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

Side effects of Saline breast expander implant

Severe
1
Moderate
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Mild
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None
0

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

Hospitalization
Patients
6
Patients
1

Dosages

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

Duration

Stopped Having Saline breast expander implant
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
Patients
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Duration
1-3 months
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0
Duration
3-6 months
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0
Duration
6 months-1 year
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0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
0

Adherence


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0%
Usually
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Sometimes
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0
0%
Never
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1
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Burden


Very
Patients
1
100%
Somewhat
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A little
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Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
1
100%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
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0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0
0%
Cost per month
< $25
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0%
Cost per month
Not specified
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