My right breast started moving towards my armpit, deformed, and sagging. Is it possible a rupture or displacement? (photos)
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Breast implant started to move to the armpit.
For the breast implant to move therefore there must be a change at the level of your inner breast implant capsule.
It is possible you may have developed an early form of capsule contracture.
Even in the case of contracture or displacement a successful revision can be curative.
Just like any other type of medicine you need to be re-evaluated as soon as possible by any expert in the field.
I am glad I was available to offer you to this valuable information.
About Breast Implant Lateral Displacement
During breast implant surgery a #pocket is created carefully to maintain certain folds on the sides and bottom of the breast. Occasionally, the space for the breast implant becomes too large on the #side of the chest or the tissue stretches and the implants fall too much to the side. This is most easily seen when the patient is lying on her back. At times, the implants can move towards the patient’s armpit.
Treatment will generally require closing the space with a procedure called a #capsulorrhaphy. In this case, the capsule is closed off internally much as we do when we are trying to raise the breast fold. The capsule is closed with sutures and at times Acellular Dermis Matrix (#ADM) or other soft tissue substitutes would be used to further support this correction.
However, it is best to consult with your Plastic Surgeon to better determine with an in-person exam.
See your surgeon just in case it's capsular contracture
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