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Dr. Joseph Mele Dr. Mele
Surgery - Plastics
28 years in practice
UC Davis School of Medicine
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CAN I get breast implants being overweight?

CAN I get breast implants being overweight?

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.

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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. Ram Kalus Dr. Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
35 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Why do women get breast implants? Is it a man reason in general?

Why do women get breast implants? Is it a man reason in general?

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.

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Dr. Kenneth Bemudez Dr. Bemudez
Surgery - Plastics
25 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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Can I get a fat transfer instead of breast implants? I have a common concern to so many women: my butt is too big, and my breasts are too small. Can I have a fat transfer performed to remove fat from the lower half of my body and use it to make my breasts

Can I get a fat transfer instead of breast implants? I have a common concern to so many women: my butt is too big, and my breasts are too small. Can I have a fat transfer performed to remove fat from the lower half of my body and use it to make my breasts

Fat transfer breasts: Yes, you can get fat transferred to your breasts. Check out a detailed answer on this link http://www. Plasticsurgery-sf. Com/blog/category/fat-grafting/ dr khouri in miami is a pioneer. I would refer you to him if you are seriously interested. All the best, dr b.

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Dr. Barry Handler Dr. Handler
Surgery - Plastics
28 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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How old is too old for a woman to get breast implants?

Age is relative: The decision to get breast implants in a personal one and age is seldom a factor. Before making the decision a woman should be fully informed and generallly in good enough health for the operation. Being fully informed means understanding the risks of the initial procedire and that down the road chances are additional surgery will be required.

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Dr. Tracy Berg Dr. Berg
Surgery
28 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Tom Pousti Dr. Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2017 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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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.

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Dr. Tom Pousti Dr. Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2017 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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What to do if I am full crossdressers most weekends but don't want theropy or that but can a male get female breast implants and still b a man?

What to do if I am full crossdressers most weekends but don't want theropy or that but can a male get female breast implants and still b a man?

Yes...: I have had the opportunity to work with several men interested in breast implants (to feminize the chest wall). This is a different situation from trans gender patients in transition and from men who are looking to augment their chest walls (pectoralis implants). This subset of patients is somewhat uncommon; very important to understand patient motivation clearly and to advise carefully...

Dr. Devon Webster Dr. Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
18 years in practice
Stanford University School of Medicine
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Can women who have breast implants get breast screening?

Can women who have breast implants get breast screening?

Yes, but...: Women with implants can have mammograms, but they are often less helpful because the implants obstruct some of the breast tissue we need to see. Depending on the size of the implants and the patient's risk for breast cancer, a breast MRI might be ordered to view all the breast tissue more thoroughly.

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Dr. Alex Lechtman Dr. Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics
26 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Do a lot of women with small nipples get breast implants?

Do a lot of women with small nipples get breast implants?

Yes?: If your question is can women with small nipples get implants, then yes they can. There are other options for getting the implants in.

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Removal of breast implants needed in all women?

Removal of breast implants needed in all women?

Not necessarily: With the current state of the art, implants may fail over your lifetime but that also means they may not. If ruptured or if other complications develop, you will certainly want to remove/replace the implants when problems occur. However, in the absence of complications there is no need to remove them. In the future, fat transfer may offer a longer term solution.

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle Dr. Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
18 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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Dr. Tom Pousti Dr. Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
2017 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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At what age is it safe to get breast implants?

At what age is it safe to get breast implants?

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...

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Dr. Barry Press Dr. Press
Surgery - Plastics
40 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Sean Wright Dr. Wright
Surgery - Plastics
17 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Can someone with no breasts get breast implants?

Can someone with no breasts get breast implants?

Yes.: The first step is to see a plastic surgeon for a consultation. During a typical consult. I will discuss all the options and together we will determine a size that is right for you.

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Can a type 1 diabetic safely get her breast implants?

Can a type 1 diabetic safely get her breast implants?

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.

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Dr. Bryan McIntosh Dr. McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
15 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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How is a mammogram done for a woman with breast implants?

How is a mammogram done for a woman with breast implants?

Same: Mammograms are performed the same for women with or without breast implants. However, breast implants may require additional views and/or MRI of the breasts for a complete evaluation.

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Dr. Jason Lichten Dr. Lichten
Surgery - Plastics
19 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Is it ok to have a mammogram 4 days before I get a breast implants in?

Is it ok to have a mammogram 4 days before I get a breast implants in?

Yes: If you are due to have a screening mammogram or are between the ages of 35 and 40 and have never had a mammogram, I encourage all my patients to get their mammograms before having breast augmentation done, even 4 days before. That's why we do screening tests.

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Dr. Barry Press Dr. Press
Surgery - Plastics
40 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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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.

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Implant (Definition)

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