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How does the plastic surgeon know if a breast implant is contaminated?


What are the signs of contamination when you remove the implant in a revision? How does the patient know the Plastic Surgeon doesn't put a contaminated implant back in?

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docblinski


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Miami, FL
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January 26, 2012 12:35 PM

Sorry for your unhappiness. Maybe you should change PSs and start over with a new full fee? I don't know what else to say. Best of luck. (more)
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January 26, 2012 6:44 AM

It is a new expense for you not the surgeon. (more)
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January 26, 2012 2:40 AM

If you wish pay for a new pair of implants than there will be no question of a "possible" contamination. There is no special appearance of this. (more)
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January 25, 2012 6:56 AM

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smoka
Montville, NJ
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January 27, 2012 5:45 AM

My advice to you is to get a new implant. Plastic surgeons don't tell you the cons when re-using a breast implant. Furthermore Allergan says it has never been tested in woman for re-use.They state "never reuse a explanted implant"Single use only. Hope that helps with your decicion.


cosmo171
 
January 26, 2012 10:49 AM

Thanks, Shouldn't be my expense if the doctor made an error. Guess that is why so many patients get frustrated with plastic surgeons.


cosmo171
 
January 26, 2012 5:39 AM

Thanks for the advice. The surgeon Should pay for them since I am only one month and they bottomed out and he said he lowered the inframary too low?


cosmo171
 
January 25, 2012 3:59 PM

I am having a revision surgery next month because the implants bottomed out. The Surgeon said it was okay to reuse them. I was reading online if they are contaminated then they should not reuse them. What does a contaminated breast implant look like?



 



 

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