I am curious to know what is the protocol on how often is saline allowed to be injected into the expander?

My question is this: I recently underwent a mastectomy of both breasts. Immediately afterward I had breast expanders put in and the surgeon is going to start injecting with saline. So with that being said, I am curious to know what is the protocol on how often is saline allowed to be injected into the expander?

There is no specific protocol that must be followed as to the volume injected or the time in between injections. Each woman has their own set of circumstances as stated by Dr. Neins, that may vary the "protocol".

Roberta L. Gartside MD
Roberta L. Gartside MD
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Roberta L. Gartside MD

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Commonly about 50-100cc of saline will be added to the tissue expanders every 7-14 days until the target volume is reached. This is just one of many methods used and each scenario will vary according to specific circumstances (e.g. wound healing, patient health, history of radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy, etc...)

Alexander G. Nein MS, MD
Alexander G. Nein MS, MD
2400 Patterson StNashvilleTN37203US

Alexander G. Nein MS, MD

2400 Patterson Street, Suite 202, Nashville,
TN, 37203, US

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