Seroma 7 Months After Explant - I Would Really Appreciate Some Advice... - London, UK

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Hi everyone, I wonder if anyone can help me. I had...

Hi everyone,
I wonder if anyone can help me. I had my silicone gel implants removed in May 2013 due to capsular contraption, plus I wanted to be natural again. I was absolutely thrilled with the results as everything was going well and I loved my new natural self.
In October I started to lift a lot of heavy items as my husband and I are in the middle of a renovation. Until then I had been very careful giving myself plenty of time to heal. In December my right breast became swollen and hard as if I had an implant again and I was told by my PS that it was a seroma. Since then I have had a guided aspiration on the seroma 3 times, then on the 4th attempt I was told the fluid had become too thick to drain off. My breast is constantly uncomfortable and I am unable to do so many everyday things and I have been told this could take up to 2 years to resolve by my local breast clinic, but my PS has told me that I need another operation to have the capsule removed. I have had 5 ultrasounds this year, 3 aspirations, 1 failed attempt to aspirate, an MRI and a biopsy on a cyst in the right breast. I am also waiting to have another biopsy on a papilloma on the left breast, which may need removing under a general anesthetic and I am at a loss as what to do for the best.
My immune system is up and down as I was diagnosed with CFS in 2006 and I started the menopause last May too - I am 49 years old.
Normally I am a very happy and positive person, but I am really struggling at the moment and feeling very emotional. I would love to avoid more general anesthetic and I'm not sure what to do as I have been told to wait up to 2 years for the seroma to resolve by the breast team at my local hospital and had no mention of further surgery, then on the flip side I have been told by my PS that the capsule and seroma should be removed soon!
I have also been told that it is very rare to have a seroma a few months after surgery and that this wouldn't be caused by lifting heavy items so long after, as I was so careful for the first few months - has anyone else had this experience?
I'm thrilled with my decision to have my implants removed, but very disappointed that a year on I am still having problems.
I just want to know the best way of resolving this uncomfortable issue and to get on and enjoy my everyday life...
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and wish you all the best with your journeys :-)
p.s. I will post some 'after' photos soon - I couldn't find them...

Organised haematoma suction under general anaesthetic 16 months after explant

Hi everyone,
firstly I wish to thank those of you who have given their views, thoughts and wishes and I wish all of you the very best with your own journeys.
I have had a few hospital appointments since my last review and I am still unsure what to do. Luckily both biopsies on my left and right breast were benign which is great news. I have been advised by my surgeon at our local hospital that I need to have my breast cyst and organised
Haematoma removed under a general anaesthetic and then packed with gauze which will be removed at a later stage. On the other hand my PS said that I need to have the whole capsule, haematoma and cyst removed to prevent it filling up again.
Has anyone else had this problem, or this procedure done after explant? If so I would very much appreciate your input/advice/thoughts etc...
Kind regards MCGB
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