I Got a Post Op Seroma After Rupture Replacement 10 Yrs Ago, Now I Have a Seroma.

My doctor had my breast drained 3 times along with putting in a drain but my breast kept swelling. He finally said my only options were to take them out or live with it. I chose to live with it but I never heard any thing about infection risk. Have you ever encountered a seroma that wouldnt go away?

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Seroma 10 years after breast implants augmentation

From  your history you need to have the capsule examined by a pathologist for ALCL in which case removal of the implant and capsule is usually curative.

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Ten year old seroma

In theory, an untreated seroma could sit in its own protected cavity and may not be absorbed. However, at ten years later, it is highly unlikely. I would recommend diagnostic testing such as an ultrasound and a mammogram to rule out other causes.

Robert L. Kraft, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast seroma which will not go away

I can't quite follow your story about a seroma that developed after an implant replacement ten years ago, however we have never seen a breast seroma persist. Something does not add up. Perhaps you will need a second opinion, and a breast ultrasound to see if the issue is really a seroma, and if a seroma is present there must be an underlying cause (not good).

Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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