Lateral Implant displacement

Lateral Implant Displacement Revision

Lateral displacement of a breast implant refers to a condition where the implant shifts or moves away from the midline of the chest. This can occur due to a number of factors, including improper positioning during surgery, capsular contracture (hardening of the tissue surrounding the implant), or a weak or stretched inframammary fold (the natural crease beneath the breast). Improper positioning during surgery may be due to the surgeon not placing the implant in the correct pocket or not properly securing the implant in place. Capsular contracture is a complication that can occur after breast augmentation surgery where the scar tissue around the implant tightens and hardens, causing the implant to shift or change shape. A weak or stretched inframammary fold can also cause the implant to move out of position.

If a breast implant is significantly displaced, it may be visible or palpable and may cause asymmetry or discomfort. The implant may appear to be sitting too far to the side of the chest, or may appear to be riding too high on the chest. In some cases, the implant may even be visible or palpable through the skin. This can cause aesthetic concerns for the patient and may also cause discomfort or pain.

Treatment options for lateral displacement of a breast implant may include revision surgery to reposition the implant or removal of the implant. During revision surgery, the surgeon may need to release or tighten the scar tissue around the implant, or may need to create a new pocket for the implant. In some cases, the implant may need to be removed entirely and replaced with a new implant. The choice of treatment will depend on the individual case and the preferences of the patient.


Before and After Cleavage Breast Revision