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Posted by Dee on July 17, 2016, 12:47 pmUser logged in as post
Hi Dr. D. I'm s/p mastectomy 11/2015 with expanders to implants completed April 2016. Hx radiation to left breast in 2008-2009. The results came out wonderful, but as is common, I have recently developed an infection to left breast and am currently taking oral antibx. I see my surgeon tomorrow and have a feeling the implant may need to come out as the antibx have not improved edema, warmth, etc. From your advice prior I know implants and radiation are not a good mix and from what I have read, once there has been one infection, the likelihood of more is increased. My next plan would be to travel to NOLA for autologous recon with SGAP in mind. I am wondering if I have implant removed how long would I have to wait to undergo autologous recon after implant removal? And do you recommend removing both implants if only the infected implant needs removed? You have answered many of my questions throughout this and I cannot express enough appreciation. THANK YOU!!