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leaking breast implants side effects

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. James White
31 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Breast Implant Leak: As with any prosthetic devise, proper protection and care are necessary. Saline implants have a small percent of rupture which increases with the tim ... Read More
Dr. Jason Lichten
23 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Breast implants are a mechanical device that does not have an infinite life span. The walls do break down with time. Most often implants do not brea ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
No sure fire way: There are no definitive ways to stop your breast implants from leaking or rupturing but soon "semi-solid" implants will be available. These are also k ... Read More

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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
33 years experience General Surgery
When you want: This is an elective operation --meaning when you want to have it done. There is no evidence that the leaking silicone is dangerous or harmful, despit ... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
As soon as safe: This is not an emergency but removal is genrally recommended when it is recognized. However, due to the current form stage implants it may be difficul ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sooner than later: While not an emergency, they should be removed when you are fit enough to do so. Call your local board certified plastic surgeon. They will guide yo ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Riyas Fadal
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Salt water leak: Hi, fortunately salt water is absorbed in the body. You are not in danger and this is not an emergency. Regarding the medical payment for this you wil ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cohesiveness?: Silicone implants vary in the consistency of the filling gel. This is known as the degree of cohesiveness. If you suspected a rupture, you would have ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Could be from that: It could be from that.Try to change the position of carrying baby on the other side and if pain does not go away than get it checked by your doctor.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Muscle pain: The areas you describe are where your pectoralis muscles attach to your breastbone (sternum) and this sounds like muscle strain and discomfort. This w ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Please see the plas: Plastic surgeon, you will need surgery to fix that problem.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
33 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
It will have: no effects on the implants, but the breasts themselves will likely become larger and more glandular due to hormonal changes.
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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 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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