possibilities. Your surgeon may suggest having an ultrasound or mammogram to confirm the findings.
Lump after deflation
It is possible the lump you feel may be the implant, but an exam would be necessary. Best of luck....
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Is it possible to feel a lump where a saline implant has ruptured?
It is often possible for saline implants to be more palpable after deflation, however I would scheduled an appointment with your surgeon for further evaluation. Additional imaging with mammography or ultrasound may be needed.
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