12 Days After TUBA and Noticed a Swelling/Pocket Filled With Fluid? (photo)

I had TUBA 12 days ago, this morning I noticed a swelling/pocket filled w. fluid under my Rt. breast where tunnel was made to push implants in. When I lay down it goes away, when I get up it comes back. Is this normal? I have no pain or discomfort, and my breast didn't change in size. Can it be a beginning of slow leak?

Doctor Answers 4

See your surgeon to have it drained

You may need to have this drained, so please see your surgeon to have it checked out. It could be a seroma.

Paramus Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling and a TUBA

From your photoo posted it looks like fluid accumulated into the tunnel that was created to insert your implant.  It may be hematoma or serous fluid. Best to see your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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12 Days After TUBA and Noticed a Swelling/Pocket Filled With Fluid?

This is the most complication of the TUBA approach. Seek immediate evaluation with your surgeon to see if open incisional drainage is required. In my opinion you could have a hematoma, please seek care. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Fluid collection after TUBA

You likely have a small fluid collection along the dissection tract.  You should notify your surgeon so that they can take a look and determine if it needs to be drained.


Good Luck.

David Shafer, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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