What does it mean after BA and Yellowish Liquidity Discharge after BA (photos)
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Yellowish Discharge after Breast Augmentation
The yellowish drainage could be a number of things. The best-case scenario would be that this is a small amount of drainage coming from a small stitch abscess, where the stitch is trying to spit out. Unfortunately, however, this appears to go deeper than that. If the fluid is coming from deeper, then the three options that would give you yellowish discharge are a seroma (which is a normal fluid that your body uses for lubrication and likes to accumulate in spaces within the body, such as in the pocket of an implant), fat necrosis (which occurs when some of the fatty tissue in the breast does not have enough blood supply to survive and therefore dies and liquefies) or, worst-case scenario, pus. If there is pus around an implant, then the implant needs to be removed, along with washing out the pocket and the wound needs to heal before replacing the implant. Realistically waiting several months would be the safest option in the setting of an infection around the implant.
Drainage after breast augmentation
Thanks for the question and for including photos. I hate to say it, but there is definitely a problem. The size of the problem has yet to be determined.
Drainage FOUR months postoperatively is NOT acceptable. It could be minor as in a local wound infection or seroma. The worst case scenerio is that it effects the implant which would require removal, antibiotic treatment then replacement at a later date. At the bery least, the area should be cleaned, then the fluid cultured.
Please follow up with your implanting Plastic surgeon for their evaluation.
Hope it is just a minor issue. Best of luck.
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