Breast Reconstruction - Implant Rotation

Implant has rotated for a second time since breast reconstruction. Do I live with it or is there something that can be done? My surgeon told me it was "cosmetic", but it hurts as it continuously rotates to different positions. Any suggestions?


F, 69, New York

Tags:woman age 65-74 pain

Since it has happened twice, I would suggest you ask your PS to switch to a round implant.  You can achieve a very nice result, and you won't have to worry about malrotation ever again :)

A repeated implant rotation can be treated surgically. The options are to reinforce the pocket in a way to constrain the implant and prevent rotation, change the implant size and profile or change to a round implant. Have a discussion with your surgeon about their experience and best recommendation for success.