I Received my Last Breast Expansion Two Days Ago. I Am Now Running a Low Grade Fever. Is This Normal?

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Low Grade Fever Post Breast Expansion

I would encourage you to schedule a follow-up visit with your plastic surgeon immediately.

An examination by your surgeon will ensure that there are no unexpected complications. 


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Low Grade Fever Post Breast Expansion

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I would encourage you to schedule a follow-up visit with your plastic surgeon immediately.

An examination by your surgeon will ensure that there are no unexpected complications. 


Palm Springs Plastic Surgeon

Fever After Tissue Expansion

Having a fever after expansions is not normal, and you should contact your surgeon immediately to be seen in case there is an infection. This is especially important to do if you are on chemotherapy, as fevers can be a concerning first sign of either an expander infection or infection elsewhere. 

Fever After Tissue Expansion

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Having a fever after expansions is not normal, and you should contact your surgeon immediately to be seen in case there is an infection. This is especially important to do if you are on chemotherapy, as fevers can be a concerning first sign of either an expander infection or infection elsewhere. 

Fever after Tissue Expansion

   Any fever associated with tissue expanders or tissue expander filling should be followed closely by your surgeon.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Fever after Tissue Expansion

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   Any fever associated with tissue expanders or tissue expander filling should be followed closely by your surgeon.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Fever After Expansion #breastcancer

It is not normal to have fevers. Especially if you have implants in place I would make an appointment to see your reconstructive surgeon to make sure you get ahead of any infection you may or may not have. 

Fever After Expansion #breastcancer

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It is not normal to have fevers. Especially if you have implants in place I would make an appointment to see your reconstructive surgeon to make sure you get ahead of any infection you may or may not have. 

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