Seroma 1.5 Years After Augmentation?

I had breast implants almost 2 years ago. About 6 months ago I felt sore around my right implant. I started mashing around and discovered what feels like larger ribs in a horseshoe shape around implant. Very tender. Hurts to sleep on that side. Had CT scan and they describe either a cyst, hematoma or seroma. How could this happen this long after surgery? Side notes, I had a baby 10 months ago. I also exercise regularly. Could this be an explanation. I'm very scared.

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CT Scan Showing Fluid after 2 Years Following Breast Augmentation

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  CT scan is pretty conclusive.  The size of the fluid collection should be assessed by the plastic surgeon and determine if drainage would be appropriate.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Hughesplasticsurgery Los Angeles, CA

Seroma 1.5 Years After Augmentation?

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I have seen only one seroma more than a year after surgery in a large breast plastic surgery practice, and no cause could be determined there. 

No one will be able to diagnose this online, so a visit to your plastic surgeon for evaluation is the only way you can get this examined and treated. Don't accept any reassurance from anyone who hasn't examined you.

Thank you for your question, best wishes.

Jourdan Gottlieb, MD
Seattle Plastic Surgeon

Seroma after augmentation?

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Without more information it is difficult to answer this. I think first you need to see your surgeon to  have an evaluation.


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it is hard to have a seroma that has not resolved 2 years after surgery. You may be feeling the edge of the implant?? See a breast surgeon for further evaluation.

Norman Bakshandeh, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon

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