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Topic: Anyone have Breast implant issues after Covid vaccination?

Forum: Breast Reconstruction —

Talk with others facing decisions about whether or not to have breast reconstruction, and if so, what type and when.

Posted on: Aug 15, 2021 07:32PM

macb04 wrote:

I had seen four case studies of breast implant patients having issues following Covid vaccination and wondered if anyone had heard of or experienced this.

I know that lymph node swelling following vaccination was discussed in the media.

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Aug 15, 2021 08:01PM exbrnxgrl wrote:

I have never heard of this. Do you have links to the studies? The lymph node swelling is well known and has been discussed on bco as well.

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Aug 15, 2021 10:25PM star2017 wrote:

I didn't notice any issues.

Dx@37, pregnant, BRCA2+ Dx 9/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/17/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 11/29/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 4/18/2018 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Radiation Therapy 5/21/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 10/24/2018 Prophylactic ovary removal; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2019 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx 5/2021, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, ER+/PR+, HER2- Targeted Therapy Verzenio Radiation Therapy External: Bone Hormonal Therapy Faslodex (fulvestrant)
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Aug 16, 2021 12:04AM exbrnxgrl wrote:

macb,

Is this what you were referring to? It starts off addressing dermal fillers but keep reading.

https://www.americanboardcosmeticsurgery.org/moderna-covid-19-vaccine-swelling-dermal-fillers/

Bilateral mx 9/7/11 with one step ns reconstruction. As of 11/21/11, 2cm met to upper left femur Dx 7/8/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/7/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 11/2011, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 1/15 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/21/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/21/2011 Bone Hormonal Therapy 6/19/2014 Femara (letrozole) Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane)
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Aug 16, 2021 01:19AM - edited Aug 16, 2021 01:21AM by macb04

Hi exbrnxgrl,


There were 2 articles dealing with Case Studies from 4 patients with breast implants. Sorry if the second link looks really long. That's just how it copied.


https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960977621003878

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A Case Report of Capsular Contracture Immediately Following COVID-19 Vaccination
Richard J. Restifo, MD
Abstract
Aesthetic Surgery Journal Open Forum 2021, 1–5
© 2021 The Aesthetic Society.
This is an Open Access article distrib- uted under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted reuse, dis- tribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
DOI: 10.1093/asjof/ojab021 www.asjopenforum.com
Capsular contracture is fundamentally an immunological/inflammatory response to the implant, treating it as a foreign body in need of exclusion from the immune system. The capsule surrounding the implant is populated by a rich variety of immunologically active cells such as macrophages, T lymphocytes, and myofibroblasts. Vaccination in general and the COVID-19 vaccine in particular result in specific and nonspecific activation of the immune system, including those immune cells in proximity to the implant. This phenomenon has been previously demonstrated in delayed inflammatory reactions to previously implanted hyaluronic acid fillers following COVID-19 vaccination. This report is what is believed to be the first case of the rapid development of severe ipsilateral capsular contracture in the immediate aftermath of the second dose.


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Sep 8, 2021 02:18AM macb04 wrote:

bump

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Sep 13, 2021 06:44PM pinkgirl09 wrote:

A few daysafter the Pfizer vaccine my mastectomy/reconstruction breast is soar and irritated and very red. My face got blotches of red and felt on my neck as though someone was choking me.

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Sep 13, 2021 06:56PM muska wrote:

I had no issues with implants after Covid vaccination wit Moderna. No impact on lymph nodes either.

Dx at 54 Dx 5/9/2013, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 7/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 6/13/2013, LCIS, Both breasts Surgery 6/13/2013 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 7/25/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 2/20/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 3/12/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 3/23/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes, Bone
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Sep 14, 2021 01:53AM macb04 wrote:

pinkgirl09, very sorry to hear of your vaccine induced implant troubles. Ask your plastic surgeon about steroids, which may turn off your immune overreaction.

Glad to hear you did ok Muska after your Covid shot.

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Sep 14, 2021 08:44AM HomeMom wrote:

I had zero effects of the Pfizer vaccine.

Dx 3/31/2014, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 4/29 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 4/15/2014 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 5/6/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 5/30/2014 AC Chemotherapy 7/25/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel) Radiation Therapy 10/16/2014 Hormonal Therapy 12/15/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Sep 14, 2021 08:17PM - edited Sep 14, 2021 08:18PM by macb04

Glad you were fine too HomeMom.

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