Sanctuary Plastic Surgery

4800 North Federal Hwy

Suite C101

Boca Raton, FL 33431

Creating Elegant Breast Enhancements Through Personalized, Board Certified Care.

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Breast Implant Infection or Exposure

Infection is rare following breast augmentation but may occur with wound breakdown, infection elsewhere in the body, trauma and we have even seen with insect bites on the breast. Curiously, we once saw a breast implant infection from an insect bite on a woman and arm. If minor, antibiotics may correct a minor infection while if not minor the implant will need to be removed and replaced at a later date. The problem with even minor breast infections is that capsular contracture usually forms following an infection. The best advice is to catch infection early and treat with antibiotics.

If an implant exposure is found the safest course is to remove the implant and let the tissues heal, then replace the implants. We generally wait at least 3 months after infection or exposure to replace implants. Replacement surgery often entails capsulectomy and if the skin is very thin, reinforcement with Strattice.

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We would love to talk more with you about your own personalized treatment at Sanctuary Plastic Surgery. With your own private consultation, our team of extraordinarily skilled and dedicated plastic surgeons will be able to recommend the right treatment plans for your unique goals and concerns. With offices in Boca Raton and Palm Beach Gardens, men and women in Florida can achieve the most natural and elegant results. Call today to schedule your consultation.

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