Is it normal for breast to keep draining a little light blood and watery liquid 3 weeks after surgery?

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Drainage post-op

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Your breasts should not be draining at this point. Definitely go back and see your plastic surgeon immediately.

Drainage

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I am certain your surgeon would be most interested in seeing you soon. He will probably send a culture of the fluid to the lab at that time. Good luck.

David Marcus, MD
Santa Rosa Plastic Surgeon
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Fluid drainage for 3 weeks from breasts

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It is not common for you to have fluid draining after a breast augmentation procedure for 3 weeks. It is best to see your surgeon.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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DRAINING

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Clearly draining of any kind is not normal 3 weeks post surgery and should be brought to the attention of your surgeon and evlauated

Frederic H. Corbin, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

Breast Implants

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No, I would be concerned about a seroma or infection both may need operative intervention given that you have a foreign body in your body

Is it normal for breast to keep draining a little light blood and watery liquid 3 weeks after surgery?

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No, this is not normal. SInce it could be a finding suggesting a problem, seeing your surgeon as soon as possible is essential.

All the best.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

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