Lot numbers on breast implants
Most surgeons will have a large inventory of implants available to them. When selecting implants for an individual patient they will be sure to have the proper manufacturer, style, type, and volume. Implants of different lots will be comparable so this generally not a priority. As it has been over 25 years since your surgery I would suggest a routine followup visit to a plastic surgeon.
The issue of lot numbers can be confusing . However implants are not made in pairs. That is to say a lot is not two identical implants designed for one person Implants can be placed which are the same size and style but different lot numbers. This is quite often the case. It does not affect the quality of your results at all
Hello, it is not uncommon for two implants intended for the same person to have different lot numbers. There is no protocol for ensuring that each person gets implants from the same lot, and this should not have any impact on the surgical result.
only mean that those implants were done at the same time... in the process of distributing implants, the same style and sized implants can easily get mixed with different lot numbers. Your product is technically the same but just not made at the same time.
Thank you for your question. Breast implants are not made in "pairs". The manufacturers will make many implants of the same size at a time and these implants are all given the same lot number. When I get a shipment of implants the lot numbers usually match but then they get put on the shelf, sometimes next to the same size implants from a previous order with a different lot number. When my nurse pulls two for a case the important thing is to get the right sizes and profiles. The lot numbers really don't matter other than for tracking purposes.