Implant Rupture with Revision, Followed by Explantation of L Implant R/T Dehiscence of Incision - Mississippi, MS
I had no choice but to have implant revision...
- 17 Sep 2012
I had no choice but to have implant revision because my breasts with old silicone implants had begub to appear malformed, left was incapsulated, and rupture was discovered during the surgery. I had complications. Developed a large hematoma in the left breast, discovered 2 weeks after surgery when my Dr. removed sutures. Two days later, my incision opened at the base and blood began to drip steadily, requiring multiple gauze dressing changes daily. I was told that this would stop; that is was just old blood that needed to drain out. 10 days later, had surgery again to place drain tube. 3 weeks later, after being re-sutured twice, implant had to be removed. The incison (left only) was not closed, and I am to pack it everyday, using wet to dry asceptic dressings. I wish I had known beforehand that the old implant had ruptured and the silicone had all leaked out. I would have chosen to wait before replacing the implants to give my tissues adequate time to heal. I'm very disappointed in the outcome and the fact that I have to yet have another surgery, and pay the cost all over again.
I was referred by a friend who had used this physician as he specializes in breast care.