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Breast Expander
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Breast Expander

Dear Dr. Rosenburg:

I have a breast expander due to asymmetry, aka Poland Syndrome.  How long should the expander be left in until the  "permanent" implant can be inserted?

Thanks,
RHS
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The usual expander is inflated (or more often overinflated) for a period of about three months. This time frame should be at the discretion of your surgeon.
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