Drains + Breast Implant Removal

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Will I Need Drains with Capsulectomy and No Replacement? (photo)

I have to remove 28 year old textured, Silicone implants above the muscle, including capsulectomy. I don't like drains. Are they used with this... READ MORE

2 Weeks Post-Op Breast Explant, Left Breast Still is Draining, Normal?

Hi there, I had my surgery two and a half weeks ago and am still walking around with a drain in the left breast (this was the side where the implant... READ MORE

Pain with Drain Removal, After Breast Implant Removal and Partial Capsulectomy?

My drains have been in for 5 days, and I heal quickly, so am afraid that my skin will have started to heal around drains and sutures by tomorrow when... READ MORE

Chance of Developing Seroma/Hematoma After Explant if Drains Are Used?

I'm explanting mid-August after 7 months of having 350cc silicone unders due to severe bottoming out & other reasons (I'm 25, no kids, no... READ MORE

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... READ MORE

Drains V. Compression After Explant?

I'm explanting in early August, 7 months after initial explant (I'm 25, no kids, no weight gain/loss). My doctor is performing a capsulectomy,... READ MORE

After my second capsulectomy, the fluid won't stop accumulating?

I've been having the drain in for almost 2 weeks after my capsulectomy and the fluid keeps coming out about 40cc/hr. my question is what makes the... READ MORE

Post Breast Implant Removal: Should Drain be Removed if Only Drainage is 150cc of Breast Milk?

I had an emergency breast explantation done last week due to staph infection that ate a lot of my breast tissue. I was breastfeeding at that time and... READ MORE

Drains after explant?

I explanted on 12/20/2013 and had a complete capsulectomy. The doctor felt I needed JP drains and I am down to 43/30 (right/left) yesterday and... READ MORE

Is it possible to get CONTRACTURE AFTER breast implant removal?? (photos)

I had my breast implants removed due to CC, right breast. About 3 weeks post op, my right breast is contacting! I had both capsules removed. I had... READ MORE

How long for a hematoma after breast implant removal to absorb?

Hi, I had my breast implants removed 3 weeks ago and had drains in for 5 days. My right breast has had more fluid from day one and maybe shouldn't... READ MORE

If capsule is stuck to chest wall is it okay to leave part of it?

I have two ruptured silicone implants - and one CC - one surgeon saying he would try to remove all intact - but won't know until he gets in there -... READ MORE

Will my Breast Shrink During Months Post Explant? (photo)

I underwent a simple explant on monday 16 september (3 days from today, still with drains). My implants were 280g over the muscle, 12 years old. I am... READ MORE

For explant surgery, is it recommended to leave the capsule in or take out? Are drains recommended for this type of surgery?

My PS suggested I leave the capsule in, as taking out leaves a bigger pocket that needs to close and that could cause complications. He said the body... READ MORE

How Long Should JPs Be in After Implant Removed? What Can I Do to Speed Up Removal of JP?

I had a implant removed after 4 years of being in due to infection. I did have some fat grafting about 4 months ago which may have lead to infection... READ MORE

Removal of implants & full capsulectomy. Drains or no drains? (photos)

My surgeon did not use drains as he said the fluid will help to add size and shape to my breasts. He said he is hoping my body doesn't reabsorb the... READ MORE

I got cancer from my implants & I have a large seroma. Docs want to remove and not re-implant, but I disagree. Now what? (photo)

I've been diagnosed with implant-caused ALCL (lymphoma cancer). 16 months ago I developed (because of tight hug?) a seroma in my right breast. Breast... READ MORE

Should a Seroma or Hematoma Be Drained Prior to Breast Explantation or Just Drain It During Explantation?

PS believes there may be fluid in breast capsular contracture & wants a mammogram performed. Then possibly a sonogram & MRI. I do not want to... READ MORE

Removal of implant after mastectomy. Would this require hospitalization and drains, or could it be an outpatient procedure?

Left breast cancer, mastectomy, chemo, radiation. 2 yrs later removed right breast (no cancer), silicone implants both sides. Soon cancer side... READ MORE

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