I had Lat Dorsi Flap Reconstruction Surgery on May 29th, 2009. Last week, I had the third drain removed, even though I was still producing too much fluid. I see my doctor tomorrow, and I am so swollen, I know he will have to do needle aspirations. I have an ace bandage around my chest currently, and I'm sore! My big question is, can the fluid build up and aspiration process go on for awhile? I had a left breast mastectomy last January 2, 2009. Doctor says I am doing well from surgery, except the fluid. I just want to feel well again, and I'm feeling anxious about all this. Any comments that could help? I have been super positive about ALL of this and want to remain so. Some days are hard.