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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. ...Read more

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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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 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... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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... ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What do you think about appearance of women in photos after getting breast implants?

Varies....: Breast implants can be placed to enhance a woman's natural breasts or to "take over the scene." they do not always need to be huge and noticeable. Some women after having them placed still look quite natural. Others want them really large.

What one woman desires another may find in poor taste; that is the nature of different people. ...Read more

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If they are doing fat transfer to the breasts why do people still get breast implants?

If they are doing fat transfer to the breasts why do people still get breast implants?

Fat graft for breast: Enlargement has not been proven to be safe long term. For reconstruction or for other contour deformities or in other areas of the body, fat grafting is excellent, but has limitations. For example, about half to 2/3 of transferred fat dies, leaving scars and/or calcifications, which could delay or misdiagnose breast cancer. Implants are still the best, safest, and proven ways to enlarge breasts! ...Read more

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Where can I find more information about male to female breast implants before and after?

Where can I find more information about male to female breast implants before and after?

See Plastic surgeon: Contact your local plastic/cosmetic surgeon for a consult and s/he will be able to assess what would be appropriate and also show you some before and after photos. ...Read more

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How long should you have to wait until you can get breast implants, after having a baby?

Till done nursing...: And until breast size has stabilized, as breasts often "deflate" after pregnancy and nursing. ...Read more

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Do you need surgery only once if you get breast implants? What happens to them as you age?

Do you need surgery only once if you get breast implants? What happens to them as you age?

Variable: Some women have a single breast augmentation surgery and things age reasonably naturally. A significant number of women are unhappy with the way their breasts sag over time, especially with the weight of implants. If this occurs, surgery would be required to reposition the breasts and implants higher on the chest wall, with or without removing or changing the implants. ...Read more

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I want to get breast implants, im 20 yrs. I live in memphis, tn. About how much would it cost. ..?

I want to get breast implants, im 20 yrs. I live in memphis, tn. About how much would it cost. ..?

Price depends: The cost for breast augmentation will vary depending on geographic location, type of implant, and type of anesthesia. The national average is $5, 975. In my practice most patients spend $5, 000 for a silicone breast augmentation under general anesthesia as an outpatient. ...Read more

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Do some women with breast implants have ongoing discomfort such as aches or pain after all has healed?

Yes: Chronic pain or discomfort after breast augmentation or reconstruction with implants may be possible, and it's possible with any surgery. But it is not usual. ...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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Can I get breast implants removed with a lift and down the road get small implants if I don't like shape?

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 more

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If a woman gets breastcancer and had to have her breast removed would breast implants look natural enough?

If a woman gets breastcancer and had to have her breast removed would breast implants look natural enough?

Most common approach: After mastectomy for breast cancer, breast reconstruction with implants is the most common type of approach. Typically a tissue expander is placed first to stretch the chest wall tissue to accomodate an implant later although less commonly it can be placed right away. Although a very satisfactory option, the breasts may not appear "natural". Other options involve using body tissue. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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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


Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

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