Breast augmentation reconstruction at 7 weeks. How does this even happen? I followed every single rule.. (photos)
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Breast implant exposure
i am am sorry to hear you are having a difficult time and you have to have secondary operations. Implant exposure either due to infection or skin envelope necrosis is a well documented complication risk of breast reconstructive surgery. In removing the breast much of the blood supply of the overlying skin envelope is lost. This leaves the implant pocket and overlying skin open to risk of complications. Whilst it is dreadful to have to contend with such complications the good news is that it's very fixable, just takes time. Hang in there
How does this even happen?
Based on your photo, you have implant extrusion with cellulitis.
It seems like you have had seroma or infection that led to the implant extrusion. You might not have recognized your problem early on.
Even with proper precautions, complication can occur with any surgery.
If you have any concern/problem in the future, you need to follow up with your plastic surgeon soon and closely.
Good luck with your surgery.
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