For most women who have breast implants, an infection around the implant is a rare event. However, in some cases, particularly after placing an implant for breast reconstruction, an infection may result. Since the human body has a hard time fighting an infection around an implant, both patients and surgeons face challenges when these unfortunate events happen.
A publication this month by Dr. Gutowski and Dr Washer, an infection specialist, offers advice and guidelines for physicians who are faced with different treatments for breast implant infections.
- Source: Infectious Disease Clinics, March 2012
- Copyright: Karol A. Gutowski, M.D., Chicago, IL, 2012