We describe a novel technique for the sampling of breast implant–associated seroma. Using a blunt-tip lipofilling cannula, we have the freedom of movement to sample all fluid collections and prevent the misfortunes of damaging the implant. Also, we have demonstrated the inability of the Coleman style I lipofilling cannula to perforate a silicone breast implant. This practical and reliable technique will prove to be useful in managing the breast implant–associated seroma, especially with the rising incidence of the anaplastic large cell lymphoma, where the sampling of seroma is mandatory.
From the *Department of Plastic Surgery, Antwerp Hospital Network (ZNA), Antwerp, Belgium; †Department of Plastic Surgery, Jessa Hospital, Hasselt, Belgium; and ‡Department of Plastic Surgery, Monica Academic Hospital, Antwerp, Belgium.
Received for publication January 5, 2016; accepted February 1, 2016.
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Martijn van Dorp, MD, Department of Plastic Surgery, ZNA Middelheim, Lindendreef 1 Ward 8D, 2020 Antwerp, Belgium, E-mail: Martijnvandorp@icloud.com
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