Breast Reconstruction Q&A
Seroma + Breast Reconstruction
Bilateral mast.on 4/5. Expanders were placed, implants removed from previous breast aug.There was enough skin for implant on left but not enough for... READ MORE
4 Month Old Seroma, Post Mastectomy-still Draining Through Incision, Have any Doctors Dealt WIth This Before?
I had a mastectomy/expander over 9 months ago. Detected skin breakdown, before radiation. After radiation, seroma developed & has been aspirated... READ MORE
Had reconstruction surgery 9 days ago. I have a seroma in my left breast which i just had a capsulectomy on (implant was removed 3 months ago due to... READ MORE
I have developed a seroma in my chest after getting the expanders in place, should i move more or less? READ MORE
After expander removal possible infection? Feels like my ribs are bruised, redness, edema and swelling (photo)
Double Mastectomy in February, expanders in place,within 5 days redness,swelling,low grade fevers started.Oral ABT taken Cipro Bactrim & Keflex for 2... READ MORE
I had prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with immediate one step reconstruction ( strattice and silicon implants) 19 days ago. My right breast... 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
Can Seroma and capsular contracture be corrected with breast revision or reconstruction if implant is removed?
About 6 weeks after my tissue expander exchange with gel implants I developed a second mound beneath my breast. The mound developed a small round... READ MORE
I have a "complex" abdominal seroma 7 weeks after a free flap done as reconstruction for bilateral mastectomy?
I had a bilateral mastectomy and a free flap reconstruction.The last abdominal drainage tube was removed after 5 weeks;it was still putting out 200ml... READ MORE
What's best treatment for a 20 to 26 month old tummy seroma following pedicle tram breast reconstuction 20 mth ago?
A fluid cavity was found by CT scan 12 mths later due to chemotherapy it was drained 18 months post op when it was an old blood haematoma. Two month... 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'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
Expander put in during double mast. Drains removed 2 weeks post op. Left side healed but seroma formed in right side. Drains back in 2 wks later but... READ MORE
7/30/15 bilateral mastectomy for DCIS. No reconstruction or implants; no adjuvant therapy needed. Tender puffiness in middle of chest, closer to... READ MORE
I had a double mast with immediate lat pull reconstruction last September. I have what looks like fat flaps under my arms. I still have a large seroma... READ MORE
3 weeks after bilateral mastectomy and have a seroma on right side. That arm is having pins/needles, soreness, feels heavy.
I had no lymph nodes removed. Surgery was prophylactic (I'm 28, BRCA positive). Drains taken out after two weeks (one week ago). The arm sensations... READ MORE
What's the best way to get under the unclosed flap from the implant removal today? (Post mastectomy) Any tips or suggestions?
My plastic surgeon removed my implant while I laid on my hospital bed today. He packed it with bentadine gauze and wants me to remove packed gauze and... READ MORE
I had breast reconstruction after bilateral mastectomy. About 1 month after implants were placed, left was removed due to infection. PS wants to... READ MORE
i recently had a seroma removed, now have build up of bllod, am on anti biotics, the area is dicoloured and hot to touch.
How can this be resolved as this has been going on for a year now, as i had a reconstruction that didnt work and thus ended up with a build up of... 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