Explain the types of infection in the breast after augmentation
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Breast implant infection after breast augmentation
Having said that, I am so sorry to learn that you are having this problem. You really should return to the PS and you need to be followed very closely. Breast implant infections are nothing to take lightly.
You should contact your surgeon as soon as possible.
Swelling and soreness in one breast after augmentation
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One breast more sore than the other
It is not uncommon to have one breast feel a little more sore or bruised than the other right after surgery. If you notice concerning changes or increased pain/swelling, contact your Plastic Surgeon for assessment.
Without more info its hard to give a great answer.
This could be normal postop swelling or could be a fluid collection.
I recommend following up with your PS
The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.
Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic and restorative breast surgery.
best of luck!
More swelling and tenderness in one breast
Infection after breast augmentation
One Sided Tenderness & Swelling Post Breast Augmentation - What Does It Mean?
I'm sorry you are going through the physical discomfort and the worrying. Obviously, this question should be directed to your personal plastic surgeon since he or she understands the situation and should be able to give you a much more appropriate answer.
If you would like some general comments, then please send a photograph, tell us how long it's been since you had the surgery, whether the implant was above or below the muscle, whether there may have been some environmental intervention such as working out recently or even something as small as overdoing it early after breast augmentation.
Breast prosthetic implant infections are not common following cosmetic breast augmentation
Prosthetic implant infections are possible but not common following cosmetic breast augmentation. Much of the information on infected breast implants has been derived from breast reconstruction where implants are placed in irradiated post mastectomy patients. Cases of reconstruction are more complicated and have higher incidence of prosthetic infection. Experience with these complicated cases show that infection often occurs 2-4 weeks following surgery and are associated with localized swelling, redness, pain, and heat in the affected breast. When advanced a patient may have fever and even purulent drainage from the affected breast. Most cases are associated with bacteria, however rare infections with mycobacterium have been reported.
The limited symptoms you have provided can be from variety of causes. If of concern, you should see your plastic surgeon for diagnosis and clarification.
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