Do I need to get fluid drained right away? (Photo)
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Possible fluid post BA - how to manage?
Breast augmentation - one breast starting to swell
- So first of all, find out when your surgeon returns.
- If it is in a day or so - wait to see him.
- If he's away for a while, ask the office to send you to the surgeon covering for your surgeon.
- One can't tell you what is going on at this point without an examination.
- I know the waiting is hard - but you should be seen within a day or two.
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Follow up with your surgeon
Hello Marie and thank you for your question. There is not much advice we can give you over the internet, if there is fluid build up inside of your breast then you must see your surgeon in person. This can be unnerving but everything will be okay, you must follow up with your surgeon as soon as you can in order to work out a plan for getting the seroma removed. Best wishes.
Fluid In Breast
I recommend that you contact your Plastic Surgeon's office and ask them to connect you with a surgeon who is covering your surgeon's cases while they are away. This should be evaluated in person.
All the best
Fluid in left breast?
Follow up needed
I agree with the prior comment in that you should follow up with your surgeon. If the concern is not rapidly changing, I would expect that you can wait till your doctor returns from vacation but you need to discuss this with the surgeon covering call for your surgeon. Typically there should be no charge for a follow up appointment of this nature. From the photo included it is difficult to say if you have a seroma which would be unusual after this type of surgery (especially five months out). A hematoma would be even more unlikely (this complication is usually accompanied by a rapid change in breast size and pain) which typically occurs within the first month post op.
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