Anyone else have a problem with fluid/swelling after breast implant removal? Help please.

  • OceanLab86
  • Cali
  • 1 year ago

Hey girls, so I just had my breast implants removed on Jan 17 2013. By the next day my PS had to drain 120cc of fluid from my right breast. He said to keep the ace bandage tightly wrapped, but this morning I woke up with more fluid again. My capsules have been removed, and I wanted to know if anyone else has had this problem? Also I have swelling above my chest area and beneath my neck, it hurts to touch kind of like a bruise. Has anyone experienced this after breast implant removal? If anyone has had these experiences, can you let me know how they got resolved? How long did fluid continue to build up after being drained? Did your body ever just absorb it?   Thanks!

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I had my implants removed 5 weeks ago. Everything seemed fine then a week ago my breasts swelled up to bigger than they were with the implants. They are massive. It looks like I have had implants put in. I also got a bruise under one breast and a red rash. My GP does not know what it is and they have done blood tests to rule out internal bleeding. The surgeon will not see me again as it was done on the NHS and I had no follow up appointment so will have to be re-referred (2 week waiting time). I am very worried. They are sore and rock hard.
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Got drained again today 60cc in two days. I still have to keep the ace bandage on nice and tight and its torture. I definitely regret getting breast implants in the first. I had wanted them for so long and I now know to just love what I have and now I'm having complications after having them removed.
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Please let us know what your surgeon says today! Thinking of you .

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Thank you Angie its not my surgeon today another doctor is filling in cuz he is out of town but I will definitely let you know how it goes.
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Update: I had 140 cc aspirated today this doctor was nice he actually numbed me before hand. I have another appointment on Thursday for more aspiration if the fluid builds up again. If it does I'm hoping it will only be a little bit which means the pocket is starting to seal. Otherwise I may have to have a drain put in. :/
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Oh, also, I didn't have swelling at the neck, but my breasts still are tender one month post explant (and it is hard to describe, so bear with me) the top area of my breasts about 2 inches above the nipple are sore in a crescent moon shape about 3 inches wide. I am thinking it is because there is no longer the pressing form of a 3D implant under the muscle there and my breast is relaxing and getting feeling back in it. It is definitely nerve related since my skin is sensitive to the touch and tingly (like when I get shingles... yea, had them since I was 19 years old) but that's another story... Funny thing, didn't realize just how numb they became after BA until I had the explant! Now I feel everything again so I will take the sensitivity and tingling!! Yay! :)
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That sounds really unpleasant! Have you called your surgeon about your most recent fluid build up? I would give the office a call. 

Here's what some doctors say about fluid build up after implant removal. Sounds like it might be a seroma....

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Hey Angie. I will definitely be contacting my PS on Monday. He will probably need to drain the fluid again. Ive been taking my temperature and have only hit 99.9 so I think I'm still in the clear as far as infection goes. I have an ace bandage wrapped tightly around me to help the fluid absorb but I can still hear it sloshing around. :/ My doctor didn't put drains during surgery and I hope that going in to have it drained, that it will eventually stop. Thanks for the link!
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Hi Ocean, I am glad you asked the community! :) As I had said I didn't have fluid build up nor drains this time (after) explant, HOWEVER, I did have that sloshing sound, more like a bubbling sound, when I stood up from a laying position, or vice versa. VERY disturbing to say the least!! I thought "Geez, did I trade my hated 3D's for this sound now?" Then I decided that it was better than what I had, so I would live with it... but it resolved itself in only a day or two!! :) Your post was two days ago, how are things now for you?? Happy you are on the other side of surgery and hope the rest of your recovery goes well!
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Thanks Tiki! My right breast still has fluid but the swelling above my chest is gone :). Now its just sloshing liquid in my right breast which I called my PS this morning to see if I can have it drained. Just waiting for a call back. They don't hurt really so that's good its mainly just pressure because of the ace bandage that I was instructed to keep tightly wrapped to help with fluid absorption. So I'm hoping after having it drained a second time that it will not continue to produce more fluid. Otherwise I'm doing good but the wrapping is irritating to sleep in! Also not looking forward to the big syringe draining my breast eeek!
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Another question Tiki do you know how much fluid was in there?
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