Post Explant One Breast Drains a Lot and the Other Almost None at All, The Drains are Open, is this Safe?

I had my breast implants explanted 3 days ago. They were Mentor Silicone and places under the muscle. I have drains in, however my left breast is draining quiet a bit and the right breast is hardly draining at all. Is this normal? The drains he put in are just open tubes, no bulb or anything. Is this safe? I am also concerned because both breast are very itchy- espcally in between the breast and under the breasts.

Doctor Answers (2)

Drain Output after Breast Implant Removal?


Thank you for the question.

Generally speaking, the use of drains are “safe”;  it will be in your best interest to address questions regarding your care to your plastic surgeon who knows your situation best. I'm sure he/she will not mind seeing you earlier than scheduled… That way you will achieve real peace of mind.

Best wishes.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Open drains and explantation


Open drains will drain onto a dressing.  They are usually removed with 48 hours of surgery.  You should talk to your doctor about the care.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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