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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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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...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?

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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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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Can it be possible for women with breast implants to breast feed?

Can it be possible for women with breast implants to breast feed?

Yes: Breast implants should not affect breastfeeding, although there is some thought that the size of the implant may impact volume of milk produced. ...Read more

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After breast implants why can some women breastfeed and others not?

Same as before : About 54% of women without implants have difficulty breastfeeding; in women who have breast implants, about 50% have difficulty breastfeeding. So if you have implants, you improve your likelihood of being able to successfully breast feed--right? Actually, no; these statistics simply mean there is no significant difference in ability to breastfeed in women with and without implants. No bad effect! ...Read more

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If a woman underwent a double mastectomy, could she get breast implants?

If a woman underwent a double mastectomy, could she get breast implants?

Yes yes yes: That is a good option. Depending on the indication for the double mastectomy, the emotional and medical issues, the breast implants, aka reconstruction, can take a back seat. Which means, sometimes it is overwhelming to process all the changes and decisions. Good news is the implants can be done when you are ready. Take a friend with you. Be well. ...Read more

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What happens when a women have breast implants silicone and then she's having a baby years later?

What happens when a women have breast implants silicone and then she's having a baby years later?

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

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I want to get breast implants and buttocks implants. I need more of a woman's shape. Any suggestions?

I want to get breast implants and buttocks implants. I need more of a woman's shape.  Any suggestions?

Many Resources.: I would suggest starting with the american society of plastic surgery and/or the aesthetic society of plastic surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.? then, i would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices  concentrate him on aesthetic surgery. Ask  to see lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures. ...Read more

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What type/placement of breast implants works best for a woman who lifts weights and has a muscular chest?

What type/placement of breast implants works best for a woman who lifts weights and has a muscular chest?

Sub mammary silicone: More likely to consider a sub mammary silicone gel or cohesive gel implant as the strong pectoralis major muscles will deform the implant if placed sub muscularly in a weight lifter with muscular chest. If breast feeding currently then allow breast to settle for a few months before contemplating breast augmentation. ...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


Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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