How can I tell if my implants have encapsulated?
It's been half a year since I had saline implants in my breasts. Since the surgery, my breasts haven't felt right but I was told to expect that. "It can take time for them to set and to get used to them"-- and so on. But something feels wrong in one breast. There is a hardness to it inside that feels unnatural and it's really troubling me. I'd heard about encapsulated breast implants and never could tell if I knew what that meant but I fear that might be happening with me. What should I do first?
Thank you for sharing your question. It sounds like you may be experiencing a Capsular Contracture. When this happens the breast feels tight, painful, and you will most likely see a shape change in the future. There is not much you can do to correct it. You can try massaging the breast. Most women who have a diagnosed Capsular Contracture need a revision surgery to correct it. You will need to visit your Plastic Surgeon to know for sure. I hope this was helpful to you.