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Can my breast implants leak fluid into my milk?

Can my breast implants leak fluid into my milk?

No: This is highly unlikely. The implant would first have to rupture, then leak, and the contents then would have to enter the milk ducts. ...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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Is there anyway to make your breast implants from leaking or rupturing?

Is there anyway to make your breast implants from leaking or rupturing?

Everything fails: Any man made product will eventually wear out, break or stop working. Implants are no exception - when they get old, the shell becomes more brittle, and more likely to tear. Whatever is inside (saline or silicone) can then leak out. So, implants are not "lifetime devices". They have to be replaced at some point in the future. ...Read more

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If you were to have silicon breast implants and they started leaking how fast would you need to have them removed?

If you were to have silicon breast implants and they started leaking how fast would you need to have them removed?

Sooner than later: While not an emergency, they should be removed when you are fit enough to do so. Call your local board certified plastic surgeon. They will guide you through this. ...Read more

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How fast I have to removed my leaked silicon implant cause am breast feeding and does silicon go with milk to my baby ?

Not that easy: I would need more information to make a recommendation. How old are your implants? How extensive is the rupture? Is the implant over or under the muscle? Many of these will influence the recommendations to be made, . It is possible for the silicone to leak into the breast milk but the truth is that the conpsequences of this are likely to be few, if any. Formula has 400 x the silicone of breast milk. ...Read more

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My doctor told me not to breast fed from my leaked silicon implant in my left breast why ? Is silicon interfer with milk and go to my 8 month baby?

My doctor told me not to breast fed from my leaked silicon implant in my left breast why ? Is silicon interfer with milk and go to my 8 month baby?

Remove ruptured : It is recommended by the fda that ruptured implants be removed. Free silicone may be contained in the capsule or scar tissue around the implant, or if it gets out your body will wall it off as a lump or granuloma making it more difficult to remove with more loss of tissue. Insurance usually pays for removal of defective implants and see if the implants are warrantied by the manufacturer. ...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?

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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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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