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Can an Small Abscess Clear out on Its Own with Removing Implants?
I got breast implants 7 mos ago & have been diagnosed w/an abscess in my L breast.There's no fever,blood tests are healthy, culture sample showed no growth, & no pain.All I have is an open sore w/some pus, near incision .The abscess is small & its not an emergency, but is it possible that this can clear out on its own & the implants can be salvaged?Any cases out there where alternative treatment was sought w/positive results.Can I really have no other options?One surgery was traumatic enough.
Unfortunately the abscess is deep & has reached the implant. I've since seen a surgeon who's willing to remove the implant then replace it with a new implant & insert a drainage catheter. He has warned me of the likelihood that the infection would return with this method. Has anyone seen a high success rate with this option rather than the 2 additional surgeries that remove the implant and wait 6 months before re-implantation?
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