Breast implant rejection.
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Problems with breast scar, 4 years out
How people heal their breast incisions can vary somewhat. I would hope you have brought your question and concern to your surgeons attention for often if someone has healed their scar with more than typical scar tissue a simple scar revision can help it a ton. A firm scar or raised scar doesn't represent a problem with your implant, it's just a skin healing issue. Your scar is certainly a mature scar at this juncture so just pay a visit to your surgeon and ask what they suggest. Take care.
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Breast implant rejection?
Hello and thank you for your question.
T-cells are a type of white blood cell that circulates our blood stream protecting other cells from outside germs and cancerous cells. They are essential to our immune system and play a large role in it. It is very dangerous to be deficient in even one type of T-cells (think HIV/AIDS). They are also responsible for the rejection of transplanted organs or implants, some allergic reactions, and virtually all auto-immune diseases.
It is hard to understand your question. Do you mean to say you think your breast implants are being rejected? Breast implants are made from silicone/saline and autoimmune rejection is practically unheard of, so that may not be the current issue.
The unhealed areas on the incision four years post operation are worrisome. There are no photos provided to examine and suggest a diagnoses and treatment options. Although even if I did I strongly recommend you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for an in-person examination as that is the only way to truly know what could be causing issues with your implants.
Traci Temmen, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon