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Do Breast Implants Impair Nursing
Yes but be informed: It is very safe but there are some concerns that I have addressed in the video link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fybsihrevec;sns=em in fact it has been shown that women with silicone breast implants produce milk with less silicone than formula fed infants. There are other concerns about capsular contracture and ptosis which are discussed in the video. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No: Women with breast implants are encouraged to breast feed just as any other woman and most do so without a problem. Some women may experience difficulty with breast feeding for various other reasons. Although typically breast gland function is minimally affected by implant surgery, there can occasionally be scarring which may lead to added difficulty with breast feeding. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Breast feeding: It is entirely possible to breast feed normally after breast implants. There are some women that have difficulty with breast feeding whether they have had implants or not. There is no way to know if it was the implants that caused the problem. If I have a patient who is concerned about the future possibility of breast feeding, we spend time discussing this concern and then make the decision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No reason not to try: Some women with or without breast implants are not able to produce enough milk to exclusively breast feed. Women with breast implants can try breast feeding; the surgery may or may not change their ability to produce enough milk, so i advise all my patients that they may have to supplement. There is no scientific evidence to my knowledge that women with implants should not breastfeed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
How will an areola reduction affect my ability to breast feed? Will an areola reduction surgery affect my ability to breast feed if i decide to have children?
Possibly.: Depending on exactly what type of procedure is performed ( best discussed with your plastic surgeon), some patients are not able to breast-feed after any type of breast surgery that involves incisions around the areola. Again, best to check with your plastic surgeon for more specific advice/predictions. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Implant Weight: Depends of how fibrous the breast tissue in question is. In general, breast tissue is mostly fat tissue. Fat in general is less dense and will float when placed in water. Saline breast implants are mainly salt water. A gallon of fat will have an approximate weight of 7.39 lbs, a gallon of salt water will have a weight of 8.35 lbs and a gallon of silicone will have an approximate weight of 19 lb. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes for short while: Yes it is not uncommon to have lumpy and painful breasts for several days or longer, especially after abrupt weaning.It may be prevented by slow weaning. ...Read more
Exercise: any exercises (such as bench presses and flys) that strengthen the pectoralis muscles (the large muscles underlying the breast) may help the shape and firmness of the breast ...Read more
Yes: Breast implants, either saline or silicone, can obscure mammogram images, decreasing the ability of mammograms to reveal breast cancer. Still, studies show that mammograms are an effective way to screen for breast cancer in women with breast implants. If you have breast implants, you can take steps to make your mammogram more successful, such as: Find a facility that sees many women with breast implants. Ask your doctor for a referral to a clinic where radiologists have experience performing and reading mammograms of women with breast implants. , Speak up about your breast implants at your appointment. , If you have noted changes in your breast or if you have concerns, tell your doctor promptly. . There's a slight risk that your breast implants may rupture during a mammogram. But the benefits of mammography in the early detection of breast cancer outweigh this risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breast augmentation? How does breast augmentation work and is it real expensive?
Would breast augmentation be better than implants because its more natural?
Cost 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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Breasts post nursing: A woman's breast becomes larger with nursing and will become relatively smaller after stopping nursing. The breast will likely be slight larger than before you nurses but similar size. ...Read more
Drooping Boobs: The effects of gravity will always be working against women (and men as well). The larger the implant or breast the more sagging a women is likely to encounter. Over time, the implants may thin the tissues and cause more sagging. It can occur so much so that a breast lift (mastopexy) may be needed to improve the breast shape. Try to pick smaller implants to lessen the amount of droop. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Safety of implants: Breast implants are very safe. Complications from breast augmentation surgery are uncommon. FDA approved implants are either saline-filled, which the body absorbs naturally in case of a puncture, or silicone-gel filled, which is the second generation of silicone-filled implants. In case of a punctured silicone-gel implant the silicone is made so that it remains in place even if punctured. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Most people: Most people could have breast augmentation, most importantly a patient needs to understand the risks and benefits. Both the patient and the doctor need to agree that it is a reasonable treatment for them. Contraindications include, and active infection, untreated breast cancer and any health issues that make surgery too risky. A patient must be both physically and mentally mature enough also. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spotting only: Normally, there is very little bleeding and bruising after breast implants. Some spotting on the bandages or bra may occur for the first 24 hours. If you are having more bleeding than that, call your Plastic Surgeon to be certain that all is well. If bleeding occurs inside it will enlarge the side with bleeding and hurt a lot more on that side. This too should be addressed by your Plastic Surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perhaps, not usually: The density of silicone implants is very close to breast tissue as it approximates the density of water. However this is not typically the case as most breast mass is a combination of tissue/gland (more dense than silicone) and fat which is less dense than silicone. ...Read more
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