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Breast Implants And Lupus
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
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
Any connection to getting breast implants and then developing lupus or fibromyalgia at some point afterwards? Are implants a known cause of either?
Breast implant/lupus: None after years of medical published studies with excellent documentation. This is an antidotal relationship... ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Complicated: The only was to answer this is through a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Sorry. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Breast feeding: Most women are able to breast feed after implants, but that can't be guaranteed. ...Read more
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
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
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