Fluid Between Tissue Expander and Skin - Should I Be Worried?

I have two areas of fluid between my breast skin and tissue expander. The exchange surgery is in eight weeks. Anyone have this and if so is it a problem? There is slight bulging in the areas of fluid.

Doctor Answers (3)

Fluid around expander

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This is very common.  Unless there is redness or signs of infection or bleeding, this should not be a problem. 

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Tissue expander and fluid

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It is fairly common to have a little bit of fluid around the expander.  As long as it is not infected, it should be OK to continue filling the expander.

Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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Extra-expander fluid

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Unless the fluid is a sign of bleeding or infection or distorting the expansion process, I doubt if it will be a problem.

Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

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