American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
one year ago

Flipped submuscular implant

I underwent breast augmentation surgery almost three years ago, a little over a week ago when I was moving some boxes to the storage one of my implants flipped. It does not hurt in anyway, but the difference is quite noticeable. Is it possible to flip it back by myself? Just to be clear I have submuscular implants, I’ve seen it’s possible with subglandular but nothing on submuscular unfortunately

Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Location: Pompano Beach, FL

Replies 3

Samir Shureih

I do not think it is wise to manipulate your implant your self even if you are a plastic surgeon (Which you seems not to be). See you surgeon for full examination and advice if correction is needed.

Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

It is not possible to give you any advice from the information you presented. You would need a physical exam from your surgeon or other ABPS certified or eligible surgeon close to your home.

Tanongsak Panyawirunroj
ASPS Int. Surgeon
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I recomended you to see the plastic surgeon in person for physical examination and discuss to the right treatment options is better.


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