Will my incision ever heal?
Doctor Answers 2
It sounds like with chronic drainage your implant is likely infected. It might need to be removed at this point to allow the pocket to heal and clear the infection. Best to follow with your doc.
In my opinion, a chronically exposed implant is probably contaminated at this point and antibiotics may not be able to salvage the situation. An option may be to remove the implant and allow the incision to heal without an infected foreign body nearby. Then, come back after several months and place a new implant. You may need to add some healthier tissues into the area to allow this to heal as well. Best to discuss this with your chosen plastic surgeon. Best of luck.
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