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Can You Have A Mammogram With Implants
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
Yes, but...: It depends on the material of the chin implant (silicone vs. plastic) and the position of the chin implant on the bony chin. Usually the implant is positioned well below the roots of the lower front teeth, and if this is the case, there should be no problem. A lateral cephalogram would reveal this. This is another consideration for undergoing a sliding genioplasty, or chin osteotomy, instead. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Very often: Most women are extremely satisfied with the results from their breast lift surgery assuming everything went well. Breasts will continue to age however, and you cannot stop time and gravity. Many women will find that they may want further enhancement down the road. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Depends: It really depends on the integrity of the bone in the mandible and maxilla which has to be assessed by ct scanning. It is possible to have osteoporosis in some areas of the body, but have good bone structure in the jaw to allow an implant to be performed. ...Read moreSee 15 more doctor answers
Have to? No... But.: If you are choosing to have breast augmentation because your breasts have "deflated" after child-bearing and breast feeding, AND there is a lot of drooping, it may be a good idea. Breast augmentation puts a saline or silicone filled balloon under your breast or muscle. If you have a lot of drooping, that balloon will droop down too!!! A mastopexy lifts the breast up to a more youthful position. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you get cancer again if they have a double mastectomy with reconstruction that uses their own tissue?
I have silicone breast implants. Is a mammogram just as good as an MRI to check for breast cancer?
Start with mammogram: Mri may be used in the detection of leaks in persons with silicone breast implants; however, mammogram is the place to start for screening for breast ca. If indicated, the radiologist or breast specialist may then order additional tests such as ultrasound or mri. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
If you had breast implants for someone else and you are no longer with them is it a good idea to get them removed?
Aim to please?: Having breast implants for reasons other than your own desire to have them is problematic for just this reason. If you don't want them, then have them removed and be able in the future to "just say no" to requests to alter your body image for someone else. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Of your patients who just got a breast lift with no implants what percentage of them returned later with a request for breast implants?
Very few.: Since I do lifts plus implants as one operation it makes the most sense (and cost savings, least time off work, least risks) to make this decision carefully before surgery. Most women know how big or small they want to be; the variable is that some plastic surgeons remove more tissue in doing their lifts. Typically, i remove no more than 30-40gms of skin per side. Careful analysis=good outcome. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Has anyone had or heard of a genetic test you can have to see if you are at risk for breast cancer ?
BrCA 1 and 2: We can test forcertaintypes of hereditary breast cancer caused by the brca genes 1 and 2. There is also a test for lynch syndrome that causes increased risk of polyposis colorectal cancer, breast, and uterine cancer. Tests are available for li fraumeni which is very rare. We think that more (and cheaper) genetic testing will be available in the next several years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you need to have a pelvis ultrasound done (inside and out), and you are in the 2ww period, would that possibly interfere with implantation?
No: The exam can answer questions that your symptoms have raised to your doctor, not affecting your ability to conceive ...Read more
No,Lumpectomy option: For early-stage breast cancer nowadays breast conservation is a very reasonable option. It typically involves wide local excision of the breast cancer, called the lumpectomy, sampling of the lymph nodes and radiation treatments to sterilize the rest of the unremoved breasts. Chemotherapy or hormonal therapy may be needed depending on the stage of the disease. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Does cash price of a brain MRI changes if I have a dbs implant? I heard a special procedure need to be followed for patients with such pacemakers.
Depends…: Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you would be pleased with. What type of breast operation will best achieve your goals will depend largely on your physical examination and personal goals. If you are presenting with breasts that are sitting low on your chest wall, mastopexy surgery may be indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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