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Can a Expander That is Too Large Cause Infections?

I am a 34 B had a Bi-lateral Mastectomy and have had infection for 3 weeks. I've been on antibiotic since my surgery.

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Can a Expander That is Too Large Cause Infections?


A little more info would be helpful. Unfortunately, infections are not rare after this kind of surgery, and pinpointing the actual cause is not usually possible. Best wishes.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Expander that is too large causing infections?


Infection can occur after tissue-expander breast reconstruction following mastectomy for several reasons.   In general too large of an expander is not a cause of infections to my knowledge.  Hope this answers your question.

Dothan Plastic Surgeon
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