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alize rios
2 months ago

Implant not dropping after falling from snowboarding

Got my breast done in another state, from Arizona so it’s hard going back and forth, 1 month after I got a reduction and implant, I went snowboarding- I know stupid. I ended up falling on my breasts, ended up being infected from falling and I drained lots of green fluid, finally healed 2/3 weeks later. Will my right breast ever drop? Or did I create scar tissue to where it’s not dropping been 2mo

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Location: Tucson, AZ

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Jaime Caloca Valenzuela
ASPS Int. Surgeon

If it has been over 6 months from healing of the infection and there is still asymmetry, then you need implant replacement and capsulectomy at least on the affected breast.

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Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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How long has it been since your surgery? If it has been several months, and there’s hardness and malposition of the implant, you definitely need an evaluation by a plastic surgeon. You may have counselor Contractor, and the implant may be ruptured as well.

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Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

What exact type of surgery did you have? Did you really had an infection and what type of infection and how was it treated? And by whom? What does it look like now, what did it look like before the surgery ? Who did your surgery and what were their qualifications? What exactly is the problem now? What may you need to fix the problem now? What did your original surgeon tell you? These are questions that can only be answered in person by a qualified surgeon. You need to call your original surgeon and see what they tell you. Then you need to contact a local ABPS certified or eligible plastic surgeon that would be willing to see you for a consultation and go from there.


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