I am sorry to hear that you have a problem. Given your pictures and symptoms (Pain, significant bruising, and swelling), It is almost certain that you have a hematoma on the right breast. The correct treatment is returning to the operating room to evacuate the hematoma, stop the bleeding, and replace the implant. The option wrapping alone is not a correct treatment because it would not stop the bleeding and the remaining blood product will lead to significant capsular contracture, scaring and asymmetry. I suggest that you get a second opinion on this matter. Good luck.
Thank you for submitting your question. I am sorry your feeling pain and discomfort 8 days after surgery. Your photo appears to show swelling, asymmetry secondary to a hematoma. The amount of pain you are describing, I would take you back to the operating room immediately and evacuate the hematoma. Best Wishes.
Your story sounds to me just like a post-operative hematoma. You should have the hematoma evacuated and washed out...this will alleviate your pain. Leaving the blood around your implant will not only be painful, but will increase your risk for implant infection and capsular contracture.
Thank you for your question! It does appear on our photo and by description that you have a breast hematoma. Management consists of prompt evacuation of the clotted blood, identification and control of any bleeding sources, irrigation, and replacement of the implant. Given your pain and potential of inferior results and capsular contracture, it should be done as soon as recognized. Best wishes!
It does appear that you have a hematoma. The generally accepted treatment would be done ASAP including implant removal, evacuation of all the blood in the pocket, checking to see if a specific source can be identified and cauterized, and implant reinsertion.
i don't understand the plan you described, are you sure your doctor is a board certified plastic surgeon?
With this swelling and bruising on 8 days post-op I would seriously consider- re-exploration of this breast. If you have a hematoma- it can be removed and the implant replaced. This should resolve your pain and restore a more acceptable appearance of the breast.
I agree. You appear to have bled into the space around your right implant. The bleeding usually continues until the space is filled with blood and bulging in all areas with some surrounding bruising, like your photos demonstrate. This appears to be a post hematoma which needs to be evacuated. This usually requires another sterile OR procedure to go back in through your incision, remove the implant and temporarily put it in a antibiotic/saline solution during surgery, aspirate and rinse out the old blood, find the bleeder if possible and stop it, and then replace the same implant. Without this surgery, you have a greater chance of infection and eventual capsular contracture.
Speak to your surgeon again about these thoughts that I and others have given you and if things still do not add up for you, get a second opinion.
The hematoma should be evacuated to ease your pain. If it is not treated you will probably get scar tissue around the implant. The best option is to discuss the options with your surgeon, but bleeding should be stopped.
Based on your photos, it appears that you developed a hematoma in your left implant pocket. If there's no communication of this to the outside through your incision, then the pocket and implant are sterile. This needs to be addressed surgically ASAP. I'm not sure what wrapping your chest tightly will do (besides torturing you); this is an ostrich approach putting the head under the sand, hopefully no one would see you. I'm not sure why 3 (?) surgeries. At this point you need to be returned to the operating room, remove the implant and the hematoma, find the bleeder, coagulate it. Wash the implant and implant pocket with antibiotics, place the implant back, and close the incision over a drain. Most likely, you will do fine. If you trust your plastic surgeon discuss this with him/her or seek a second opinion. Good luck.
You have a hematoma. The signs are obvious that include ecchymosis, swelling, and pain. The implant is elevated as well. Numbness in the arm is also a telltale sign of a bleeder. In my practice, I would immediately explore in the operating room under general anesthesia, evacuate, control bieeding, and drain. The implant does not need to be removed. Best of luck .