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Dr. Walter Husar
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Implant (Overview)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is a transplanted biomedical tissue.


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What size implant is recommended for my a cup breast augmentation? I wear an a cup and want to balance out my larger hips with a larger chest. Should I try out different sizes so that I can decide if a c or d cup is going to be best for me? Do the doctors

What size implant is recommended for my a cup breast augmentation? I wear an a cup and want to balance out my larger hips with a larger chest. Should I try out different sizes so that I can decide if a c or d cup is going to be best for me? Do the doctors

Cup sizes: Cup size is a measurements used for bras it is measured around your back and the widest part of your breasts usually the middle.
You can go to a department store and get sized but this will vary from 1 store to another. Surgeons use exact and precise volume measured in cc. Trying on different sizers is one of the best methods to get an idea of what volume you should get with a surgeons input. ...Read more

Dr. Walter Husar
5 Doctors shared insights

Implant (Overview)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is a transplanted biomedical tissue.


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How exactly is a heart stent implanted?

How exactly is a heart stent implanted?

Balloon: The stent is delivered through a catheter (small tube) to the coronary artery. The stent is delivered on a balloon which is put in position, balloon inflated, stent deployed, balloon deflated and the stent remains. ...Read more

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Cheek implants? I have really weak cheeks and would like to get some sort of filler or implant, what do you recommend to get a more defined face?

Cheek implants? I have really weak cheeks and would like to get some sort of filler or implant, what do you recommend to get a more defined face?

Implant vs filler: Both may be an option although filler in the cheek is an off label use for most products. Be sure to have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I need a crown lenghtening or implant?

How do I tell if I need a crown lenghtening or implant?

Your dentist: When you visit your dentist he will refer you to an oral surgeon or a periodontist and they will determine if the tooth can be saved with a crown lenghtening and a crown or if it needs to be remove and an implant placed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breast implant removal?

Can you tell me about breast implant removal?

Breast implant: Removal is surgical procedure that usually is performed under anesthesia. If the procedure is just to remove implants, the procedure is rather short. If however, it is due to a complication such as capsular contracture or implant rupture, the procedure may be more involved. If the implants are large, the skin may be stretched out and a breast lift may be needed to repair any droop that occurs. ...Read more

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What's the common side effects for the implant? (birth control) any other information about the implant?

What's the common side effects for the implant? (birth control) any other information about the implant?

Spotting: If you are talking about the Implanon it is Progesterone based and may cause some initial spotting and later an absence of the period altogether. You can also experience mood swings, depression and rarely alopecia or spots of baldness which resolve when you go off. ...Read more

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How long after teeth extraction/bone graft on left and implant on right side can you safely eat more than liquid or soft food.?

How long after teeth extraction/bone graft on left and implant on right side can you safely eat more than liquid or soft food.?

It depends: The best thing to do is to wait for the tissue to completely close over the wound to be sure the area is sealed. You can check on this yourself. Depending on the difficulty of the extraction and your body's healing this can take a few days or over a week. The wound closure is the most important factor. If bone particles were used, they can shift even after the tissue is closed. Be careful! ...Read more

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Upset about this. How dangerous is breast implant removal surgery?

Upset about this. How dangerous is breast implant removal surgery?

Simple: Breast implant removal is simple, and can often be performed under local anesthesia. It is technically easer than the initial placement. It becomes more complicated with ruptured silicone breast implants, or thick capsules. The procedure should be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon in the appropriate setting. The impact of removal, physical and psychological, should be discussed. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of titanium allergy or toxicity from implant?

What are symptoms of titanium allergy or toxicity from implant?

Titanium allergy: Not to downplay your concerns, titanium allergy is very rare and most always associated with jewelry. It is found in most all paints, rings, body piercings, replacement knees, hips, laptop covers and even toothpaste! Any symptoms arising after an implant can raise suspicions, but 'documented' allergy to titanium is more a by product of a cottage industry (allergy testing) than a clinical finding. ...Read more

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Can a spreading infection from an infected knee implant be deadly?

Can a spreading infection from an infected knee implant be deadly?

Yes: If a knee implant gets infected and the infection doesn't respond to antibiotics then they may need to remove the implant so the infection doesn't spread. ...Read more

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How willa dental implant work with braces?

How willa dental implant work with braces?

Must plan ahead!: If you are in need of dental implant treatment and orthodontics, you must plan ahead. Typically, orthodontics is nearly completed prior to implant placement as the implant cannot be moved orthodontically. Once you get to the last few months or in the "detailing" phase, you can usually have your implant placed so that your treatment is completed at about the same time as your orthodontics. ...Read more

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My scrotum is moist and sore. I had a penis implant 15 years ago could it be a problem. The implant works good.?

My scrotum is moist and sore. I had a penis implant 15 years ago could it be a problem. The implant works good.?

Seek evaluation.: Given that you had prior surgery in the area, and that you have a prosthetic, it is very important to get evaluated to make sure you don't have an infection. Any infections, especially if they involve a foreign body such as a penile implant, should be treated early and with the right antibiotic. If the infection progresses too far, the implant may need to be removed. ...Read more

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How do I choose between saline or silicone implants for my breast augmentation? I am wondering about the bottom line benefits to either silicone or saline implant breast augmentation as a long term solution for my lifestyle. I'm active, enjoy sports, yoga

How do I choose between saline or silicone implants for my breast augmentation? I am wondering about the bottom line benefits to either silicone or saline implant breast augmentation as a long term solution for my lifestyle. I'm active, enjoy sports, yoga

Discuss with surgeon: The majority of my patients prefer the look and feel of silicone. There are now different grades of silicone go choose from as well. Silicone is reserved for patients over 23 years of age. So outside of patients younger than 22, I will recommend saline implants to patients with more noticeable differences in their preop breast size. ...Read more

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Nobelbiocare vs straumann dental implants. Which is more expensive and best to use. Cons & pros. Is straumann implant medical grade superior.?

Nobelbiocare vs straumann dental implants. Which is more expensive and best to use. Cons & pros. Is straumann implant medical grade superior.?

Dental Implants: Both are excellent companies with excellent products that have stood the test of time. The training ; experience of the dentist who places the implant fixtures, the dentist who restores them, ; case selection is more important than which dental implant system is used. Trust your dentist ; rely on his\her expertise in this matter. If you needed a heart valve, would you search for brand or best dr? ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post rct and dental implant complication pls help me?

Can you tell me about post rct and dental implant complication pls help me?

RCT and Implants: In the hands of an experienced and competent dentist both procedures have a very high success rate. Typical complications are infection and possible failure. It is best to have all your questions answered by a dentist who has personally examined you and has x-rays of your teeth and supporting structures. Pros, cons, complications, prognosis and recommendations should be discussed before treatment ...Read more

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Is the dental implant procedure painful?

Is the dental implant procedure painful?

No: As long as you are properly anesthetized you will feel no pain. You may have mild discomfort after the procedure. ...Read more

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I've got nexplanon in an lately my nipples have been so sore an they never have been before this implant hurts sometimes as well as itches?

Possible: I haven't had any patients with sore nipples from the implant. I would take Ibuprofen for a week and see if that helps. Talk to your doc to see if there is anything else that could be causing your symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the normal procedure to repair a missing upper molar that broke off years after a root canal due to never being crowned? Would the remainder of the root have to be removed as well? Would an implant be best or would a simple single

What is the normal procedure to repair a missing upper molar that broke off years after a root canal due to never being crowned? Would the remainder of the root have to be removed as well? Would an implant be best or would a simple single

The: The first choice would be to use what remains of the tooth and restore it- if feasible. If not, then you and your dentist should consider removing the tooth and replacing it with either a dental implant or a fixed partial denture (a bridge). That would involve three teeth. I am not sure what you refer to when you mention a 'simple single tooth bridge.'. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your nexplanon implant is broken?

How can you tell if your nexplanon implant is broken?

Nexplanon: The capsule for the nexplanon should be superficial enough for you to feel it along its entire length. ...Read more

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If u have a impacted front tooth. Do they pull the tooth down or do u need a implant to replace the impacted tooth?

If u have a impacted front tooth. Do they pull the tooth down or do u need a implant to replace the impacted tooth?

Both are possible.: Depending on the position and condition of the impacted tooth, pulling it down would involve exposing it and bonding a chain to move the tooth into proper position, along braces -- but you keep your own tooth. An implant would usually require extraction of the impacted tooth followed by placement of the implant and crown. This is a faster option, and likely cheaper, but you have a fake tooth. ...Read more

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How commonly does a hip replacement implant fail?

How commonly does a hip replacement implant fail?

Not common: 5% of hip replacements fail sometime between implantation and 20 years later. ...Read more

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Can the implant snap?

Can the implant snap?

Rare: Rare for an implant to break. Do not expect it to "snap" all of a sudden. If poorly designed and restored, parts can fracture -- screw, or porcelain. Important to have correct occlusion - bite- for long lasting function and health. Good Luck. ...Read more

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Is butt implants safe?

Buttock Implants: Buttock implants have the potential for infection, migration in position, erosion through the overlying skin and pain from pressure on nerves. Fat can be transferred to the buttocks if you have excess fat somewhere else to serve as a donor site for the fat. Fat transer can require multiple stages and can also result in complications. See a board certified plastic surgeon to learn about options. ...Read more

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Are butt implants safe?

Are butt implants safe?

Yes and No: Butt implants are safe but have a much higher complication rate than breast implants. Choose your surgeon wisely. Ask to speak to previous patients. Check their board certification and don't go with someone with american board of cosmetic surgery. It's not a recognized board in the United States. ...Read more

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What happens after an implant?

Implant dentistry: The implant dentistry is the best. While any dental surgery does come with some discomfort, patients generally find that the pain of dental implants is minimal, and the results are well worth the recovery process. However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, so it’s important that you visit your implant dentist for examination and x-rays. Good luck. ...Read more

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Cadaver implants are they safe?

Yes: They are as long as they are reprocessed by a reputable company. ...Read more