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Breast implantes after 7 years one has become harder than other
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Breast implantes after 7 years one has become harder than other

I had breast implants done about 7 years ago since then I have been diagones with diabetics.  3 weeks ago one of my breast became hard and is bigger then the other it hurts to sleep on my chest and at times is uncomfortable and once in a while it will  burn or sting.  I went to see a doctor who is a plastic surgeron but he was more in for the money than really really my care.  his nurse came in later and suggested I get a 2nd option so I became scared he was suggesting getting my implants removed which if need be then fine my health is first but is this common after so many years.  I don't know what could have caused this?  My implant is above the muscle then are the gel kind the doctor who did the procedure has since past way so its hard and it was done in south america.  
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You probaly have a gel leak that is causing the hardening. This is very common. The only treatment is implant removal and replacement. This also means removing all scar or capsule involved with the implant gel. Please seean experienced reconstructive plastic surgeon that removes gels and the capsule also.

            arch s miller ms md facs
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