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Breast Implants 550cc Silicone
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 ...Read more
Possible not probabl: While I have removed intact implants that have been in for over 35 years, it is unlikely that at your age (29), current implants with last for your percieved life span. Therefore, while it is possible, it is more likely that you will require removal and replacement for a variety of different reasons including rupture but not limited to size change or scarring or shape change with aging. ...Read more
Dow Corning + Cronin: Dow corning corporation (no longer in existence) is attributed with producing the first widely available silicone breast implants as well as silicone for other medical devices under the clinical guidance of dr. S cronin and gerow in 1961. A loosely based entertaining story on the history starred david shwimmer and is called "breast men ". ...Read more
18: Try waiting to 20 if you can. ...Read more
NO LOGICAL REASON: Other than administrative bureaucrats making this decision. I have had the same question when 21 years seems to be the age of consent for all other adult behaviors. It appears that the fda wants to give adult women one more year to think about it. There is no logical reason for this arbitrary cutoff. ...Read more
Breast Changes: How a woman's breasts change (with or without previous breast augmentation) during and after pregnancy varies greatly. Most women will experience a decrease in breast size (involutional hypoplasia) and some degree of breast “droop". Generally, the breast implants remain unchanged. Sometimes, patients benefit from “revisionary” breast surgery after pregnancy. Most are able to breast-feed. ...Read more
What to do if I am getting breast implants in three weeks I don't know what to get silicone or saline.?
Pros and Cons:
Both are acceptable. For silicone:
PROS: Less of an edge, so harder to "feel" them when touching breast; no rippling; lighter; "more natural" contour (slopes down at top) -- this varies
CONS: Require slightly larger incision, not size-adjustable, cost more (about $1000 depending on brand/size/type), requires MRIs in future for breast screening instead of mammograms.
IF YOU ARE NOT SURE -- WAIT! ...Read more
This is a long and detailed discussion. While these implants are relatively safe, all surgery carries risksyou may also want to review the fda position statement on this subject: http://www. Fda. Gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/breastimplants/default. Htm
the benefits are the improvement in self-esteem and self-confidence that you will feel with your new figure. ...Read more
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 been given the information by signing the consent form. ...Read more
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 position statement on this subject: http://www. Fda. Gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/breastimplants/default. Htm
although saline implants are perceived to have less risks they differ for medical/cosmetic concern. ...Read more
Breast Implant feel: Silicone gel implants integrate better with breast tissue and feel more natural and softer. Saline implants are filled with salt water and are not as soft. This is more noticeable in patients with thinner tissues. Occasionally patients with saline implants also can feel a "slosh" from fluid "movement" within the implant shell; however, this is rare. ...Read more
Both/ neither: While both are "effective" at making your breasts larger, silicone implants are far superior to saline in a number of ways. The pain involved is mostly related to whether the implants are placed in front of the muscle or behind the muscle. If using silicone, because of the natural feel and lack of ripples, it is possible to place the implant in from of the muscle, so less painful! ...Read more
Saline vs Silicone: Right now, both are considered safe by the FDA. Know that BOTH saline and implants have an outer silicone shell. Both have similar risk of capsular contracture, infection and scarring. Silicone implants feel more like real breasts. However, when placed behind the pectoralis muscle, it's difficult to tell the difference. In-depth Plastic Surgery consultation is recommended to find out what's best ...Read more
What to do if I want to get breast implants, probably silicone under the muscle. How strong are they?
No evidence: There is no evidence that shows that breast feeding a child when you have silicone implants in place, will cause any problems whatsoever to your child. This is an incredibly common procedure world-wide and you should not be concerned about this as a problem. You should discuss other more common potential problems with your plastic surgeon prior to having this procedure done. ...Read more
Dr. Went with 700cc silicone breast implants because of my torso size. Still unhappy. Want to go w/ 800 saline. How much of a difference will it make?
Little: It increases the volume very little; you need to talk to your plastic surgeon to decide what is the optimal outcome you seek. ...Read more
Why are silicone breast implants back on the market? I remember when silicone breast implants were taken off the market back in the 1990s. It surprised me when I learned that silicone is once again being used in implants. Is the silicone used now differen
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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I have breast implants (silicone gel) for 10 years now and I feel something similar to air bubbles on both my breasts. Is there something to worry about?
Sometimes: This is not likely due to air bubbles, but may be a sign that the pocket around the implants is tightening. It may be something that can be safely ignored, but if it is bothering you, it can be fixed. If it is something to worry about, it can be brought to a quick resolution with a quick check-up with your plastic surgeon, or any board certified plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more
Will silicone implants used in a cheek augmentation provide a better shape than other options? I'm considering using silicone implants for my cheek augmentation, are they made from the same material as breast implants, or are they more durable? .
I had 30 yr old ruptured silicone breast implants removed (under muscle) December 2016 and they did not repair the muscle so will the muscle heal?
Had silicone breast implants 5 months ago, and now my liver enzymes are elevated does this have anything to do with the surgery?
Liver Enzymes: The liver is the chemical processing plant of your body. Whenever you consume alcohol or certain substances the liver enzymes can become elevated. Other causes may be infections, gallstones, or other issues. See your primary care doctor to begin you investigation. Implants are unlikely to be the cause. ...Read more