What is Saline breast expander implant?

Category: Surgeries

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After the mastectomy the skin or tissue around the breast may not allow for immediate placement of an implant. The first stage is to insert a tissue expander which holds only a small amount of fluid. Once post-op healing is complete more saline is added until the implant reaches the desirable size.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

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Severe
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Moderate
0
Mild
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None
0

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Saline breast expander implant

Hospitalization 6
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Having Saline breast expander implant (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Not indicated 1
See all 1 patient who’ve stopped having Saline breast expander implant

Duration

Stopped Having Saline breast expander implant
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 0
1-2 years 1
2 years or more 0
Adherence
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Usually
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Never
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Burden
Very
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Somewhat
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Cost per month
$200+
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$100-199
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$50-99
0 0%
$25-49
0 0%
< $25
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