Breast Reconstruction: Remove Expander / Replace with Implants

This is a second procedure for removal of the tissue expander and placement of a permanent implant.  This permanent implant may be either silicone or saline.  Regardless of the type, the implant will need to be replaced about every 10-15 years.  In general, silicone implants provide a more natural feel than saline. This surgery generally occurs after approxiamately two months from final expansion and a new, softer implant is placed.  

Remove Expander/Replace with Implants
Best Candidate: history of radiation; delayed reconstruction
Anesthesia: general
Length: 2 hours
Hospital Stay: Outpatient
Return to Work: 1-2 weeks
Strenuous Activity: 4-6 weeks
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Dr. Sood's primary goal is to provide excellent clinical results along with a high level of patient care and service. Patient satisfaction is our highest concern. We are dedicated to providing every patient with a pleasant experience, beginning with the first visit and continuing on through surgical procedures and treatments and postoperative care. We encourage patients to evaluate the benefits as well as the risks of each procedure within the confines of realistic expectations.