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A 41-year-old member asked:

is getting breast implants safe?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rene Perez
Cosmetic Surgery 11 years experience
Yes: Generally speaking. Seek your cosmetic surgery procedures by a proficient cosmetic or plastic surgeon.
Dr. Donald Buck
Plastic Surgery 15 years experience
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 plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to discuss in more detail.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

At what age is it safe to get breast implants?

9 doctor answers26 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
When breasts mature: With the exception of congenital asymmetries, it is best to defer implants until completion of breast maturation (around 18). However, safety is a whole other issue related to indications, contra-indications, co-morbid conditions, genetic predisposition for breast cancer, nursing/lactational concerns, etc. Fda restricts silicone to 22 & older, at age 34, i would certainly think that you are safe.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What causes chest pain when taking deep breaths and when swallowing food?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Several: You should not have chest pain when taking a deep breath or on swallowing. You better get checked.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to have chest pain after running?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Not normal: Unusual to have CP after running, you may be short of breath. If you have this consistently you better get checked.
A 52-year-old female asked:

Having pains to my ribs right side and sorness to touch?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Many things: Trauma is usually obvious, fracturing the ribs or bruising the soft tissue in the area. Inflammation can occur without trauma. If there is a rash and you had chicken pox in the past, it could be shingles (herpes zoster). Sometimes tumors will involve the ribs and lead to fracture and pain. If pain does not improve with over the counter medication and time or is severe, see your primary doctor.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How common is change in size of breasts for a woman?

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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maureranswered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Very: All women have breast changes with weight gain, age, breast feeding, periods and weight loss.

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