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2 Revision Surgeries and Seroma Now Breast Feels Firmer and Larger?

since implants 2 years ago I've had 2 surgeries for cc in 1 of my breast. Developed seroma or leakage at incision site until the incision closed and healed. Now breast fills firm but moves around freely. I can lie on my belly and feel like a rock then after a few min it softens up and I don't notice the rock until I change position? Any advice I'm so worried I don't know what can be done. At what point do ou give up and remove them?

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Persistance hardening of breast

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It could be one of several things.  It is most likely a recurrent seroma or a persistant capsule contracture.  Please see your surgeon.

Talmage Raine MD FACS

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Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Capsular contacture

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It sounds like you may have a capsular contracture at this point and may need revision # 3.  Best to see your surgeon.  Good luck.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

2 Revision Surgeries and ....

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It sounds like another contracture, although without an examination or at least photos it is a guess with not enough info. 

If everything was done at the two surgeries (change implants, remove capsule, place implants under the muscle) best advice used to be not to try a third time, but with the advent of acellular dermal matrix, (Strattice) another try would be justified. 

Discuss with your surgeon. All the best. 

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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