Why did I develop an infection after breast implant replacement? What can I do about the inflammation/swelling?
My silicone implants were replaced in July. Everything was going well and I was healing great. Then, I developed an infection in September--not at the incision site, fever, red, hot, extremely swollen, hospitalized, and treated with IV vancomycin and cefepime. Was released from the hospital with at-home IV antibiotics. Infection appears gone, labs normal, redness and heat gone, but no change in swelling. My breast is the size of a small cantaloupe. What do I do? Why did this happen?