What can be done for a recurring seroma six weeks after breast augmentation?

I had breast augmentation and developed a seroma in the right breast after six weeks post op. I have massive fluid leakage through my incision. The doctor re-operated to flush out the pocket and reinsert the implant. I have no real improvement and the incision continues to rupture to release fluid at least once a week. What can be done - I am absolutely desperate at this point.

I am very sorry to hear of your experience. Failure of the breast implant incision to heal and contain the fluid and the continuation of clear fluid drainage indicates implant extrusion. Your surgeon has taken appropriate steps to save the implant. The most logical step if fluid release continues is removal of the implant. After 6 months of healing the implant can be replaced.

Brooke R. Seckel, MD, FACS
Brooke R. Seckel, MD, FACS
131 Old Rd to 9 Acre CornerConcordMA01742US

Brooke R. Seckel, MD, FACS

131 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, #630,
Concord, MA, UNITED STATES, 01742

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This is a very unusual situation. A second opinion may be useful in this case. The fluid needs to be cultured. If it is sterile, then I would consider placing a drain to decompress the pocket. If this does not work I would remove it. Good Luck.

Miguel A. Delgado, Jr., MD
Miguel A. Delgado, Jr., MD
450 Sutter StSFCA94108US

Miguel A. Delgado, Jr., MD

450 Sutter St, #2433, SF, CA, UNITED STATES,
94108

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