Told I have fluid around my left breast
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Although there may be small amounts of fluid around breast implants in a "normal" post-operative course, larger amounts are fairly unusual. This is regardless of the type of implant or the position under or over the muscle.
Asymmetry between your breasts 8 days out could be from swelling, slightly different initial positioning, or fluid around the implant, or preexisting asymmetries which are noticed more now.
Your surgeon will need to make a decision on whether or not your situation needs treatment. Although fluid is often absorbed by the body over time, long term complications such as capsular contracture will be considered. If he/she thinks you require a procedure, it will likely just be drainage of the fluid and washing out the pocket. It is unlikely that you are having any active bleeding at this point.
If you stay on top of this with your surgeon, this should be a minor bump in your long term enjoyment of your implants.
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