Shoulder Dislocation After Augmentation: How Long Until I Can Have Shoulder Surgery?

I had a breast augmentation 2 months ago. I love my results. A week ago, I dislocated my shoulder. It popped back in but hurt for a few days. My ortho says that I need surgery and wasn't concerned about my breast augmentation. How long do I have to wait for shoulder surgery? Should my ortho and plastic surgeon discuss this first? I also want to make sure that physical therapy for my shoulder won't mess up my implants. Thanks!

Doctor Answers 4

Shoulder surgery after breast implants

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After two months the implants are 'yours' and there is little risk in completing shoulder surgery if you have a rotator cuff tear or other. Also after the eight weeks therapy should not pose any problem either.

Best of luck,


Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Shoulder Dislocation Surgery should Not affect a Breast Augmentation Result

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The decision to operate on a dislocated shoulder is made to tighten the shoulder capsule and make recurrent dislocations harder. Such surgery is remote from the breast pocket and should not affect your breast augmentation.

Good Luck.

Dr. Peter A Aldea

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon

You can have shoulder surgery whenever your orthopedic surgeon recommend

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There is no restriction because of your augmentation for shoulder surgery. Your breasts are healed and you will be fine.

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 153 reviews

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There should be no problem with shoulder surgery 2 months after an augmentation.  I would doubt there will be that much manipulation that would harm the implants even if submuscular.  Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.

Donald Nunn, MD
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