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What effects does pregnancy have on breast implants?

What effects does pregnancy have on breast implants?

It varies: Good afternoon! Since every woman's breasts react differently to the deluge of hormones during pregnancy, some women's breasts continue to do well after pregnancy while others may require some sort of "tweak" to give the best result. It is important to remember that studies have shown that it is safe to breast feed with implants. ...Read more

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Breast Implants (Definition)

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


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Can you nurse with breast implants? If I get breat implants and then get pregnant, will I still be able to breast feed?

Can you nurse with breast implants? If I get breat implants and then get pregnant, will I still be able to breast feed?

You can but risks?: The ability to nurse depends on whether the ductal system was interrupted or nerve supply to the nipple may have been compromised. However, that is usually rare, and in most instances, women with a straightforward breast aug particularly if performed through the crease incision, are able to nurse. The next question is: if you can, should you? That is more difficult and there is great controversy. ...Read more

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If a woman gets breastcancer and had to have her breast removed would breast implants look natural enough?

If a woman gets breastcancer and had to have her breast removed would breast implants look natural enough?

Most common approach: After mastectomy for breast cancer, breast reconstruction with implants is the most common type of approach. Typically a tissue expander is placed first to stretch the chest wall tissue to accomodate an implant later although less commonly it can be placed right away. Although a very satisfactory option, the breasts may not appear "natural". Other options involve using body tissue. ...Read more

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Are breast implants safe?

Are breast implants safe?

Yes: Breast augmentation with saline and silicone gel breast implants is very safe. When choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation, make sure they are board certified. A good place to look for a plastic surgeon in your area is to go to www. Plasticsurgery. Org. Information on breast augmentation, and multiple plastic surgery procedures can be found. ...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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What are the best breast implants?

What are the best breast implants?

Experience Counts: There are three FDA approved breast implant manufacturers in the US- Allergan, Mentor, and Sientra. All are excellent implants with a great safety record. The key to a great result is picking the right size and shape for your body type, and having a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has a practice devoted primarily to cosmetic breast surgery perform your procedure. I hope this helps ...Read more

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Who is eligible for breast implants?

Who is eligible for breast implants?

Most people: Most people could have breast augmentation, most importantly a patient needs to understand the risks and benefits. Both the patient and the doctor need to agree that it is a reasonable treatment for them. Contraindications include, and active infection, untreated breast cancer and any health issues that make surgery too risky. A patient must be both physically and mentally mature enough also. ...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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What are breast implants made out of?

What are breast implants made out of?

Silicone elastomer: Implants currently are made of various elastomers of silicone. ...Read more

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What are high-profile breast implants?

Fit the chest: We use implant profile to help keep the implants lookign natural on a woman's chest. The higher profile allows us to choose a larger implant to get more volume without having the implant extend under a patient's armpit. ...Read more

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What are the risk in getting breast implants?

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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What is the cheapest way to get breast implants?

What is the cheapest way to get breast implants?

Go for Quality: Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure and should only be performed by a qualified surgeon. You should seek out a board certified plastic surgeon, not just someone who claims to be a "cosmetic surgeon". The cost can range from $5-10, 000. Ask to see pictures and ask a lot of questions. It is about the results, no the cost. ...Read more

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What's the age requirements for breast implants?

What's the age requirements for breast implants?

Generally 18: Breast augmentation done for “cosmetic” purposes is FDA approved for patients older than 18. However, there are cases where breast surgery is done for patients under the age of 18; these patients usually present with congenital breast anomalies and/or significant breast asymmetry. Best to seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience... ...Read more

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What happens to breast implants as a woman ages?

What happens to breast implants as a woman ages?

They wear out: Like everything else, breast implants aren't permanent devices and eventually they wear out. ...Read more

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Could I have breast implants at 17?

Could I have breast implants at 17?

Generally not...: Breast augmentation done for “cosmetic” purposes is FDA approved for patients older than 18. However, there are cases where breast surgery is done for patients under the age of 18; these patients usually present with congenital breast anomalies and/or significant breast asymmetry. Best to seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience... ...Read more

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What are negative effects of having breast implants?

Implants issues: Breast implants are the best surgical solution we have for achieving breast enhancement or augmentation; however, they are not "living tissue" and therefore, as any medical device, they have a "shelf life" and will all "wear out" with time. Saline implants typically last about 10 years, while most silicone gel implants last about 20 years. They all have to be changed out in time when they rupture. ...Read more

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What are some banks that offer loans for breast implants?

What are some banks that offer loans for breast implants?

Many options: There are many options for financing breast implants and many are outside the typical bank setting. This includes taking out a line of credit on any existing equity you may have. Currently carecredit is one of the largest but I believe chase offers another plan. Myfreeimplants. Com offers a unique way to build credit as well. Find a plastic surgeon first and then ask for their financing options. ...Read more

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Are saline breast implants safe?

Seek Consultation: Good question, but not enough space here. Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss your goals. Learn about the pros/cons/risks/complications associated with breast augmentation surgery in order to make an informed decision. Understand, that breast augmentation surgery will almost certainly guarantee you additional breast surgery in the future. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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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