Around 10 or 11 years ago I had butt implants(I supposed)...I’ve been happy with my butt until last year when I notice a big ball in my left butt chick..well, I didn’t have money at that time so I stay like that for like a year..this past February I finally when to check it with a plastic surgeon..he told me my right implant shift to the left so he needs to remove them and then we have to wait for a couple of months if I want to have something else done with my butt again…well, turns out when he opens me I HAD BREAST IMPLANTS INSTEAD OF BUTT IMPLANTS!!..the doctor said that everything was a BIG MESS when he open the area..that I even had some necrosis in some parts around the implants..that,who was the doctor who did that to me??..etc,etc…honestly, that was so many years ago, I don’t even remember the name of the doctor who did my first surgery and I HAD NO IDEA HE PUT BREAST IMPLANTS IN MY BUTT!!..THAT’T CRAZY!!.....anyways, now my concern is that this doctor told me I could have my next surgery MAYBE after two month of him removing this implants..but now it’s been almost 3 months and he keeps taking fluids out of my butt…he says HE CAN NOT OPERATE UNTIL I AM FULLY RECOVERY…my question is WHY DO I KEEP HAVING FLUIDS???..why am I taking so long to recover??..every week his taking 10cc of fluid out of my butt and I have NOT seen any progress AT ALL, I am wearing a freaking garnish 24/7 with a big ball in that area because he says I need to put pressure in there so I DON’T get more fluids…but even with that freaking garnish and that thing to put pressure I am STILL HAVING FLUIDS..10 CC every week!!..I am starting to worry...does he knows what he’s doing??..why is that happening??...is that normal??..what can I do besides putting pressure which APPARENTLY IS NOT DOING ANYTHING!!..should I be in bed??..apparently I only feel REAL PRESSURRE when I’m facing up in bed, the rest of the time walking and sitting not so much…please let me know your recommendations, what do you think??..why is this happening??..and what can I do to help me recover faster??
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 35
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Again, thanks for your question. I am sorry that you've had so much trouble from this implant. As you most probably know, the buttock area, because of sitting and laying, has frequent pressure which causes irritation especially from scarring from the surgeries and the implant. This causes slow healing and periodic fluid collections. The silicone implants were foreign to your body and because of this and frequent pressures, the healing process will take quite a while and with any other implant, the result could be problematic again after awhile. The new plastic surgeon could place a drain under your skin in the area of drainage that will keep fluid from accumulating but he or she probably feels that the area will stop draining soon and the extraction of the fluid and the pressure will work with your case. He or she is in a better position to make such a judgment. Make sure that your plastic surgeon is board certified and experienced in procedures to reconstruct or enhance the buttock. Only after complete healing should you attempt another surgery to enhance or enlarge the buttocks. An implant again may be risky for you, and injections of a "filler" may be very expensive. This is an area where plastic surgery hasn't yet perfected enlargement, so be sure you are aware of the possibilities and the risks.
the doctor did placed a drain under my skin in that area...and then he took it out after a week..then he left like a little hole in my butt crack and he could see a little fluid coming out still but then that little hole closed and now he is taking the fluids with a syringe every week...I know he's the one who have to decide whats better in my case seens he's the one giving me the treatment..BUT, what do you recomend??..apparently pressurre is not enough...should I try to be in bed facing up to put more pressure more often??..or should I instead try NOT TO PUT PRESSURE??..what would be better for me in this case??...I already know what he thinks but I wanna know a different opinion from a different Doctor , it may work better..and ofcourse without stop following he's advise.
The problem that you have with continued fluid formation is not unusual. If he had left the drain in longer, you still would be producing fluid. You may produce fluid for 1-2 more months before it subsides. Unfortunately that is the body's response to having an implant removed after it has been in place for 10-11 years. Putting pressure on it or not will usually not alter the fluid production. The implant causes a scar reaction around it when it is in the body. When the implant is removed, the scar area will form fluid in response to the removal. Usually this slows with time and just takes time for it to stop. No plastic surgeon can tell you how long that process can take. And, it is wise to have that fluid aspirated periodically because the fluid can become infected if left in place for long periods of time. I know this is bothersome to you, but this is what happens when an implant is removed in the buttocks area. And, no further surgery until there has been no fluid formation for 4-6 months.
Ten cc'sof fluid being aspirated is not very much. It sounds like you ARE healing this area. You should do your normal daily routine but refrain from heavy exercise or running because that may increase your fluid production again. Pressure on it or not does not seem to be making a difference. Just be careful not to overdo any activity and you should heal.
My opinion is that you and your Dr. are doing everything necessary and no further treatments need be done now. The small amount of drainage unless it increases is not too significant and should slow down . If it is not drained, this small amount may be reabsorbed by your body. Repeated needle drainage probably won't be necessary now unless your Dr. believes that too much fluid is accumulating. You should avoid any injurious activity such as running, but otherwise, normal activities won't increase the fluid. I believe patience from you and your physician will result eventually in a well healed area.
In re-reading your initial question, you made mention that the surgeon told you there was necrosis present. This alone would explain the fluid production because your body produces fluid in response to this, in addition to the fluid produced by implant removal. Do not become discouraged at the time since implant removal. This is NOT abnormal considering what was present.
thank you..one more question and this probably has nothing to do with this field but, a year ago I had a VSG(Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy) to reduce my stomach..so I eat VERY LITTLE PORTIONS..the problem now is that with this hateful garnish; pressing my butt but unfortunately ALSO MY BELLY; I am eating even less then before..if I eat a quart of an apple I'm not able to drink ANYTHING and if I drink two sips of whatever then I am NOT ABLE TO EAT anything!!...so,because of this I noticed I am not drink much lately..I rather eat that slice of apple instead of drinking 2 onces of water..my question is, do you think this could be affecting my process of healing??..is it my lack of fluids intake during the day affecting my recuperation??..should I start drinking more so I can heal faster??..or one thing has nothing to do with the other??
You are definitely not eating or drinking enough to heal. Eating and drinking enough is essential to your healing. You should consult with the doctor that performed your gastric surgery.
I agree. It will help your healing process (speed of healing) if you can get more calories and fluid. You should learn of methods to increase your food and fluid intake. In order to have more cosmetic (buttock) surgery, you should be in optimal general health so that you don't have any problems with healing. Best of luck.
35 years experience in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. Certified by the American Board