Have Leakage and a Scab of Skin on Only One Breast?

I have had a breast implants, and a mini lift five months ago. But recentlly am having muscle pain in one breast ;with leakage in the same breast. Also a tiny scab on the same breast. Help i don't understand what i going on, should i be worried?

Doctor Answers 4

Leakage 5 months post augment

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The most likely cause is a buried stitch but there could be an incipient infection. See your plastic surgeon for evaluation.

Drainage of breast 5 months after lift and implant?

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Without an exam, it is difficult to say what is going on.  But a scab, implant, and drainage is not a good thing. You definitely need to be seen and evaluated.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Drainage five months after breast augmentation and lift

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Without any more infromation we cannot tell just what the problem might be this late after your procedure. It could be a simple problem with a stitch, or a deeper problem. Better get in to see your surgeon right away.

Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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Scab and drainage 5 months after augmentation/lift

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Well, Vanessa, the only person who can reassure you is your surgeon after an exam. From the sound of it, this may be an undissolved suture just under the scab causing both the scab and the drainage, though not necessarily the pain. If my guess, without the benefit of photo or live exam is correct, your surgeon will remove the suture and the problem should be resolved. But don't take that as sufficient reassurance. Make an appointment.

Best wishes. 

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

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