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Breast Implant Infection


Posted May 17, 2023 in Breast Implant Revision, Breast Implants

Breast Implant Infection

Breast argumentation provides solutions for women to enhance their appearance and feel more confident. However, the procedure that promises to enlarge the breast can cause breast implant infection. Please continue reading to learn more about breast implant infections, their signs and treatment options.

The following is a guide to breast implant infection, seeking appropriate medical care and finding the best breast implant removal surgeon for your procedure.

Breast Implant Infection

What are the Signs of Breast Implants Infection?

Recognizing breast implant infection signs is the first step in identifying and treating the infection. Early detection can help you seek prompt medical attention.

The most common signs of breast implant infection include:

1. Persistent Pain and Swelling

The first sign to note is swelling around the breast implant and the area becoming warm. The pain around the implant may be accompanied by tenderness.

2. Redness

Another sign of infection is changes in skin color. The affected area may have a normal texture and may appear red and inflamed.

3. Fever and Chills

Fever is also one of the symptoms of breast implant infection. Besides the redness around the infected area, you may experience fever, chills and flu-like symptoms. When you experience these systemic signs, it may be an indication that the infection has spread.

Options for Breast Implants Infection Treatment

An infection from breast implants can quickly present a medical problem if not promptly treated. When you experience any signs and symptoms, consult your surgeon.

Below are two common infected implant treatment options they might recommend:

1. Antibiotics

Mild infections are treatable with antibiotics. If you’re on antibiotics, it’s essential to complete the entire course of prescribed antibiotics to ensure you eradicate the infection completely.

2. Drainage of Fluid

Breast implant infections may sometimes cause fluid buildup in the infected area. The infected fluid around the implant may need to be drained as part of the treatment. Draining fluid helps remove the source of infection and promotes healing.

Removal of Infected Breast Implants

Infected breast implants can result in recurrent infections. Removing breast implants due to infection aims to eliminate the source of infectivity and promote healing. The surgical procedure starts with an evaluation and diagnosis to determine the severity of the infection. The assessment involves ultrasounds or cultures that confirm the presence of infection.

The second phase of the procedure is surgically removing breast implants. The surgeon will make incisions and carefully remove the implants. The procedure may involve a capsulectomy, performed to remove the scar tissue surrounding the implants.

Removal of Infected Breast Implants

Does Insurance Cover Removing Breast Implants

The average cost of removing breast implants varies depending on the complexity of the procedure; and whether you’ll need additional treatments. Before deciding to undergo the procedure, check with your insurance company for coverage. On average, the cost of infected breast implant removal in Miami is around $3,000. If necessary, there are convenient financing options available for these types of procedures.

Will Breast Implant Removal Be Necessary?

Breast implant infection can result in a health emergency. Starting with a minor swelling in the implant area, the infection can spread; causing fever and chills. With antibiotics, you can effectively fight off mild infections. However, when the infection is widespread, your surgeon may recommend the removal of the infected breast implants. If you suspect a breast implant infection, consult a reputable breast implant removal surgeon, such as Dr. Mendieta, to discuss your options. Call to schedule a consultation or to find out more at 305-860-0717.You may also contact us online.

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