Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Drains + Breast Reconstruction
Two children twenties not over weight (just extra skin) good shape READ MORE
I had bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction with TEs April 3, 2012 and it is now May 7 and I still have 2 drains. My PS won't take drains out... READ MORE
I am 30 and weigh 150. My Dr. said I would probably be able to remove the drains after 2 weeks because of my size but now I am going on week 3 without... READ MORE
My drains were removed after only 5 nights - one fell out while I was sleeping & the PA removed the other one the next day. Immediate swelling & pain,... READ MORE
I had a BMX with TEs about 5 weeks ago. The left side never drained much - always less than 20 ml a day. When drains came out, the left side got... READ MORE
I am 4wks post op from a grade 4 capsulectomy and ruptured silicone implant. I had reconstructive surgery 7 yrs ago. I still have a JP drain in my... READ MORE
I had breast cancer on the right breast and had it removed (lump ) then lots of radiation which caused the inplant to leak. So they removed the... READ MORE
I had a double mastectomy a week and a half ago. I had a lymph node removed from my right side. I had two drains on each side. One of the drains on my... READ MORE
I am 12 days post op, has a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with insertion of tissue expanders. Drains still in (2, 1 on each side). Right now... READ MORE
What can I do to decrease my fluid output so that I can have my JP drains removed after having them for 3 weeks already?
I had a bilateral mastectomy with TE's in Oct 2014. My swap was 3/2015. On 6/29, I had a revision done - larger implants with Alloderm above/below... READ MORE
I still have a JP drain that's putting out 100-110cc a day. Dr changed antibiotic a week ago. Is it normal to still have a JP drain READ MORE
I had masectomy done with Te on march 31st. Temp 101 frm past 2 days. Took..2 tablets of antibiotic bactrim ysty My breast looks slight pink. I was... READ MORE
I had a Mastectomy with silicone implant. Incision hasn't closed & continues to drain 8 weeks post op. What should be done?
I am 65years old, completed chemo 12 weeks ago and had a complete response,no other health issues.my plastic surgeon feels I was not having enough... READ MORE
Hello, I'm a 28 year old four days out of a prophylactic operation and having excruciating pain in one side while the drains are being "milked." On a... READ MORE
I have had 6 surgeries on my left breast to remove and drain the same abcess directly under my left nipple. I am in pain once again and I do not want... READ MORE
Is it common to have to have drains again when you have your tissue expanders replaced with silicone gel implants?
Is it common to have to have drain in when you have your tissue expander's replaced with silicone gel implants.? I had bilateral mastectomy's with... READ MORE
I had Breast Reconstruction June 17th, is it normal to still be in pain My drains have been removed.
I was not sure if I should ask my Dr. for more pain medication, I feel like a baby but I have done all that I can I am using ice around the clock it... READ MORE
I'm having delayed breast reconstruction. One Doc uses drains afterwards and the other does not. Which method is best?
I would think having drains placed after surgery would help prevent a seroma? Am I wrong? Does it matter if you have drains placed after surgery or... READ MORE
Left mastectomy Jan 6th with tissue expanders. Drains taken out Jan 19th. Healing well, suddenly developed pain, severe swelling
Doctor ordered ultrasound and was put on antibiotics for 10 days.Ultrasound showed fluid buildup in front of expanders. Should I be concerned? Is this... READ MORE