American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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5 years ago

My breast was injured by my 130 lb doberman

Hi i have silicone breast i plants and have had them replaced 4 years ago. My big 130 lb dog stepped down on one , in bed, i was flat on back. Now it hurts,some, its rippled looking. Different. Not fully deflated but different. Im worried. Thank you

Procedure: Breast Augmentation
Location: carolina beach, NC

Replies 4

Lawrence Glassman
ASPS Surgeon

When your breast changes shape following trauma, an evaluation by a board certified plastic surgeon is suggested (preferably the plastic surgeon who performed the breast augmentation). After a physical examination , your chosen plastic surgeon will determine which studies, if any, are required, An MRI and/or Ultrasound may be needed to evaluate your implant and surrounding breast tissue.

Nelson Castillo

Sorry to hear of your injury and I would recommend being seen by your surgeon or a local ASPS board certified plastic surgeon to determine if your implant was ruptured. Depending on an examination, additional radiological testing may be needed. Best wishes!

Jorge Latoni
ASPS Surgeon

At the very least you need an MRI to check the implant integrity. If you want to improve your breast rippling and shape regardless, hmay need capsulotomy with a new implant available to change it if need be.

Paul Parker
ASPS Surgeon
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Given your history, it makes sense to return back to your surgeon for an evaluation. They will examine you and determine if additional testing is necessary such as and ultrasound, MRI, etc.


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