9 Days Post Op BA - Fluid on left breast?
Doctor Answers 3
First, at 9 days out swelling is normal. If you have redness that is a different story and you should follow closely with your surgeon. Best of luck.
9 days postop BA
Based on your description, it is wise to be evaluated and closely followed by your surgeon. I recommend that your continue your antibiotics until they are done, and return to your physician's office on Monday if you are still concerned.
Regarding the over-use question, at 9 days you should be engaging in minimal physical activity. I typically advise my patients to delay any cardio for 2-3 weeks, and then no upper body resistance exercises (i.e., weights) for another 2-3 weeks after that.
Best of luck!
Redness of the breast
The symptoms you relay all require an in person examination. A small amount of fluid around the implant can be normal, but usually there is minimal to none. Redness 9 days after a BA is unusual, but if it comes and goes it is hard to say what it is caused by. If it is an infection around the implant, antibiotics usually do not resolve this problem, but then again an infection around the implant is very uncommon. Obviously follow your own surgeon's advice over ours.
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