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Hardening of Breast After Ruptured PIP Implant Removal, 7 Weeks Post Op?

I had fluid build up on both breasts shortly after surgery, right breast swelled up very large so surgeon drained 'old' blood from it. Left breast went down & has now filled with fluid again, & right one is very hard and much larger and looks almost like implant is still in! Surgeon scanned them and said draining them could cause infection so leave and let body absorb, or fluid may solidify and stay there but wouldn't cause a problem. I'm concerned about the hardening of breast, your thoughts please

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Fluid Collections After Implant Removal

In general, fluid collections that are significant should be drained.  If the collections persist for a longer period of time they can form a rind and a cavity.

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Post op

The retained fluid is filling the empty space from the evacuated implant. The boby should resorb this fluid.

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Fluid in breast pocket

Without more specific details it is difficult to suggest what should/could be done.  It is probably best to follow closely with your surgeon.  If you are not comfortable with that, then seek a second opinion in person. Good luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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