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Anonymous asks:
I am 51 years old and have had saline breast implants for about 14 years. Under the musle. I bent over to move my chair a week ago and my right breast hit my knee and my breast has been in severe pain (same pain as when i got the surgery) pain when i move at all , breath, or cough. Wondering if it is a sign of a ruptured implant or just torn muscles? Can an implant shift from where it belongs and cause pain? It still looks ok . Its been 5 days and pain is not getting any better. Thank you for Any help or advice ?

On: 12/30/2013 11:02 pm

To doctors from: Massachusetts

Category: Breasts

Answers

DrJosephFodero on 01/02/2014 11:49 am wrote:
I recommend following up with your surgeon regarding this matter, you shouldn't take any chances.
DrWilliamRosenblatt on 01/01/2014 12:29 pm wrote:
Only an examination in person will help you know what happened.
DrMalcolmRoth on 12/31/2013 02:26 pm wrote:
Dr. Jacobs has already posted a response with which I concur. Give it some time. It is possible that it is just a bruise and might not be related to the implant at all.
DrElliotJacobs on 12/31/2013 01:21 pm wrote:
If your breast is roughly the same size, then a rupture of the implant is unlikely but not totally out of the question. It is also possible that you may have torn a portion of the scar capsule around the implant. If your breast is in any way changed from its normal shape, it is is a possibility. It is unlikely that you have torn a muscle.
If the pain persists, you should definitely return to your surgeon if possible. He will examine you and suggest some possible diagnostic tests.

Good luck!

Elliot Jacobs, MD, FACS
New York City