Bilateral breast implants and nipple piercings

Case contributed by Dr Mark Holland


Seventh round breast-screen. Asymptomatic.

Patient Data

Age: 55
Gender: Female

Normal breasts at mammography. Implants intact.

Unusual to have augmentation implants and nipple jewelry. 

Case Discussion

There is an increased risk of infection to the prosthesis with piercings in situ. This is true for any piercing in the breast: a breast abcess post-piercing is not an uncommon complication.

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Case information

rID: 25078
Published: 3rd Oct 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded