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Can I Get Breast Implants If I Have Diabetes Type2
Get fully informed: People with diabetes of any type should consult with both an internist and a surgeon before undergoing elective surgery (such as breast augmentation). In general, they are at higher risk of some complications from the procedure like infection as well as more likely to have problems with wound healing, etc. I will share this question with doctors who care for patients with conditions like diabetes. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
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
Yes: If your diabetes is well controlled and your overall health is otherwise good, then it should be safe for you to get breast implants. I generally look at the degree of sugar control and any other extenuating factors to make this decision. If there is nothing else to complicate your surgery, then you should be good to go. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Most likely: If you are healthy, you are dissatisfied with the size of your breasts, breast augmentation is an option. Be aware that excess weight is an independent risk factor for any surgery, and that changes in weight in the future may affect the size of your breasts, but not your breast implants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i get breast implants removed with a lift and down the road get small implants if i don't like shape?
Yes: Possible for certain. The best plan for you, unknown. It is best to discuss your long term goals with a board certified plastic surgeon. There are many options, and you need to understand what each option entails. Since different doctors will offer different options, it may be worth getting several opinions. There is no substitute for an in person consultation. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Breast Aug under age: Under certain conditions such as reconstructive breast surgery to correct asymmetry or deformity, with your parents permission, or if emancipated it may be possible to have breast implants. Most important is to have a full consulation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Most will recommend that you wait until your breasts are fully developed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't keep my weight steady, i fluctuate 40 pounds up and down, does it matter if i get breast implants removed at high or low weight?
Stable Weight.: Generally, best to undergo elective breast surgery when you have achieved a long-term stable weight. Doing so will potentially increase the safety of the operation and allow you and your plastic surgeon to determine whether any additional surgery (for example breast lifting) will be beneficial at the time of breast implant removal. Avoidance of weight fluctuation will eliminate one variable... ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No absolute: There are no absolutes and breast implants can be used at nearly any age if needed including under 18 for breast deformity. However breast growth is generally not stable until 18 and use prior to this is generally not advised. Silicone implants are recommended for use in women over the age of 22. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It is perfectly fine to get breast implants if you have an implantable defibrillator. You simply need to have the defibrillator turned off during the surgery so that the cautery does not interfere with it. This can usually be done very quickly prior to the surgery; the device is then turned back on once the surgery is complete. I hope that helps! ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Pregnancy & breasts: I typically recommend patients wait for about 6 months after giving birth or stopping breastfeeding prior to having breast surgery. We want the breasts to be at a steady state so we really know what we are working with & want to be sure that any remaining milk doesn't affect the results. If surgery is done too soon & breasts cont to change, we may need to redo the surgery! No good! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
18, but...: 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 moreSee 8 more doctor answers
SAFE w preparation: The risk of surgery is no greater for breast implants in diabetic individuals as any other procedure in a diabetic patient. The same concerns such as wound healing or infection are present and should be addressed. Tight control of the diabetes as well as close peri-operative monitoring of blood sugars with management guided by your physicians, surgeons, and anesthesiologist are advised. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually not.: For most women, breast augmentation is a personal choice wherein that woman feels that her quality of life would be enhanced. It should not be done on the basis of trying to please anyone except the patient herself. She may end up pleasing her husband or partner as well, and that is okay, but that should not be the motivating factor. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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