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Are breast implants safe?

Are breast implants safe?

Yes: Breast augmentation with saline and silicone gel breast implants is very safe. When choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation , make sure they are board certified. A good place to look for a plastic surgeon in your area is to go to www.Plasticsurgery.Org. Information on breast augmentation, and multiple plastic surgery procedures can be found. ...Read more

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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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How safe is breast implants?

How safe is breast implants?

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 more

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What are the best breast implants?

What are the best breast implants?

Experience Counts: There are three FDA approved breast implant manufacturers in the US- Allergan, Mentor, and Sientra. All are excellent implants with a great safety record. The key to a great result is picking the right size and shape for your body type, and having a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has a practice devoted primarily to cosmetic breast surgery perform your procedure. I hope this helps ...Read more

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Who is eligible for breast implants?

Who is eligible for breast implants?

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 more

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Are there adjustable breast implants?

Are there adjustable breast implants?

Yes, many varieties: Of various types of post operatively adjustable breast implants that typically will allow size change for a limited period of time usually limited to 6 months. ...Read more

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What are breast implants made out of?

What are breast implants made out of?

Silicone elastomer: Implants currently are made of various elastomers of silicone. ...Read more

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What are high-profile breast implants?

Fit the chest: We use implant profile to help keep the implants lookign natural on a woman's chest. The higher profile allows us to choose a larger implant to get more volume without having the implant extend under a patient's armpit. ...Read more

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What are the risk in getting breast implants?

What are the risk in getting breast implants?

Like any surgery...: ...Infection, bleeding etc. Also, more specific to breast aug are: capsular contracture, displacement, asymmetry, loss of feeling, etc. ...Read more

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What is the cheapest way to get breast implants?

What is the cheapest way to get breast implants?

Go for Quality: Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure and should only be performed by a qualified surgeon. You should seek out a board certified plastic surgeon, not just someone who claims to be a "cosmetic surgeon". The cost can range from $5-10, 000. Ask to see pictures and ask a lot of questions. It is about the results, no the cost. ...Read more

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What's the age requirements for breast implants?

What's the age requirements for breast implants?

Generally 18: 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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What happens to breast implants as a woman ages?

What happens to breast implants as a woman ages?

They wear out: Like everything else, breast implants aren't permanent devices and eventually they wear out. ...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?

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?

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

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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