Infection after Breast Augmentation - Is this the normal? (photos)
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Typically incision dehiscence won't be re-closed post op unless caught immediately because you run the risk of trapping bacteria inside- those closures don't heal well. Conservative wound care is usually sufficient to heal minor separation. It doesn't sound as though this was minor.
However, once an implant is exposed, proper protocol is to remove it, heal and ensure any infection is eliminated before replacing- I would wait 6 months. I recommend that you follow up in person with your Plastic Surgeon for next steps or see another board certified Plastic Surgeon in person for a second opinion if you are not confident in the treatment you receive.
Breast implant infection
Infection after Breast Augmentation - Is this the normal?
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Breast augmentation -
- I am so sorry - this sounds like a terrible experience.
- No, this is not a normal response to breast augmentation or to a complication from breast augmentation.
- Is your surgeon an ABMS Board Certified Plastic Surgeon?
- If your implant is exposed, it must be removed immediately.
- It must then heal - and a new implant placed no earlier than 3 months.
- I suggest you choose a different surgeon for the next procedure.
Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD
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