Reoperations of Breast Implants:
It is likely that you will need to have one or more reoperations over the course of your life because of local complications from breast implants. Reasons for reoperations could include any of the potential local complications above. Multiple reoperations to either improve the appearance of the breasts, to remove ruptured/deflated implants, or both may result in an unsatisfactory cosmetic outcome.
Of course, cochlear implant is not a cosmetic choice like breast implants are; however, they are both not life-threatening situations. Finally, what is common is that they both require invasive surgery that should be reserved for life-threatening situations, not simple life enhancements. CI is considered a tool that is interpreted by some on how it can enhance their hearing ability just like how BI enhances a woman's life by having increased self esteem or whatever the reasons are for them. So yes, these devices are life enhancing for some who need it but still not considered life threatening.Reoperations of Cochlear Implants:
Among actions taken, at first pass it appeared that reimplantation was more common in the pre-1998 period, but it is important to note that the "pending" category in 2002 was large and accounted for nearly 30% of the actions taken. Therefore, it cannot be reliably stated that reimplantation was more common in the pre-1998 period. Furthermore, the high incidence of "pending" data makes reliable statistical analysis on these action data impossible. However, it is clear that for most of the adverse events described, surgical intervention, most commonly explantation or reimplantation, was the most common treatment.
Risks from the Surgical Cochlear Implant Procedure FDA Webpage
* Cerebrospinal fluid leakage --the brain is surrounded by fluid that may leak from a hole created in the inner ear or elsewhere from a hole in the covering of the brain as a result of the surgical procedure.
* Perilymph fluid leak --the inner ear or cochlea contains fluid. This fluid can leak through the hole that was created to place the implant.
* Infection of the skin wound.
* Blood or fluid collection at the site of surgery.
* Numbness around the ear.
* Reparative granuloma --this is the result of localized inflammation that can occur if the body rejects the implant.
* There may be other unforeseen complications that could occur with long term implantation that we cannot now predict. Potential Local Complications and Reoperations for Breast Implants (narrowed it down to parallel to CI potential complications)
* Delayed wound healing
* Iatrogenic injury/damage (injury caused by medical procedure)
* Granuloma (is a small area of inflammation due to tissue injury)
BI and CI both have outcomes that leak, irritate, scar, inflame, bruise, and numb. Some may be temporary and some are permanent.
As for Lasik experiencing complications:
The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery has said that only about 3 percent of lasik patients experience complications, but other data and research suggest problems may be more common and long-lasting.
As for CI experiencing complications:
From the over 200 patients implanted at the University of Michigan Medical Center, 6 patients with a complete and irreversible cochlear implant receiver-stimulator failure have been identified and treated. This represents a 3% failure rate.
Key Points to Consider
* Breast implants will not last a lifetime so wouldn’t a cochlear implant.
* Either because of rupture or other complications, you will probably need to have the implants removed.
* You are likely to need additional doctor visits, reoperations, or removals because of one or more complications over the course of your life.
* Many of the changes to your breast following implantation cannot be reversed just like residual hearing cannot be reversed (only you have CI, your residual hearing won’t come back if you decide to have it removed).
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