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Can Overweight Women Get Breast Implants
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
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
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
Could female firefighters not get breast implants due to the extreme heat that they are subjected to?
They can: The heat will not melt breast implants. ...Read more
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.
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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
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
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
I want to get breast implants and buttocks implants. I need more of a woman's shape. Any suggestions?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Nothing: They will last forever.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
Unknown: See your surgeon for better explanation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
I want to get breast implants, im 20 yrs. I live in memphis, tn. About how much would it cost. ..?
Do some women with breast implants have ongoing discomfort such as aches or pain after all has healed?
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
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
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
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