Is it dangerous to have blood building up in breast 2 1/2 months after explant surgery?
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Fluid post removal
Fluid seromas after implant removal
Breast Implant Explant
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#BreastImplantRemoval - blood building up 2 1/2 months post-op
Aspiration is an appropriate first step, followed by repeated aspirations and, if necessary, insertion of a drain. The drain can stay in for a week or so and, assuming that the drainage has diminished, it can then be removed and you can see what happens.
If, however, the fluid does not diminish and/or it reaccumulates you may need to consider that the capsule - the scar tissue surrounding your implant - may not have been adequately removed (if it was at all, which is not always necessary at an initial breast implant removal). In that case you may need a total or partial capsulectomy on the affected side.
You should, of course, address this with your own plastic surgeon who can assess you in person for this evolving situation.
I'm sorry for the problems you're having but I hope this has helped and good luck,
Dr. Alan Engler
Member of RealSelf100
Bleeding 2 1/2 months post-op.
Aspiration was a proper first step, as was re-aspiration. Blood rather than seroma means a vessel opened up, and these usually clot and seal themselves, especially as the bleeding is evacuated and the pressure decompressed. If this is pure blood, you may want to ask your surgeon to check your hemoglobin or complete blood count. 300cc is not a dangerous amount to lose, but if it continues, re-operation to seal the oozing vessel may be required. Keep in close contact with your surgeon. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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