Breast implants- Boobs the wrong shape

Breast implants- Boobs the wrong shape

In cases of breast augmentation, a complication is extremely rare but as with all medical procedures, it is important to remember that there is always a slight risk. Now, one of the signs that something could be wrong with your implant is a significant, noticeable change.

In this blog, we will look at some of the possible complications that could cause your breast implants to change.

The Reasons Why Breast Implants may be the Wrong Shape

From overall placement to complications, there are several reasons why your breast implant may be the wrong shape, or not meet your expectations. 

Implant placement

If the implant is placed above the muscle instead of below it, or if it is positioned too high or too low on the chest wall, it can result in an unnatural shape or appearance.

Poor surgical technique

If the surgeon does not have adequate skill or experience, it can result in an uneven or asymmetrical result.


Certain complications can change the appearance of your breast implants, including ruptures and capsular contractures. Both of these complications can cause the breast to feel hard, uneven, and appear distorted.

In the case of a saline rupture, because the saline is absorbed by the body you may notice that immediate deflation of the breast. 

If you notice any significant change in the shape of your breasts after implant surgery, we advise you to consult a qualified plastic surgeon who will be able to examine your overall breast health and recommend a suitable course of treatment.

Treatment options may include implant exchange, implant repositioning, or other corrective surgery depending on the underlying cause. The key is to communicate your concerns to your surgeon and work together to develop a plan that meets your individual needs and goals.

How long do breast implants last?

Typically, saline and silicone breast implants have a lifespan of around 10 years. After this time, it is recommended that you have them replaced or removed. To ensure the implant and surrounding breast tissue remains healthy during the time you have implants, we advise that you undergo regular breast health screenings to help detect and treat any potential complications. 

If you are concerned about your breast implant shape or would like to book a breast health screening contact our experts at Implant Health.

Worried about your breast implants?

If you’re worried about your implants, we can help.

The benefits of breast implant checks include the early detection of implant-related problems and the ability to monitor how your breast and implant change over time.

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