Do saline/silicone implants cause fungus or mold inside the body?
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Infections can occur with any surgery
Generally, the implant becomes contaminated AT THE TIME OF SURGERY. The contaminated implant can rest peacefully for months to years before any overt signs of infection manifest.
Once an implant is infected, it is obligatory to remove it and wait for 6 months or so before putting a new one in its place. This allows the body to 'clean up' the infected breast tissue before adding the replacement implant.
Having said all this, I should emphasize that implant infections are EXTREMELY rare. I have had one infection in 15 years, and in this case the patient neglected to take her antibiotics.
I hope this helps!
Mold in Saline Implants
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Breast implant infections
1) breast implants are manufactured under the highest sterile standards and our regulated/monitored by Governmental agency's. They have/are under constant monitoring.
2)Board Certified Plastic Surgeons have gone through extensive infection prevention training. Most Plastic Surgeons will give peri operative antibiotics and intra operatively, prior to insertion of the implants, rinse out the pocket with a solution that contains several antibiotics.
3)Accredited/certified Surgical Operating rooms have to meet very high standards to attain accreditation are required to perform rigorous and continuous sterility checks and monitor surgical outcomes as they relate to infections.
For more detailed information please go to the manufactures websites: Allergan.com, Mentor.com, and Sientra.com.
Lastly, make sure your Plastic Surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and he/she operates in a accredited operating room.
Breast implants and fungus/mold
Implants do not cause mold in your body
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