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|12/6/2011||I am 10weeks out from BMX/TE placement with Alloderm slings. I am almost done with my fills (340 in each side) but after my last fill one of my expanders is much higher than the other. My PS says my TE has "fallen" and he can fix it in my exchange surgery. Is this common when Alloderm is used, is it really that easily fixable, and does this mean I will be more prone to issues after the exchange? Thank you so much!|
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|12/7/2011||Thank you for turning to the Johns Hopkins Breast Center. This is a common thing with tissue expanders. Tissue expanders are temporary implants designed to form the breast pocket, and be inflatable. Since they are inflatable, they are not perfectly round so when they shift position it is noticeable. The shifting of position is common, and is easily fixable with the exchange. Also, the implant is perfectly round, so if it shifts position, it is not noticeable. This does not mean you will be more prone to this issue after the exchange. Just part of the tissue expander process. I hope this helps!|
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