I had breast implants put in 2 1/2 months ago. Fluid build up caused removal of implant. What caused this to happen?
Doctor Answers 1
Fluid build up
The situation you faced can have a few causes if it happens immediately after a typical breast augmentation. Infection, bleeding, silicone leakage form previous implants or dermal mesh placement are possible causes. If these were not present, excessive drainage from cut lymphatic channels may be the cause. It is usually impossible to tell if this is going to happen to someone beforehand. Even use of a drain will not prevent it, and prolonged drain placement can just lead to infection. I usually replace the implants after 4 months. The previous issues would have resolved. Lymphatic channels would have sealed if there is no fluid present in the breast pocket now.
Best regards, Prashant Soni, M.D.
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