Breast implants and child birth

I had breast implants 2 years ago. I just recently had a baby and only breastfed for a month due to her being lactose intolerant. Ever since then, my implant feels weird. Sometimes it almost feels like it's floating and it just is uncomfortable. Other times if I move weird, it feels like it's ripping. What can I do about this? I'm stationed in Guam with no resources out here to ask.

Thank you for your question. You are early in recovery after childbirth and your breast gland is undergoing significant changes. As the gland shrinks or involutes after cessation of breast feeding expect that the appearance will change as well. What you describe can be normal early after pregnancy. However an examination by your physician should be dome to see if any abnormality can be detected on physical exam. During your next leave examination by your plastic surgeon should be done earlier if your primary physician has concerns.

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
170 Commonwealth AvenueBostonMA02116US

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS

170 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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Thank you for your question. Pregnancy and breast feeding can change the shape of the breasts. The hormonal changes play a big role on how the breasts will look and feel afterwards. The skin can stretch out and lose elasticity causing the implants to lose their foundation. This can cause them to float. It is important to have an evaluation with your doctor or another qualified plastic surgeon regarding the discomfort. You may need to have the implants changed. Only an evaluation will determine this for sure! Good luck!

Mario Alfonso Gonzalez Cepeda MD
Mario Alfonso Gonzalez Cepeda MD

Mario Alfonso Gonzalez Cepeda MD

Perfection,Av. Holbox #90, SM 11,
MZA 7 Cancun, Q. Roo, Mexico

Agree with Dr. Hendricks. I too thank you for your service.

Roberta L. Gartside MD
Roberta L. Gartside MD
1800 Town Center PkwyRestonVA20190US

Roberta L. Gartside MD

1800 Town Center Parkway, Suite 412, Reston,
VA, 22090, US

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There is usually a simple answer to everything. However, your question does not have a simple answer without having additional information such as knowing a little bit more about your history, your current symptoms and how the breast appears and how it feels with an examination. If you have fever, extreme swelling or constant pain, it becomes more urgent to seek health care right away. If there is no fever, extreme swelling or constant pain then the situation becomes less immediate. First I would suggest that you contact the doctor that did your implant surgery to begin with. He/She will have a better idea about how to proceed. If that doesn't work, seek the advice or the medic or physician stationed at your base [I'm assuming you are with the military]. At least let them know you have concerns and they may be able to help put your mind at ease until your tour is done and you can get back home. Until then take care and know that you are appreciated for what you do.Thank you!

Douglas L. Hendricks MD
Douglas L. Hendricks MD
280 Newport Center DrNewport BeachCA92660US

Douglas L. Hendricks MD

280 Newport Center Drive, Suite 120,
Newport Beach, CA, 92660, US

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