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I have seroma

27 September 2010 at 13:09

Hi Girls,

I had a uplift and implants on 29th August and everything seemed fine I was so happy with the healing and the size.
After a couple of weeks I noticed a tiny whiteish coloured hole under my right breast and it was weeping slightly but I didn't worry just thought It was a bit of 'sluffing' and waited until my next HMG appointment to tell them. The nurse took the steri-stirps off and fluids started pouring down my side. She advised that I see my surgeon (Dr.Frati who is an amazing surgeon I really can't fault him so far) so I met him and he actually squeezed the life out of my breast (very painful) until most of the fluid was drained then steri-strips and dressings where put on, I was put on VERY strong anti-biotics for a week which made me VERY ill!! I finished the anti-biotics Friday, then on Sunday I woke up with a pain under my boob like a twinge and a bit more seeping than normal so I rang the surgeon and met them at the hospital. I am now facing more surgery TOMORROW to either have the hole stitched up or have my implant removed for up to 6 months (I think thats what he said) Depending on whether it is infected or not?!
I can't believe all this!!!!!!
Has anyone got any advice?
Or had this or similar?
Please help!

xxxx

27 September 2010 at 13:43

Best wishes and good luck
oh gosh huni! i'm not much use for advice as i'm only 6 days p.o but I wish you all the best for 2moro! at least the surgery has been arranged quickly and this will get the problem sorted, and will make you better soon - rather than having to wait around feeling crappy and worried x x x

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27 September 2010 at 13:49
In response to christie481

Best wishes and good luck
oh gosh huni! i'm not much use for advice as i'm only 6 days p.o but I wish you all the best for 2moro! at least the surgery has been arranged quickly and this will get the problem sorted, and will make you better soon - rather than having to wait around feeling crappy and worried x x x

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True
Yeah I suppose thats one good thing.
I just can't bare the thought of having one side flat. I really am trying to prepare myself now. This has all been a massive shock to the system.
Hope you're healing well!
xxx

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27 September 2010 at 13:56
In response to newboobs2010

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Yeah I suppose thats one good thing.
I just can't bare the thought of having one side flat. I really am trying to prepare myself now. This has all been a massive shock to the system.
Hope you're healing well!
xxx

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Positive thoughts
well hopefully the antibiotics will have got rid of the infection, so in surgery maybe he'l try to drain any fluid left in and then just stitch you back up

I know its upsetting not knowing whats going to happen but like I said before, on the upside, i'd be really pleased with the surgeon/company as a quick response is what we all hope for if anything were to happen like this!

let me no how you get on x x x

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27 September 2010 at 14:03
In response to christie481

Positive thoughts
well hopefully the antibiotics will have got rid of the infection, so in surgery maybe he'l try to drain any fluid left in and then just stitch you back up

I know its upsetting not knowing whats going to happen but like I said before, on the upside, i'd be really pleased with the surgeon/company as a quick response is what we all hope for if anything were to happen like this!

let me no how you get on x x x

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Thank you
I am really hoping this is what he will do as well!

Thank you for your support and advice.

I will let you know
xxxx

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27 September 2010 at 14:03

Xxx
just to wish you good luck and hope its not infected. Sounds like you have a great surgeon and your in good hands xx

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27 September 2010 at 15:32
In response to newboobs2010

Thank you
I am really hoping this is what he will do as well!

Thank you for your support and advice.

I will let you know
xxxx

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Hey
hey hun i had my implant removed a while ago but this was a last resort really, i think he may just try washing out the inside of ur breast and putting the same or a new implant back in and stitching you back up again. when it happened to me it was only in my right breast and the nurse was saying they would provide me with an implant to put in my bra to even them both out but in the end the surgeon decided to remove both implants and replace in 4 months. i now have a different surgeon, dr frati infact!! my op is on 30th sept. for me, tellin me my implants were guna have to be removed felt like the worst thing at the time but i was out of pain and out of danger which was the main thing and although 4 months seemed a life time for me to wait it has come along so fast! i hope that he is just able to sort it out for u without having to remove it, my situation was slightly diff as i has seroma but also eventually the implant came through my skin so really there was no other way to eradicate the problem. goodluck hun xxx

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27 September 2010 at 16:05


oh hun....... dont really know what to say!.... it must be awful for you, ill be keeping everything crossed fot you! poor thing..... xxx

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27 September 2010 at 16:49

Xxx
Thank you everyone
Everyone is being so nice and encouraging.
I just hope I get to keep my implant.
Well on the up side its winter soon so it'll be easier to cover up!

xxxx

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27 September 2010 at 17:00

Seroma
Hey,
Seroma is the liquid that is formed after an operation.
The liquid mixes with blood and fills the space around the implant.
He did right draining the area. Seroma is usually cleared up by draining and compression.
If the liquid is not drained then it can build up and cause infection.

If you have an infection then the area would look red and you should have flu like symptoms such as temperature, fatigue, muscles ache, hot and cold sweats?

Removing the implant is not the first choice for anyone but if you do have an infection then this would be the quickest way to help you heal. As antibiotics work in tissue infection- not so much when there is a foreign object/implant there.

He could give you a operation, take the implant out and rinse it. Put it back in and Rinse you and put drains in so that you can under go vigourous rinsing. And of course re-stitch the are.

Good Luck xx

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27 September 2010 at 18:15
In response to makemeb

Seroma
Hey,
Seroma is the liquid that is formed after an operation.
The liquid mixes with blood and fills the space around the implant.
He did right draining the area. Seroma is usually cleared up by draining and compression.
If the liquid is not drained then it can build up and cause infection.

If you have an infection then the area would look red and you should have flu like symptoms such as temperature, fatigue, muscles ache, hot and cold sweats?

Removing the implant is not the first choice for anyone but if you do have an infection then this would be the quickest way to help you heal. As antibiotics work in tissue infection- not so much when there is a foreign object/implant there.

He could give you a operation, take the implant out and rinse it. Put it back in and Rinse you and put drains in so that you can under go vigourous rinsing. And of course re-stitch the are.

Good Luck xx

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Thanks
Thank you,
Yeah I knew all of this.
I don't have any symptoms of an infection. My surgeon said it could be a superficial infection though.
I hope this will be the case. I would prefer drains for however long, then having to have the implant removed.
This is all VERY worrying for me and not a nice experience at all...
Thanks again!
xxx

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27 September 2010 at 19:23
In response to makemeb

Seroma
Hey,
Seroma is the liquid that is formed after an operation.
The liquid mixes with blood and fills the space around the implant.
He did right draining the area. Seroma is usually cleared up by draining and compression.
If the liquid is not drained then it can build up and cause infection.

If you have an infection then the area would look red and you should have flu like symptoms such as temperature, fatigue, muscles ache, hot and cold sweats?

Removing the implant is not the first choice for anyone but if you do have an infection then this would be the quickest way to help you heal. As antibiotics work in tissue infection- not so much when there is a foreign object/implant there.

He could give you a operation, take the implant out and rinse it. Put it back in and Rinse you and put drains in so that you can under go vigourous rinsing. And of course re-stitch the are.

Good Luck xx

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I read that some infections don't always have the symptoms, have they tried putting u on IV antibiotics? you know the ones where liquid goes through the venflon(inserted in ur arm/hand )straight into ur veins? This is meant to be much more effective as it works automatically. They usually put you on this for 72 hours whilst in hospital until the infection clears(hopefully). They should also take a swab to find out if you have an infection or not so they know the necessary action to take. xx

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27 September 2010 at 19:32

Will be thinking of you
Hiya

So sorry to hear your problems, I had my BA on 25 August, so only just before you and I know how I'd feel if it was happening to me. Can't offer you any advise but good luck for tomorrow, and hope you'll be able to keep your implant. At least HMG are stepping up to the plate and sorting you out, Dr Frati sounds like he knows what he's doing and he'll do what's best for you.

All the best
Julie x

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27 September 2010 at 19:49


Oh poor you! Just want to wish you the very best of luch for tomorrow. Please let us know how you get on, we'll all be thinking about you.
Speedy recovery huni
Carla xxxxx

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27 September 2010 at 19:55

Sorry to hear this
Best of luck for tomorrow, i'll be keeping everything crossed for you xxx

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28 September 2010 at 0:16
In response to ashleyxx1

I read that some infections don't always have the symptoms, have they tried putting u on IV antibiotics? you know the ones where liquid goes through the venflon(inserted in ur arm/hand )straight into ur veins? This is meant to be much more effective as it works automatically. They usually put you on this for 72 hours whilst in hospital until the infection clears(hopefully). They should also take a swab to find out if you have an infection or not so they know the necessary action to take. xx

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X
They haven't suggested using IV anti-biotic I thought they might but they haven't.
I'll just have to wait and see whats in store for me tomorrow.
He did a swab but it takes 3 days for results I think he said?
Thank you
xxx

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28 September 2010 at 0:17
In response to carleywoo


Oh poor you! Just want to wish you the very best of luch for tomorrow. Please let us know how you get on, we'll all be thinking about you.
Speedy recovery huni
Carla xxxxx

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Xxx
Thank you everyone!
I will let you know what is happening when I can.
Thank you for all the support
xxxx

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28 September 2010 at 0:43
In response to newboobs2010

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They haven't suggested using IV anti-biotic I thought they might but they haven't.
I'll just have to wait and see whats in store for me tomorrow.
He did a swab but it takes 3 days for results I think he said?
Thank you
xxx

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Yeah hun mine also took 3 days to come, i would ask them about the IV antibiotics. They could do the job xx

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28 September 2010 at 13:13


good luck with everything sweetie.x

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29 September 2010 at 16:21

X
Hi everyone.
After a lot of discussion my surgeon and I decided to stitch up the hole and see if it heals as he does not think I am infected and there is not any sign of seroma anymore. I have until Sunday to do lots of healing and if there is no significant change or my swab results come back that I have an infection, I have to have my implant out for 3 months. So I'm really hoping for once something will go right!
Thank you everyone for all your support, you're all great!

xxxxxx

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