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Saline implants removed without doing off with the drain tubes. Will fluid build happen ?

I recently had saline implants Removed by a local board certified plastic surgeon. He opted Not to do the drain- tubes that are often temporarily put in place in armpits after surgery. On one hand I was grateful but on other hand I wonder if I would have been better off with the tubes? Do I need worry myself about fluid buildup since I did not get these tubes...?
Asked On : Fri, 3 Aug 2012
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Am sure your surgeon would have had a look at the situation inside and decided against the drainage, if he felt that there wasn't much space left behind and not too many raw surfaces left behind.

I'm sure he must have given you a pressure garments or a tight vest. You haven't mentioned if you had the implants replaced or was it only a removal. Just keep an eye out for any abnormal swelling which might appear indicating a collection and get in touch with your surgeon if such a thing happens.

But am sure he made sure everything was alright and that's why opted not to put in a drain.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Answered: Fri, 18 Oct 2013
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