I have a small fluid filled spot just left and under the areola that both I and my husband can feel. The knot isn't visably apparent but the breast is slightly larger, and less natural looking than the left breast. I am five weeks and one day post op and I have Mentor textured implants. I've searched the internet for common problems associated with augmentation surgery but nothing fits. I plan to call my doctor Monday. It doesn't seem to be serious enough for a weekend call.
I Have a Peanut Size Fluid Filled Knot Just Under the Surface of my Breast, 5 Weeks After Subglandur Augmentation? (photo)
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Doctor Answers 8
Peanut Size Fluid Filled Knot Just Under the Surface of my Breast
Agree that this is not urgent. Likeliest is a breast cyst that is now easier to feel with the implant underneath. Your surgeon's exam should provide reassurance. All the best.
Post Op Augmentation
I would not worry. As long there is nothing to indicate an infection, I would not be concerned. Often times one will see "lumps and bumps" during the healing process, especially during the first 6 weeks. These usually all self resolve. I would still see what your surgeon has to say but would not worry.
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Possibly you are feeling the implant itself.
Your description doesn't seem to present an emergency situation. I would hazard a guess that you are very possibly feeling the implant itself. Since the implant is placed in a subglandular pocket it might be palpable. Your overall result is excellent.
New lump after a breast augmentation
It is important to bring this new finding to the attention of your plastic surgeon. There are many possibilities. This could be a breast cyst or it could be a fold in the implant. Sometimes with textured implants there can be some creasing of the implant. This can have a popping type feel. If you have a thin layer of breast tissue over the implant this is the most likely problem.
Breast cyst after augmentation
Often it is easier to feel a breast cyst of lump after augmentation when the implant pushes the tissue forward. A seroma will not appear as a discrete lump. Have your surgeon take a look, and a breast surgeon may request an ultrasound and aspiration. All those 'of age' should consider a mammogram before breast implants.
Fluid filled space in breast
This fluid filled lump may represent part of the post-op process,and may go away on its own. But it is best to check it out with your surgeon to make sure it nothing problematic.
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