NEW! Antibiotic and Antiseptic Irrigating Solutions in Breast Implant Surgery: A closer look? Sun, Sep 30 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Antibacteria irrigation used in conjunction with breast implant surgery has been used for years as a means to prevent infection as well as minimize the incidence of capsular contracture. Despite the widespread use of various irrigants, the rationale and actual mechanism of action for these agents remains poorly understood. The purpose of this panel will be to explore the rationale for the use of antibiotic irrigation in breast implant surgery and provide information as to whether or not such irrigants are truly effective, particularly as it relates lowering the incidence of capsular contracture.

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