Scary Situation...My Breasts! Any suggestions? (photos)
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Left breast discomfort
Thanks for submitting your pictures and sorry for your problem. From observing your pictures , there are hints of capsule contracture in your left breast, which might explain your discomfort.
However, only physical examination will be able to ascertain such findings.
The reason for the hardening can be implant's leakage or trauma to the pocket from over use that can cause small bleeding , which can irritate the capsule and cause contracture. Other possibility is 'biofilm' from disseminated bacteria that can occur after dental treatment , colonoscopy, UTI etc when preventative antibiotics were not used.
In any event, if indeed you have capsule contracture , there are 2 surgical options:
1. The capsule is tight but thin and not inflamed. In that case capsulotomy(scar release) is indicated. If the implant is intact, there is no need to replace it.
2. The capsule is thick and inflamed (biofilm), which requires replacement of implant and capsulectomy (excision of capsule) , in order to prevent recurrence.
Always, consult with experienced board certified plastic surgeons who perform lots of 'redo' breasts augmentation in accredited surgery center for your safety. Check the before and after pictures in the photo gallery, to make sure that they are numerous, consistent, attractive and natural looking.
Best of luck,
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