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I am reading up on getting saline breast implants but I have lupus. Have had it many years. Not many flares. Is it unsafe?

I am reading up on getting saline breast implants but I have lupus. Have had it many years. Not many flares. Is it unsafe?

Lupus: Breast implants should not effect your condition, however, your condition can effect your surgery. Depending on how stable your lupus is and how you are managed may be important to insure you have the best possible result. You will need to discuss your situation with your surgeon and also the doctor who manages your lupus. ...Read more

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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Is getting breast implants safe?

Is getting breast implants safe?

Yes: As with all surgery, there are some risks with having an operation. However, breast augmentation is a very safe procedure. I recommend you see a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to discuss in more detail. ...Read more

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How can string breast implants work?

How can string breast implants work?

Not a good technique: In the past, a few surgeons have used suture material to effectively enhance cup size as an alternative to breast implants. The reason for this varied but generally had to do with the fact that the strings could increase the cup size far larger than the largest implants.

At this point, I don't know of any reputable plastic surgeon performing this technique. ...Read more

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What is the average cost of breast implants?

What is the average cost of breast implants?

In Ohio. ..: Where I practice in columbus, ohio, the cost for breast augmentation with saline implants is $4500 and silicone implants is $5300. This includes surgeon's, facility and anesthesia charges as well as the implants. ...Read more

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Do I have to wear bras if I have gotten breast implants?

Do I have to wear bras if I have gotten breast implants?

Yes: Your breasts will be heavier after implantation, they will sag sooner if you do not wear a bra. I furthermore advise patients to wear a soft sports bra at night. ...Read more

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Can having breast implants give your boobs an uplift, too?

Can having breast implants give your boobs an uplift, too?

Very Little if Any: Be careful. Breast augmentation surgery is meant to increase breast size, not lift breasts. If a woman has experienced a significant change in position of the breasts and/or position of the nipple/areola complexes, breast lifting is usually necessary. Important to make the correct diagnosis and plan the appropriate surgical procedure; otherwise, you will end up dissatisfied with the outcome. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: breast implants?

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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Is it generally no issue to do boxercise with breast implants?

Is it generally no issue to do boxercise with breast implants?

Live your life: Once patients have satisfactorily healed from having breast implant surgery, I tell them to "live their lives". If plastic surgeons put limitations on people's lifestyles after they had breast implants, patients would not get breast implants. At some point, implants rupture. Unfortunately that is the reality. But studies show they can last many years. ...Read more

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I'm considering breast implants and I would like to know the risks?

Complicated: The only was to answer this is through a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Sorry. ...Read more

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Is it worth it to get breast implants to go from 32b to a 34 b or 36b?

Doesn't alter band: Implants generally are not intended to selectively alter your band width which is a reflection of your "rib cage" aka thorax. Implants are generally intended to increase breast volume (cup size) and may incidentally increase the band width. ...Read more

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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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How safe are silicon breast implants?

How safe are silicon breast implants?

Safe: Breast implants are the most studied thing we surgically place in a body today. The institute of medicine study, and now over 400 peer reviewed studies show that silicone implants are safe. If they were not, we would not have them in the office. They are not permanent devices. Ask your local board certified plastic surgeon. They should be able to answer your questions.
http://www. Jjrothmd. Com. ...Read more

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Why do my breast implants have symmastia?

Why do my breast implants have symmastia?

Synmastia~"Uniboob": Synmastia is generally, but not always, caused by excessive dissection in the midline (sternal area, breastbone) in an attempt to create cleavage. It may occur with either over or under the muscle placement of implants. The best treatment is prevention. Once it occurs, it can be difficult to correct and may require use of other implantable materials such as acellular dermal matrix or other option ...Read more

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Can you get breast implants if you have cysts?

Can you get breast implants if you have cysts?

Yes: Benign cysts in the breasts should not prevent breast augmentation, but they should be completely evaluated before proceeding with augmentation surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel the breast implants underneath your skin?

Is it possible to feel the breast implants underneath your skin?

Absolutely: Most docs place them under muscle to reduce this risk. Sometimes there is still no muscle coverage at the bottom of the breasts and they still can be palpable, saline more palpable than silicone. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's ok to get breast implants if I have no breasts at all?

Wondering if it's ok to get breast implants if I have no breasts at all?

Sure: Many breast augmentations are done on women with essentially no breast tissue. See a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to evaluate the options in your specific case. ...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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Are silicone breast implants safe?

Yes: Silicone breast implants are proven to be safe and effective, according to the fda. ...Read more

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Can you see breast implants on x rays?

Can you see breast implants on x rays?

Yes: Both silicone and saline breast implants can be seen on a chest x-ray. ...Read more

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Can women with breast implants go rafting?

Can women with breast implants go rafting?

Of course (not day1): Certainly you can go rafting after breast augmentation as long as you are completely healed and your surgeon has lifted restrictions. This is typically 3 months following surgery but physicians may vary in their recommendations. ...Read more

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Sleeping with no bra after breast implants?

Sleeping with no bra after breast implants?

Varies by surgeon: Use of bras following breast augmentation vary by surgoen. We typically recommend a light compression bra or camisole type garment with a shelf bra. ...Read more

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Can silicone breast implants stay in for life?

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

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Do I need to replace my silicone breast implants?

Do I need to replace my silicone breast implants?

If problem exist: Breast implants, saline or silicone, only need replacing if you have a problem such as contracture or rupture. ...Read more

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Can a woman with breast implants still breastfeed?

Can a woman with breast implants still breastfeed?

Yes but be informed: It is very safe but there are some concerns that I have addressed in the video link below.
http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=fybsihrevec&sns=em
in fact it has been shown that women with silicone breast implants produce milk with less silicone than formula fed infants.
There are other concerns about capsular contracture and ptosis which are discussed in the video. ...Read more

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Can women breast feed after having breast implants?

Breast feeding: Most women are able to breast feed after implants, but that can't be guaranteed. ...Read more

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Can you still breast feed if you get breast implants?

Can you still breast feed if you get breast implants?

Depends: Remember that a small percentage of women cannot breast feed even without implants. While breast surgery does increase this risk, if you have not breast fed in the past, it is important to know that the inability to breast feed may not necessarily be due to the placement of breast implants. ...Read more

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How come women with breast implants can't breastfeed?

How come women with breast implants can't breastfeed?

No reason not to try: Some women with or without breast implants are not able to produce enough milk to exclusively breast feed. Women with breast implants can try breast feeding; the surgery may or may not change their ability to produce enough milk, so I advise all my patients that they may have to supplement. There is no scientific evidence to my knowledge that women with implants should not breastfeed. ...Read more

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Who was the first to develop silicone breast implants?

Who was the first to develop silicone breast implants?

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

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


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