Rotation, displacement or migration of breast implants can occur from the time of their placement or after some time and may be accompanied by certain symptoms like discomfort or distortion of the shape of the breast. It is very rare for this abnormality to occur with a rate below two per cent.
In such case it occurs that the breast implant rotates and consequently changes the breast shape. The causes that cause this may be that the implant wall has not adhered well to the surrounding tissue, and in other cases the pocket is very large.
Many doctors do not advise anatomical prosthesis to patients because they have the risk of migrating or rotating. On the other hand, even if round prostheses rotate, the shape of the breast doesn’t change, but the twist or rotation of an anatomical prosthesis significantly changes breast shape.
Rotation, displacement or migration of breast implants can occur from the time of their placement or after some time.
The surgical technique to implant the anatomical prosthesis is creating a pocket (that’s how we call the space which is opened to place the prosthesis) with the exact dimensions of the prosthesis. It is important to choose a textured cover of the prosthesis so that it can adhere to the capsule which will be formed. When taking into account these details, the risk that the prosthesis turns is minimal.
If the patient notices a figure or a different shape on her breast or feels any discomfort, it is best to talk to her plastic surgeon and it should be the plastic surgeon to determine if the prosthesis has rotated and what technique is to be used to correct this situation. In lots of cases another surgery is necessary in order to correct this deviation.