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Can you see breast implants on x rays?

Can you see breast implants on x rays?

Yes: Both silicone and saline breast implants can be seen on a chest x-ray. ...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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What can they see on mammogram if I have breast implants?

What can they see on mammogram if I have breast implants?

Most everything: Implants are known not to affect mammograms for the most part, particularly if they are placed under muscle. However moving the implant from the x-ray field is needed to view every quadrant of breast tissue, which can occasionally be difficult for the radiology technologist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have a ex ray 1 week after having breast implants in?

Is it ok to have a ex ray 1 week after having breast implants in?

Yes!: X-rays are definitely safe for breast implants. Mris and cts are used frequently with difficulty. The only thing that can be an issue is a tissue expander (metal port) when a MRI is necessary. I would be careful with compression views as this can move the implant and disrupt planes created only one week after surgery. ...Read more

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Can u get a chest ex ray after having breast implants in say 3 weeks later?

Can u get a chest ex ray after having breast implants in say 3 weeks later?

If Necessary…: Yes, medically necessary imaging can be done 3 weeks after breast augmentation surgery. However, care must be taken to avoid pressure upon the relatively fresh surgical site. Also, avoid positions such as a prone position early out of surgery. ...Read more

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Had breast implants feb 2013. Am a cardio tech student will be taking ekgs of each other. Can u see that I have implants on ekg? Should I tell them?

Had breast implants feb 2013. Am a cardio tech student will be taking ekgs of each other. Can u see that I have implants on ekg? Should I tell them?

No leads on breasts: When performing an ekg, no leads go directly on the breast. Whoever is putting on your leads might notice your implants. ...Read more

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How often do replace breast implants?

How often do replace breast implants?

When needed: People have heard that you need to change the implants every 10 years. In reality, you only need to change the implants if there is a problem. On average, about 1 in 5 women will have a second surgery on their breast implants within 10 years, whether saline or silicone. Silicone do last longer. ...Read more

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Will insurance cover breast implants?

Will insurance cover breast implants?

Sometimes: If the implants are being use to correct a deformity such as after breast cancer then yes. For cosmetic purposes no. ...Read more

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What does hardening of breast implants mean?

What does hardening of breast implants mean?

Many possible causes: It may be caused by a variety of different reasons that will vary by timing after surgery. Soon after surgery could mean a hematoma or seroma or muscle spasm. Delayed causes likely relate to capsular contracture or possible inflammation. ...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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What different size breast implants are out there?

Breast implants: Breast implants come in a variety if sizes. They can even be custom ordered to be larger than the usual available sizes. There are silicone and saline implants. The implants can be low, moderate, or high in profile- which determines the amount of projection. There are now anatomical cohesive gel implants that are also available to the general public. ...Read more

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My breast implants made me too big, what can I do?

My breast implants made me too big, what can I do?

Exchange: You could have your implants exchanged for a smaller size. ...Read more

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What bra should I wear after having breast implants?

Ask Surgeon: In many practices, patients will have bras placed for them after the surgical procedure is performed. Otherwise, your plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to types of bras etc. Timing to switch to underwire bras etc. Will also be discussed. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will I be able to swap breast implants for smaller ones?

Yes: Breast implant replacement can be done to achieve smaller breast using smaller implants, internal implant pocket work may need to be done to reduce the size otherwise known as capsulorrhaphy. If the skin is loose or sagging then a breastlift may need to be done as well. ...Read more

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Is it true that breast implants feel like rocks after 30 years?

Is it true that breast implants feel like rocks after 30 years?

No: Breast implants develop scar tissue around them within days after the initial augmentation surgery. When scarring unpredictably becomes severe, the breasts can become firm, malpositioned, misshapened, and even painful. This is called capsular contracture, and it doesn't necessarily happen in 30 years or even ever. But if it happens, another surgery would be required to correct the problem. ...Read more

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It's okay to use binders after receiving breast implants right?

It's okay to use binders after receiving breast implants right?

Yes but ask: Generally it is ok to use binders but I would first ask your surgeon. It is possible for the binders to cause damage to the surgical result and that is why you must ask your surgeon first. If they performed an inferior capsulorrhaphy and you use an upper pole binder, you could rupture the repair. ...Read more

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Please advise what is your view on breast implants? Good or bad?

Please advise what is your view on breast implants? Good or bad?

Good, but can be bad: Millions of women have undergone breast augmentation since the 1960s. I see good and bad results in my practice, and every plastic surgeon has created good and bad results. Overall, I feel that if the majority of patients were not happy and healthy after surgery I would not be doing the procedure. Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What's the best type of breast implants and the best way to have them put in?

What's the best type of breast implants and the best way to have them put in?

Not a plastic surg: But many of my patients have had implants. Based upon my non-scientific sample submuscular saline implants placed through either periareolar or inframammary incisions yield excellent aesthetic results and few problems. 1 pt has had them for 27 years with no issues. Others in 5-10 year range. No problems with mammograms or breast feeding. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What is something you feel someone should know before getting breast implants?

What is something you feel someone should know before getting breast implants?

Review the pros, cons: Please review the fda.Gov website regarding breast implants. Getting implants for reconstruction or cosmetic is a very serious decision.
There is now a rare lymphoma (cancer) associated with implants. Mri's of implants are necessary every 2-3 years to check for silent rupture. Implants eventually need to be replaced perhaps every 10+yrs or sooner.
You don't see too many men w/silicone penises. ...Read more

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Why wasn't I told in my 30s the hassle of having breast implants later in life?

Many reasons: There is strong motivation to get breast implants and many patients don't want to hear the negatives. There is a good monetary pay out to the surgeon, who might slant the conversation in favor of surgery. If you are having hassles with the implants after a number of years, you should see a breast surgeon as the implants can rupture, encapsulate and get hard, migrate or become unshapely. ...Read more

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I'm 66 & got breast implants in '04. There is hardness now. Should I be concerned?

Yes.: Best to be examined by your plastic surgeon. This examination may reveal capsular contraction: thickening of the capsule tissue around the breast implant. There may also be a leak of these silicone breast implant.
Depending on physical examination findings, additional surgery may be necessary.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could I have breast implants at 17?

Could I have breast implants at 17?

Generally not...: 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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How safe are silicon breast implants?

Safe: Breast implants are the most studied thing we surgically place in a body today. The institute of medicine study, and now over 400 peer reviewed studies show that silicone implants are safe. If they were not, we would not have them in the office. They are not permanent devices. Ask your local board certified plastic surgeon. They should be able to answer your questions.
http://www. Jjrothmd. Com. ...Read more

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Can I exchange my breast implants size?

Can I exchange my breast implants size?

Yes: The short answer is yes. However, if you go smaller in size, there may be excess skin that would need to be addressed. This may involve additional incisions. It's best to discuss this with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Why do my breast implants have symmastia?

Why do my breast implants have symmastia?

Synmastia~"Uniboob": Synmastia is generally, but not always, caused by excessive dissection in the midline (sternal area, breastbone) in an attempt to create cleavage. It may occur with either over or under the muscle placement of implants. The best treatment is prevention. Once it occurs, it can be difficult to correct and may require use of other implantable materials such as acellular dermal matrix or other option ...Read more

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Is it safe to exercise with breast implants?

Of course: Surgeons will vary in their recommendations and there willbe some difference based in tech issues and implant location. Typically many exercises are permitted by 3 weeks with unrestricted activity by 3 months. However under the muscle implants may be distorted by certain exercises and you may want to avoid these. For a description, see the video below:
http://youtu. Be/ukljd3dqk3u. ...Read more

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Do breast implants affect mammogram results?

Yes: While there are special techniques to try and visualize as much of the breast tissue as possible, implants do partially obstruct full evaluation of the breast. This is particularly true when the implants are placed above the pectoralis muscle; it is always best to place these behind the muscle. ...Read more

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Reliable and safe Brazilian breast implants?

Approved in the US: The fda has recently approved silimed implants (manufactured in brazil) to be distributed in the us by sientra. The fda has found these to be reliable and safe. Mentor and allergan are the other main implant companies in the us. Mentor manufactures their implants in the us. ...Read more

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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

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Is a mammogram with breast implants effective?

Yes: You will probably have to get a few extra views to visualize all breast tissue but this is not a big deal. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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