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tired of my bad luck
3 months ago
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Nearly 1 & 1/2 yr post op, last check up prior covid. Will a local surgeon see me bc of this issue i

The issue is my right breast doubled in size one night both have no feel of implant from the top from rippling & sagging. Left breast not only is noticeably smaller but bc my appts keep getting postponed when I begged to even drive the hour and wait bc it’s bad bad. They’re hot to the touch always, spread out flat when I lay on my side, leftie won’t grow, just squeezed in the middle. I can’t pay

Procedure: Breast Implant Revision
Type: Question

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Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon
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You really can't expect someone to see you for free. Would you call a plumber to unplug your toilet and expect not to pay? If you can't see the plastic surgeon who placed your implants (who should be open now, especially for complications!) then call more local plastic surgeons (use the Find-a-Surgeon tool on this website) and ask for an appointment. If you have health insurance, it should cover the cost of seeing a surgeon for this. You could have a seroma (lymph fluid) or a hematoma (blood) around the implant that would need to be drained and tested for infection and possibly breast implant associated lymphoma (if you have textured implants). This could be serious, so don't delay in getting checked out!

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question and I am sorry to hear of your symptoms. I would definitely see someone sooner than later to evaluate what may be taking place and to offer you the best treatment advice. A late onset seroma is concerning and should be thoroughly worked-up by a medical professional.

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Johnny Chung
ASPS Surgeon
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Thank you for your question. I recommend calling your surgeon, he/she should see you regardless of the COViD status in your area. If you’re having a complication they can see you while wearing proper PPE.

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