400cc HP silicone implants, left boob has got smaller. Any suggestions? (photos)
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Likely rupture of silicon implant
If your breast has change shape quite quickly i is almost certainly and early rupture with some escape of gel outside the implant into the pocket - not dangerous but will need to change it - see your surgeon who will arrange a scan /ultrasounf to confirm or MRI then arrange a replacement
Breast implants - one is getting smaller
Thank you for asking about your breast augmentation.
- When an implant gets smaller, the usual cause is leaking saline implant.
- For a gel implant, it is harder to explain.
- First, see if you can find your implant card to check the type of implant that was placed.
- Even if you can't find it, contact your surgeon and arrange to be seen.
- If your surgeon has retired, you need to find another plastic surgeon to see you.
- Whatever the implant type, the problem needs to be diagnosed and the implant almost certainly replaced.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
See your surgeon
I think that any change in your breast warrants and examination by your surgeon. Ruling out capsular contracture is critical early.
Nana Mizuguchi, MD
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Changes in breasts
It is best to contact your plastic surgeon for an evaluation. Be prepared that you may need to undergo a test to see what's happening beneath the skin surface, such as an ultrasound. Keep track of the time frame of the changes you noticed.
Hello and thank you for your question.
A sudden change of one side of your breast may indicate an implant rupture and should be evaluated. An early capsular contracture may also be the reason. You should see your surgeon and discuss the possibilities. Whatever the reason is, an implant replacement is necessary to correct the asymmetry.
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