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
Hardening of Breast After Ruptured PIP Implant Removal, 7 Weeks Post Op?
Doctor Answers 4
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.
Have a question? Ask a doctor
The retained fluid is filling the empty space from the evacuated implant. The boby should resorb this fluid.
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.
You might also like...
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.