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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Dantin
37 years experience Family Medicine
Ok: Surgery is generally not too risky, but long term issues are contoversial
Dr. Raymond Jean
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast implants safe: Breast implants are one of the most tested medical devices in the US and World. Breast implants in the US are very safe with a low risk of complicati ... Read More
Dr. Kristi Sumpter
26 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Safety of implants: Breast implants are very safe. Complications from breast augmentation surgery are uncommon. FDA approved implants are either saline-filled, which the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rene Perez
11 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Yes: Generally speaking. Seek your cosmetic surgery procedures by a proficient cosmetic or plastic surgeon.
Dr. Donald Buck
15 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: As with all surgery, there are some risks with having an operation. However, breast augmentation is a very safe procedure. I recommend you see a plast ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
23 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast augmentation: There are several general reasons for breast implants- either for cosmetic augmentation, or enlargement of the breast, or for a reconstructive reason, ... Read More
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Dr. Raymond Jean
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Healthy adults: For cosmetic reasons healthy adults over the age of 18 are candidates for breast implants. For silicone implants one must be 22 or older. For recons ... Read More
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Most people: Most people could have breast augmentation, most importantly a patient needs to understand the risks and benefits. Both the patient and the doctor nee ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not done anymore?: If I am thinking of the same procedure you are mentioning, it used to be performed by inserting a ball of suture material not unlike a ball of yarn. T ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
See below: A solid, thin silicone shell on the outside, filled with either saline or silicone gel on the inside. Good luck from NYC
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Lin
23 years experience Plastic Surgery
In certain cases: In certain cases, yes, insurance will pay for breast implants. Specifically, patients who are undergoing reconstruction following breast cancer treat ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Holmes
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All are safe: Both silicone and saline implants are safe. Neither increases the risk of breast cancer. Silicone gel implants are gelatinous (gummy bear) implants t ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually: Capsular contracture or scar tissue squeezing the implant.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Breast implants only need to be removed if there is a problem: significant capsular contracture, leakage, deflation, or rarely, infection. No problem, ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Hamawy
25 years experience Plastic Surgery
Aging Breast Implant: Breast implants also age. That is why at some point in the future a woman should plan that the breast implants will have to be exchanged. They can ... Read More
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