Home Procedures Breast Revision Surgery Breast Implant Infection Breast implant infection is always an unforeseen complication, but is very rare and can usually be avoided with proper surgical care. Breast implant infections tend to arise from bacteria that enter the patient either during or after breast implant surgery. Breast implants are like any other prosthetic device insomuch that they have a higher risk of infection than non-implant surgery. Artificial heart valves, knee or hip joints and other non-human medical devices historically have a higher risk of infection since the devices themselves are not living human tissue. Even with the use of antibiotics, infections cannot always be prevented, or if already present, always cured. The first time period is pre-operatively before surgery where bacteria may already be lurking in the body ready to infect the patient once an implant is placed.
Bacteria, Mycobacterium conceptionense, tuberculosis and other mycobacteria, nontuberculous mycobacteria, infection, breast implant complications, Mycobacterium fortuitum, post surgical infection, letter Keywords: Suggested citation for this article: Mycobacterium conceptionense infection after breast implant surgery, France [letter]. Emerg Infect Dis [serial on the Internet]. Mycobacterium fortuitum complex members are rapidly growing mycobacteria found in water and soil 1. These opportunistic pathogens are responsible for posttraumatic skin and soft tissue infections.
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Infection in breast implants. Comment in Lancet Infect Dis. Infection is the leading cause of morbidity that occurs after breast implantation and complicates 2.
Augmentation Risks , Reconstruction Risks BIadmin All surgical procedures come with immediate risks, like reactions to anesthesia, bleeding, and infections. These infections can be serious. Symptoms of infection include redness, heat, drainage, or swelling around the area of the stitches or scar.