Breast Implant Removal Q&A
Drains + Breast Implant Removal
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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