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Can you have a MRI with braces?

Can you have a MRI with braces?

Yes: Braces are stainless steel, a non-magnetic alloy. Will not be affected by mri. May, however cause some irregular readings. Radiologist will take that into consideration. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Mammogram (Definition)

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


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Can you have an apicoectomy with a chin implant?

Can you have an apicoectomy with a chin implant?

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 more

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If you have had a breast lift, are you happy with your results for ever?

If you have had a breast lift, are you happy with your results for ever?

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 more

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Can you still get breast augmentation with abnormal mammogram?

Can you still get breast augmentation with abnormal mammogram?

Sort it out: It is important to figure out what's going on in the breast and causing the abnormality - before having any cosmetic breast procedure. ...Read more

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Can you have surgery to get breast implants if you have wolff parkinson white?

Can you have surgery to get breast implants if you have wolff parkinson white?

Yes w clearance: Yes as long as it is stable and well controlled this is not an issue. You should inform both your cardiologist and anesthesiologist well ahead of scheduling surgery. ...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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Is it possible for a woman with knee implants to have a mammogram?

Is it possible for a woman with knee implants to have a mammogram?

Yes: A mammogram is simply an X-ray of the breast. Knee or other orthopedic devices will have no effect. ...Read more

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Can you get a dental implant if you have osteoporosis?

Can you get a dental implant if you have osteoporosis?

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 more

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Planning to have breast augmentation, do I also have to have a mastopexy?

Planning to have breast augmentation, do I also have to have a mastopexy?

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 more

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When you get a mammogram do they compare it with the previous mammogram if done elsewhere?

When you get a mammogram do they compare it with the previous mammogram if done elsewhere?

Yes: If previous mammograms from another hospital are available, a comparison is made. Occasionally, the previous mammograms are not available and the current mammogram is interpreted. Once the previous mammograms become available, the report is revised. ...Read more

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Could you get cancer again if they have a double mastectomy with reconstruction that uses their own tissue?

Could you get cancer again if they have a double mastectomy with reconstruction that uses their own tissue?

Yes: There could be residual malignant breast tissue in the chest wall or the cancer could have already spread to other organs before it was removed. ...Read more

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I have silicone breast implants. Is a mammogram just as good as an MRI to check for breast cancer?

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 more

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Can i get breast implants if I have a defibrillator?

Can i get breast implants if I have a defibrillator?

Consult your doctor: You should consult your cardiologist as well as your plastic surgeon, in order to help make your decision. ...Read more

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If you had breast implants for someone else and you are no longer with them is it a good idea to get them removed?

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 more

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Of your patients who just got a breast lift with no implants what percentage of them returned later with a request for breast implants?

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 more

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Has anyone had or heard of a genetic test you can have to see if you are at risk for breast cancer ?

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 more

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Do you always need a mastectomy when you're diagnosed with breast cancer?

Do you always need a mastectomy when you're diagnosed with breast cancer?

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 more

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If I'm planning to have breast augmentation, is it required that I also have a mastopexy?

If I'm planning to have breast augmentation, is it required that I also have a mastopexy?

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 more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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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