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pain behind breast implant

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Should not hurst: Should not have pain after post op healing , if there is pain must see the surgeon.
Dr. Maurice Sherman
53 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends?: Pain with breast implant surgery is unusual if proper post-op exercises are followed. Spasm of the pectoralis muscle and tight unyielding skin are the ... Read More
Dr. Azita Madjidi
29 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not so bad: right after surgery, most patients feel tightness more than pain. There have been no room for the implant and it was pushed in a created space. It tak ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
As with any: Medical device, breast implants do not last forever. But they do last a long time, sometimes decades.
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
When needed: People have heard that you need to change the implants every 10 years. In reality, you only need to change the implants if there is a problem. On av ... Read More
Dr. Christopher Marek
22 years experience Plastic Surgery
Implant lifespan: Breast implants have a lifespan of 10-15 years per the manufacturers. That said I've seen patient with implants that were normal 20-30 years later. ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Vaniver
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Smallest implant: The smallest implant is approximately 150 cc.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
120cc: The smallest silicone implant is a low profile 120cc by allergan.
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
120cc = 4 oz: Saline implants have adjustable fill whereas silicone come pre filled. Smaller augmentations are possible with fat grafting or the brava devisce used ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scar tissue capsule: For reasons we do not completely understand, the scar tissue around an implant may begin to shrink and contract making the implant feel hard. We call ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus answered
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Several things.: Scar tissue may form around the implant known as "capsular contracture". This can cause pain or discomfort and may require revision surgery. A proper ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Nature of implant: Following mastectomy the remaining tissues become thin and provide insufficient soft tissue coverage over the implant even if placed under the muscle. ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. James White
30 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
No: Breast implant procedures are surgical procedures--to be completed by medical professionals.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yuly Gorodisky
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Pain medicine: You can take some pain medication or anti inflammatory medication if your doctor deems it safe for you. However, if your encapsulation is that painful ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doctor: If considering breast implants see a doctor that suggests the best shape for your body. Brand name of implant is only one issue. The surgeon doing t ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
See Surgeon.: If i understand your situation correctly you have developed breast implant encapsulation (capsular contracture) after augmentation surgery. Early on, ... Read More

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