Is the color of the fluid draining from my incision normal? (Normal)
1 year ago
Hi Drs, I had breast augmentation revision (sub glandular to sub muscular) 16 days ago. Opaque red/yellow fluid is draining from the more swollen breast. No pain. No fevers. There are large firm lumps around inner and outer edges. Taking antibiotics for incision redness, which has improved (48hrs). Don't want to call dr after hours if it's not necessary. Thanks.
Doctor Answers 2
Thank you for your question. You need to call your surgeon now, even if it's after hours. 16 days out you should not be having this kind of drainage through your incision.If are draining through your incision along with an infection your incision may be about to open up, exposing the implant. Your surgeon will want to know what is happening now rather than waiting until Monday.
Thank you for asking about your breast augmentation revision.No, such drainage is never normal after breast surgery. Please contact your surgeon for instructions.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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