Worried my implant is starting to show. I'm scared. (Photo)

I had full body liposculpture with a breast lift and implants 4 weeks ago today. Today I noticed a weird bump that is clear I can also see a stitch inside of it. I had surgery in Bogotá been back in the states now for two weeks. I had a talk with surgeon in Colombia sent him some pictures and he says that he is not 100% sure. Its been four weeks and I am still having leakage from my right breast it is a clear yellowish liquid that has no smell. I have no pain I have no fever no sign of infection.

Doctor Answers 6

Worried my implant is starting to show. I'm scared.

Your concerns are certainly understandable. Although I do not see an exposed implant in the photographs posted, the presence of drainage and the appearance of the incision line are of concern. I would suggest that you either follow-up with your plastic surgeon, if possible or seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons in your area.  Keep the area clean/covered with sterile (preferably nonstick) dressings until you are able to be seen. Best wishes.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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See your Surgeon

Based on the information and pictures you have shared, this is not normal healing.  I suggest you contact your surgeon and schedule a trip to see him as soon as possible to avoid severe complications.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Worried my implant is starting to show. I'm scared.

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well..
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Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question and photos.  If there is even the chance you might have an infection, you need to be seen as soon as possible by a board certified plastic surgeon in the US. 

All the best,

Dr. Results
Miami, FL

Jose M. Soler-Baillo, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Return to Plastic Surgeon for Problems

It would be important for you to make an appointment with the board certified plastic surgeon to exam you and make sure that there is no implant exposure and that he did not have an infection.

Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 159 reviews

Wound and drainage

You need to see a surgeon if you have persisten drainage from the breast. Best of luck with your follow-up.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

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