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Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery vs. Breast implants, which to do?

Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery vs. Breast implants, which to do?

Depends: For smaller volume increases, fat transfer works as well as implants. However for larger volumes, it may take several stages and is more difficult to get the same result as an implant. It also depends on the amount of breast tissue you start with, because fat transfer needs some tissue to survive. Generally speaking, it is more economical to get implants. ...Read more

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Implant (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Breast implant removal --is it major surgery?

Breast implant removal --is it major surgery?

Ruptured or not.: Removal of an uncomplicated saline or silicone implant can be simple and performed under a straight local anesthetic if a capsulectomy is not required. Severe capsular contractures, pocket transitions, delayed silicone ruptures, textured implants, etc can present with various clinical pictures that may be significantly more complicated and may require more extensive surgical procedures. ...Read more

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Are there adjustable breast implants?

Are there adjustable breast implants?

Yes, many varieties: Of various types of post operatively adjustable breast implants that typically will allow size change for a limited period of time usually limited to 6 months. ...Read more

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Do breast implants affect mammogram results?

Do breast implants affect mammogram results?

Yes: While there are special techniques to try and visualize as much of the breast tissue as possible, implants do partially obstruct full evaluation of the breast. This is particularly true when the implants are placed above the pectoralis muscle; it is always best to place these behind the muscle. ...Read more

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Penile implant surgery or prosthetic penile implant. Which is better?

Penile implant surgery or prosthetic penile implant. Which is better?

Implant = Prosthesis: The inflatable penile prosthesis (ipp) is an excellent solution for men with severe e.D. That does not respond to other measures. The implant surgery takes about an hour, is usually done as an outpatient, and has a pretty brief recovery. All surgery has risks, so do some research and find someone with some experience placing implants. ...Read more

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Are female breast soft after implants?

Are female breast soft after implants?

Generally not: Breasts tend to be firmer with any augmentation technique particularly in the early post-operative period. ...Read more

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Removal of breast implants needed in all women?

Removal of breast implants needed in all women?

Not necessarily : With the current state of the art, implants may fail over your lifetime but that also means they may not. If ruptured or if other complications develop, you will certainly want to remove/replace the implants when problems occur. However , in the absence of complications there is no need to remove them. In the future, fat transfer may offer a longer term solution. ...Read more

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Silicone breast implants can couse breast cancer?

Silicone breast implants can couse breast cancer?

No but.....: There is no direct link but there are concerns with the potential for implants to interfere with the detection of cancer. Particularly using mammograms. Special views (eklund) must be obtained. Alhtough there may be a delay in diagnosis, there has not been shown to be any effect on survival. With mri, surveillance is improved and may supplant mammography. As stated, alcl may be increased but rare. ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation or reconstruction risky?

Is breast augmentation or reconstruction risky?

Benefits > risks: Every surgery has risks and benefits, so it comes down to what we call the risk/benefit ratio. Silicone breast implants have been studied more than any other medical device and the fda has confirmed that they are safe and effective. Thre are a lot of things to consider however so you should discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon in detail. ...Read more

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Could breast implants weight less than breast tissue?

Could breast implants weight less than breast tissue?

Perhaps, not usually: The density of silicone implants is very close to breast tissue as it approximates the density of water. However this is not typically the case as most breast mass is a combination of tissue/gland (more dense than silicone) and fat which is less dense than silicone. ...Read more

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Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Yes: The presence of any implant, saline or silicone, will affect how the mammograms are performed. If the test is completed in a standard fashion there may be up to 15% of the breast tissue that still will require additional imaging. ...Read more

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Risks of removal of ruptured breast implants?

Risks of removal of ruptured breast implants?

Several.: Risks include standard risks such as infection, bleeding, abnormal scarring etc. Risks unique to removal of breast implants include unsatisfactory skin retreating, inversion/depression of a nipple/areola complexes, patient dissatisfaction with breast size/shape and the potential need for further surgery ( such as breast lifting and/or breast re-augmentation) in the future. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Following breast implant removal, is it normal to have dents in the breast tissuee?

Following breast implant removal, is it normal to have dents in the breast tissuee?

Depends: If there are no complications, i tell my patients that they should begin to feel like themselves again after a couple of months. Most patients can get back to regular activities in a few days or couple weeks, and full maturity of the scars takes up to 2 years. The degree of "droop" or irregularity (dents) in the breasts may be variable after surgery. ...Read more

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Possible to get breast implants, tissue expansion or a musculocutaneous flap procedure at 50?

Possible to get breast implants, tissue expansion or a musculocutaneous flap procedure at 50?

Yes.: Please see a board certified plastic surgeon. They will go over your individual history and situation. Together you will make a plan that is good for you. ...Read more

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What are the current breast reconstruction techniques after breast cancer surgery?

What are the current breast reconstruction techniques after breast cancer surgery?

Flap or implant: Basically - you can use your own tissue or reconstruct with a breast implant. There are several options when your own tissue is used including tram (uses the rectus muscle in the abdomen with attached skin and fat), latissimus (the muscle going from shoulder to back - usually for relatively small defects), diep (uses skin and fat on abdomen, but preserves the muscle). ...Read more

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Could breast implants give you breast cancer?

Could breast implants give you breast cancer?

Short answer: no: With the exception of a very rare situation, (called ALCL) breast implants do not seem to increase the risk of breast cancers. There are multiple studies which actually show women with implants having a lower-than-expected risk of breast cancer. ...Read more

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Which one is more accurat mammogram or MRI to discover breast tumor in case of breast silicon implant ?

Which one is more accurat mammogram or MRI to discover breast tumor in case of breast silicon implant ?

Depends: This depends on what you mean by "accurate". Mri is more "sensitive" but less "specific". This means that MRI will detect more breast changes but more of the changes it detects will be false detections. ...Read more

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