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After having breast augmentation in 2005, I now have sudden swelling in one breast - should I worry?
Swelling a number of years after a breast augmentation can be caused by a number of things. One of these is an indolent tumor in the scar capsule around the implant that is curable by excising the capsule. Other causes can be as innocuous as over use of an arm. However, it does need to be evaluated and should not be ignored. See the surgeon who did your surgery or another board certified Plastic Surgeon.
R.T. Buchanan, MD
Thank you for your question. Yes, swelling so long after breast augmentation is unusual and should be investigated.
Please see your plastic surgeon for an exam.