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leaking breast implants silicone

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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Neavin
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes, but...: For primary breast augmentation, silicone implants is an fda off label use for women under 22 years of age. It is not illegal, just not recommended b ... Read More
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Yes.: Not recommended by fda but can be used for patients ("off label") who would benefit more so from silicone than saline breast implants (very little br ... Read More
Dr. Azita Madjidi
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Off label: This would be an off label use but it can be done. Your doctor should give you this information and document it. You should acknowledge that you have ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
FDA POSITION: This is a long and detailed discussion. While these implants are relatively safe, all surgery carries risksyou may also want to review the 60 page fda ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
FDA POSITION: This is a long and detailed discussion. While these implants are relatively safe, all surgery carries risksyou may also want to review the fda positio ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James White
31 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
FDA: The 22 year old age limit for silicone breast implants was mandated by the fda.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
For most people: There is not much difference between saline and silicone implants. All implants are wrinkled, but saline seem more wrinkly because they are filled wit ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Saline 'rocks": Saline does not cause problems when it "infiltrates" into the body accidently. The only major issue if any is a sudden "rupture" of the implants from ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
36 years experience Plastic Surgery
Strong: Implants are strong and stretch when pressured. They break after wearing out over time. Contracture may increase the folding and risk of leak.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
52 years experience General Surgery
Could be: However you need to run this by your surgeon asap because problems may exist. Good luck to you.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clark Schierle
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Breast Implant: Drs. Cronin & gerow in 1963.

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