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Can Overweight Women Get Breast Implants
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. ...Read moreSee 9 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
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
Depends on fullness: If you have enough fullness. F you don't, you may want to get a breast augmentation either with implants or your natural fat. It also depends on your medicl history. Please see this website for more information on natural breast augmentations. Fattransferbreastaug.Com. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Dense nodular breast are very common, and do not complicate breast augmentation surgery, especially when the breast implants are placed behind the muscle. Dense breast tissue does make it harder to survey for breast cancer, so getting a mammogram/ultrasound before breast augmentation may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can women develop breast, ovarian or uterine cancers if they don't become pregnant in their lifetimes?
Yes: Yes. Typically a bag will be put in under the muscle at the time of the breast removal (mastectomy) and then salt water put into the breast every week until you get to the size you want. Then the bag (expander) is taken out and a saline or silicone implant is put in. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Don't know: I am also a molecular geneticist. As far as my knowledge goes, we still do not know how cancer develops in most cases. But we have made significant progresses. We now know the interaction between genetic factors and environmental factors is the major cause. For example, certain gene mutations can increase the risk of breast cancer, such as brac, p53, pten, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Lactation tissue: Lactational tissue is responsible for milk production, not the amount of fatty tissue. Hormonal stimulation to this tissue results in milk. ...Read more
Yes: But it depends on multiple variables like family history, genetics (brca gene), environment (cigarettes, alcohol), diet, etc. Please see this link for a more thorough explanation, and then you should discuss this with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328/dsection=risk-factors. ...Read more
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