Any one have the experience of their Breast Implant being exposed?

  • Jane's Addiction 22
  • Jersey Shore
  • 1 year ago

I would like to start a discussion about breast implant exposure and the scarring left behind once the implants have been removed. Also about what options are out there for women to fix this deformation that it can leave behind. This is a wonderful opportunity for women to support one another. 

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I am so embarrassed of my situation. my dr begged me not to smoke, and it did interfere with my healing! long story short I ended up with a wound dehinsion, jus basically the wound separation from the stitches within 10 days of sugery, my dr was in Africa on business, the ER tested me for everything concluded that there was no infection evident and also to ad insult to injury told me that I was very early pregnant. I was scared out of my mind. once I made it into my PS office, he was very upset with me about smoking cuz he smelled it on me and made a rule that the would not do the procedure on smokers any more, the he debrided the area which left a large area below the nipple with only breast tissue showing, told me how to care for it and what significant warning sighns to look for, Now it is healing slow but it is healing but from me changing bandages the tissues gave way and the implat is exposed! I have not contacted my PS! in hopes that the wound will close. im so confused and the issues are jus pilling up on me at this time. can the hole close over time with the same treatment my doc sent me home with? is it imposible for tissue to grow and eventually close the area? I have stoped smoking because I have become afraid of the damage it will do
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Thanks for your post! I'm curious about what you mean with "implant exposure"?

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What this mean is for what ever reason usually due to a low grade infection that progresses over time the skin breaks open and the implant become exposed usually down at the lower part of the breast.
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My implant was exposed at the incision; which was located at the lower part of the breast. My implant was exposed after my initial implant replacement; it appeared healed and after 4 weeks of healing; a hole appeared and fluid came out. (incision had the dissolved stitches located in the interior). My Doctor stitched the compromised incision with outside stitches. Stitches removed 2 weeks later; and 3 days later, implant is exposed. My Doctor went to repair capsular and do a scar revision; and ended up replacing the implant. Healing good and 6 weeks later; i got the Flu and it compromised my scar and healing. Fluid build-up on incision; eventually lead to implant exposure again.
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Wow I'm really sorry. What's your next step? Will you repair it?
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We did go and repair the incision; removed damaged scar tissue and stitched it up again. My body went into protect mode and sent fluid to the stitched area and a small hole ocurred; which allowed the fluid build-up to drain. But the incision where the drainage occurred did not heal and the implant became exposed again. Implant was removed to allow the tissue at the incision area to heal; 8 weeks to heal. Different factors affected my healing - I smoked in the beginning and I did not have enough body fat; and the incision was later located closer to the lower portion of breast instead of at bottom of breast crease. After having 1 implant removed (bummer looking boobie) I am definitely getting a replacement! I just wonder how some of these women whom get these enormous FF or GG boobs and do not have complications with the implants!
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I I sorry that happened to you. I did smoke too. I know it interfered with my healing process. So If I understand you correct you had one implant removed and can replace the one that you had the problem with?
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