I had a breast implant exchange for a larger size yesterday and now I'm experiencing feverish breasts. Is it normal? (Photo)
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Redness after breast implants
Red Breasts after Implant Exchange
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Redness after a breast implant exchange
Implant Switching To Larger Yesterday, Breasts Are Hot & Red Today - Is This Normal?
That being said, wound healing oftentimes draws blood to an area which increases its redness and also its temperature elevation. Clearing the breakdown products in any wound healing is accomplished by white blood cells releasing their enzymatic packets as they do in an infection, but here the same redness, swelling and temperature elevation are related to inflammation, and probably not infection.
Increasing the size of one's implants requires the body to start to make more skin to cover the new, larger implants. This process of creating more skin requires oxygen brought to it by red blood cells which will increase redness, and as I already said, temperature elevation is common in the first few post operative days due to wound healing.
Obviously, only an in person physical examination can determine the difference between an infection and inflammation, and the man or woman to do that is, of course, your personal plastic surgeon.
Red warm breasts after an augmentation
if an infection is discovered early, it can sometimes be corrected with aggressive antibiotic treatment. You may need intravenous antibiotics.
Infections us around a breast implant also increase your odds of having a capsular contraction down the road.
I had a breast implant exchange for a larger size yesterday and now I'm experiencing feverish breasts. Is it normal?
Fever after procedure, some advices:
In my practice, after performing a breast implant exchange I recommend to my patients to limit the movement of the arms for two weeks. After that, you can move your arms taking care and always with common sense.
In this regard, it's not advisable to carry heavy weights to prevent the implant out of position, and allow the formation of the physiological capsule around the implant, also to avoid pain and breast swelling. About the fever I recommend you to talk with your plastic surgeon and follow his advices as soon as possible.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-
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