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Dr. Otto Placik
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Breast Implants (Overview)

A medical device that is used to augment the size of the breast by increasing the volume of the breast mound. Implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures and are surgically inserted either under the breast tissue or in a deeper plane under the muscle. The shell of the implant is made of a flexible silicone elastomer. The inside is filled with either silicone gel or saline fluid.


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What size breast implants should I go for or should I let my boyfriend decide?

What size breast implants should I go for or should I let my boyfriend decide?

You decide: Please don't let anyone else tell you what to do with your body. A good plastic surgeon should discuss your motivations for surgery as well as your desires -- and it should be done with you alone. You should not allow anyone to make you feel that a surgical procedure is somehow a "deal breaker" for your relationship. Think about this carefully and speak frankly and openly with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
683 doctors shared insights

Breast Implants (Overview)

A medical device that is used to augment the size of the breast by increasing the volume of the breast mound. Implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures and are surgically inserted either under the breast tissue or in a deeper plane under the muscle. The shell of the implant is made of a flexible silicone elastomer. The inside is filled with either silicone gel or saline fluid.


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How often do replace breast implants?

When needed: People have heard that you need to change the implants every 10 years. In reality, you only need to change the implants if there is a problem. On average, about 1 in 5 women will have a second surgery on their breast implants within 10 years, whether saline or silicone. Silicone do last longer. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Breast Lumps (Checklist)

Do a breast self exam after your period ends
Monthly
Check daily in shower after soaping up
daily
Learn the architecture of your breasts by repetition
once
Observe skin around nipples
once
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What is the definition or description of: breast implants?

Breast Implant: A medical device that is used to augment the size of the breast by increasing the volume of the breast mound. Implants come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures and are surgically inserted either under the breast tissue or in a deeper plane under the muscle. The shell of the implant is made of a flexible silicone elastomer. The inside is filled with either silicone gel or saline fluid. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breast implants permanently removed?

Can you tell me about breast implants permanently removed?

Simple or ruptured?: It depends on your unique circumstances. If you have an uncomplicated saline implant, implant removal can be quite simple and carried out under local anesthesia. If you have a "generation 2" silicone implant that has been ruptures and neglected for several years, removal can be considerably more complicated. In some cases a lift may be needed. ...Read more

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How safe is breast implants?

How safe is breast implants?

Safety of implants: Breast implants are very safe. Complications from breast augmentation surgery are uncommon. FDA approved implants are either saline-filled, which the body absorbs naturally in case of a puncture, or silicone-gel filled, which is the second generation of silicone-filled implants. In case of a punctured silicone-gel implant the silicone is made so that it remains in place even if punctured. ...Read more

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Can a type 1 diabetic safely get her breast implants?

Can a type 1 diabetic safely get her breast implants?

SAFE w preparation: The risk of surgery is no greater for breast implants in diabetic individuals as any other procedure in a diabetic patient. The same concerns such as wound healing or infection are present and should be addressed. Tight control of the diabetes as well as close peri-operative monitoring of blood sugars with management guided by your physicians, surgeons, and anesthesiologist are advised. ...Read more

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What are the risk in getting breast implants?

Like any surgery...: ...Infection, bleeding etc. Also, more specific to breast aug are: capsular contracture, displacement, asymmetry, loss of feeling, etc. ...Read more

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Is a mammogram with breast implants effective?

Yes: You will probably have to get a few extra views to visualize all breast tissue but this is not a big deal. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Foster
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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