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**Update on Fat Necrosis swelling

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**Update on Fat Necrosis swelling

Postby Maryalicia » Wed Jun 16, 2010 9:05 am

Alot has happenned in 24 hours! The redness was increasing, and I was just not having a good time. Well last night it was very swollen, hard, and something new- and little peak on the top of my breast with what looked to be a blood blister on top of that mini peak. Wish I had taken a picture, but I did not end of taking a picture until after what I did next.

Do NOT do what I did next if you find you have swelling and peaking of fluid. I took a pin (sterilized) and I lanced the head of the mini peak. NOT a good idea. While not an eruption, it was definitely a very fast effusive flow of a very thick yellowish red mixture. It was also very foul smelling, and I knew I had an infection on my hands. I called the PS and he told me to go to the ER immediately. I went to the ER and they got me in quick! Wow, I did not know infections were treated so quickly, but it turns out mine was almost to the point of Fever and chills. I had a very large skin infection, with an abscess. The ER doctor gave me a couple of numbing shots (OMG the pain!) and then cut a 1/2 laceration in the same area and proceeded to drain the wound. I had to look away as the sight and smell very nauseating. The doctor said they drained a 1/4 to a 1/3 of a cup of infection. He then stuffed some dressing into my wound and told me to follow up with my PS today.

I cannot tell you the amazing difference. Yes I still ache and hurt, but the pain is more tolerable and my breast almost looks like the other now. It is much softer, but it still has the lump, but now I know that not my entire breast has fat necrosis, but was also infected. I asked the doctor how they could have missed that on an ultrasound AND a mammogram? He stated it could have been in the beginning stages. I also asked him how I could get such an infection while taking antibiotics (I was taking Cephalexin)? HE stated that sometimes certain infections are resistant to drugs and prescribed me another antibiotic (Bactrim).

I honestly don't know what caused/aggravated it other than High-impact exercising. That is what started the necrosis and swelling on 3rd of June, and I tried to run on the 10th and that is when the swelling and red bruise really exploded. I have been drinking lots of water, taking my antibiotics, and eating healthy. they took a sample and said the results would be back in two days, but they think it is Breast cellulitis (which anyone who has surgery in the breast has a risk for).


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**As always. These are pictures of my breasts, and a couple show the infection ooze and may be graphic for some. If offended, please do not look.
Maryalicia

Cool-Lipo 19 May 2010
Full abs, flanks, inner thighs and fat transfer to breasts
Smart-Lipo 15 September 2011
Upper abs with slight part of lower abs, upperback roll, hips, and neck.

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Re: **Update on Fat Necrosis swelling

Postby Maryalicia » Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:17 am

I figured I should update this :) Over a year later, the lump is gone now, but the infection and break down of the fat necrosis caused one breast (the infected one) to become smaller than the other. However, I am very glad I came out the other end not horribly scarred and not too much worse for the wear :)
Maryalicia

Cool-Lipo 19 May 2010
Full abs, flanks, inner thighs and fat transfer to breasts
Smart-Lipo 15 September 2011
Upper abs with slight part of lower abs, upperback roll, hips, and neck.

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