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 as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

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

Side effect Patients
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 1

Duration

Stopped having Saline breast expander implant

Duration Patients
1-2 years 1

Adherence


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Never taken as prescribed
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Burden


Very hard to take
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Somewhat hard to take
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A little hard to take
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Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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$100-199
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Cost per month
$50-99
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Cost per month
$25-49
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Cost per month
< $25
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Cost per month
Not specified
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Last updated:
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