Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Drainage + Breast Reconstruction
Dec. 20th I had reconstruction. It has been almost 10 years since my mastectomy, radiation, and chemo. He put an expander in (took the implant out... READ MORE
I had TRAM flap surgery on March 2, and I still need to have fluid drained from my stomach. I had a hematoma in the same area after surgery that had... READ MORE
In Aug. 2011 I Had a Nipple & Skin Sparing Bilateral Mastectomy. I'm Very Fortunate to Have Been a Good Candidate for This, but I keep... READ MORE
I experienced a partial failure of a DIEP reconstruction. After chemo, I underwent a fat graft to fill out the breast. However, my surgeon found and... READ MORE
Had a double mastectomy/expander Oct 2012. Went thru chemo. Before radiation consultation, noticed fluid build up. PS aspirated 150 cc and then again... READ MORE
It has been over six weeks since my bilateral mascetomy/reconstruction with AlloDerm, and I am still draining 50ccs per 24 hour period. There does not... READ MORE
It Has Been 10 Weeks Since my Bi-lateral Mastectomy. I Have Developed a Seroma, and the Draining Pockets Are Not Absorbing?
The surgeon says it will just take time. How long should this take to have the drainage absorbed by the bpdy?? READ MORE
I had a diep flap done due to having mastectomy to both breasts because breast cancer. I have problem that my body rejected soluble staples so now I... READ MORE
Delayed bilateral lat flap reconstruction 9/13. 300 cc fill, and Dr. now mentions "overfill" with permanent implants. Confused! Rt. side had a... READ MORE
8 years ago I had a bilateral TRAM post breast cancer (chemo, radiation & hormone therapy). Immediately a large seroma formed (right auxilla to left... READ MORE
I had expander implant , drains in afterwards , drain become blocked at the tap that releases the drained fluids , had the drain replaced , nurse did... READ MORE
Redden breast with bleeding two months after final implants from double mastectomy. Any ideas what it is?
Had implants put in Nov 18th. Around the 20 of December breast became very red. PS had infectious disease doctor drain breast 70cc of bloody fluid no... READ MORE
On May 1 I had a Pedicle tram flap surgery which included a T T to use for breast mound which was a total disaster . When in hospital one of the two... READ MORE
In July 2015, I had my right breast rem and drainage tubes were in for 7 days. 3 weeks he had to remove fluid (seroma).
Next 5 months, I going in every month to have it drained. On Dec. 30, 2015, he took me into surgery and removed 2 seroma's and put in a drainage tube.... READ MORE
Prior to my removal of drains I wasn't quite at the ccs the doctor wanted me to be at exactly - but having them in for four weeks and being close to... READ MORE
I had a tissue expander put back in my left breast on April 18, 2016. I am still draining about 80cc every day. I had a mycobacterium fortuitum... READ MORE
I've had my left breast open 4 times due to cyst breaking and infection. It's now been removed. Would reconstruction stop this?
Would reconstruction surgery stop all of the cyst and drainage READ MORE
Three weeks since my bilateral Mastectomy, drainage tubes were pulled 5day ago. Left side (where the cancer was found) is still draining a little.... READ MORE