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how long to heal after breast implants

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Dr. James Seward
22 years experience Dermatology
I : I agree. Scars also often improve quite a bit over time which then requires less revision that one anticipates.
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Dr. Michael Zadeh
17 years experience General Surgery
In : In general, the scar healing/maturation process takes about 1 year. Therefore, we like to wait at least a year before performing any type of scar revi ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Usually 1 year: Scars typically look worst at 4 months, and better at 10 months to a year. Please see your board certified plastic surgeon. He/she will discuss opti ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Follow up is key: The long term risks of breast implants are the need for follow up. The primary danger is neglecting them. Implants are very simple machines, essential ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Handler
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Several: The most common risks of having breast implants are breakage and hardening. Implants aren't permanent devices. Breakage rates are about 10% @ 10 yrs ... Read More
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Dr. James White
31 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Risk for implants: Patients who receive breast implants have a 1 in 5 chance of additional breast surgery. Repeat surgery most often includes, implant exchange, implant ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
26 years experience Internal Medicine
AN: Appropriate question for your surgeo.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Many Months: It may take up to 6 months and sometimes longer for breast implants to fully “settle”. Close follow up with your plastic surgeon will be key. Best wis ... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
6-9 months: Breast implants can settle over your lifetime but if you are referring to the majority of post surgical changes most will occur within 3 months but a ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Long: Most breast implants, barring any complications, can stay in place for your life time.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Neavin
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
2 weeks minimum: Under the muscle augmnetation -> take it easy for 1 to 2 weeks. No heavy lifting for a month, but i'd go over all of this with your doc. He/she may ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
may be for a reason: Ordinary silicon or saline filled implants will loose shape with time , so call ed 'gummy bear ' hard silicone over comes that disadvantage , lasts l ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Hsu
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Rupture: The most common risk with silicone implants that are not replaced would be rupture. Ruptured implants can lead to capsular contracture and spread of t ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antonio Carbonell
52 years experience Plastic Surgery
Happy life: In general women with breast implants have improved self-esteem and confidence compared to how they felt before their implant surgery. Even those wit ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Kolb
42 years experience Holistic Medicine
Suture visible: I would recommend that you have the spitting sutures removed by a doctor or nurse that is familiar with this problem, as exposed deeper sutures can be ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Till done nursing...: And until breast size has stabilized, as breasts often "deflate" after pregnancy and nursing.
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