Has my left implant 'turned' or is this capsular contraction?

Hi I had BA in Thailand June 2011. Very happy and about 6 months later felt my left breast was lower , and bigger than the right. My surgeon assured me it would settle, and with correct exrcise and support bra it would be OK. It seemed to come right and I haven't had any issues since then, until about 6 months ago. I now definitely feel it has either moved, or something ? My right pec can contract very easy but my left is difficult to do so, I train weights and compete in natural figure body building . I have always felt my left implant was uncomfortable when training and when I flex it doesn't sit like the right one. It is fuller, sits more to the side and I think sits lower. I am having frequent aches , although not painful, and it is stressing me out that somehow from training I have moved the implant. I have Brazilian furry teardrop and the incisions were done through my armpits. I am waiting to hear back from the the surgeon in Thailand, in the meantime I really need advice and options available to me here In Aust.

Jennie December 19th, 2015 QLD

  • Answer
    Mr Kourosh Tavakoli

    Kourosh Tavakoli

    44 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Dear Jennie,

    Thank you for your enquiry and images. You have done the right thing by contacting your surgeon for advice.
    Without seeing your pre- operative photos or details of your operation I can not comment about your pec muscles or the level of your implants. If you are experiencing discomfort and visible changes to your breasts it is best to undergo a breast MRI. The MRI will show if there are any changes regarding your implant or the capsule, and furthermore if you require any intervention.

    Kind Regards,

    Dr Kourosh Tavakoli
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     Robert Drielsma

    Robert Drielsma

    191 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    New South Wales, Australia

    Hi Jennie - it's very difficult to give you accurate advice without a formal consultation. Your surgeon is in the best position to advise you based on his knowledge of your pre operative state, the surgical approach used in your individual surgery and an assessment of what is happening now. One of the challenges of having your surgery overseas is that you can't return to your surgeon for review. Your best step is to ask your GP for diagnostic imaging to check the integrity of implants and to rule out impact movement or capsular contracture. You can then arrange a review with a plastic surgeon to discuss your concerns and options.