3 weeks post op. Chills / body aches, low grade fever. Infection? (Photo)
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Fever post breast augmentation
While your pictures do not show evidence of a breast implant infection, you should go see your PCP at least to diagnose the cause of the fever. Continue to monitor your breasts, however, because even if the cause for the fever is due to another problem, the infection can spread to your breasts. If the breasts/implants become infected, they might need to be removed. Any sign of increased pain in the breasts or redness should be brought to the attention of your plastic surgeon right away.
Dr. Christine Rodgers
Chills and aches after breast augmentation
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