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Do women sometimes gain weight after breast augmentation?

Do women sometimes gain weight after breast augmentation?

Breast Implant Info: Initially you will retain some fluid and swelling from the surgery. Once this has subsided you should be close to your original weight unless your diet and exercise patterns change significantly. ...Read more

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Breast Augmentation (Definition)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and ...Read more


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Just curious could a woman undergo a breast augmentation too, to maintain her womanly features, after the mastectomy?

Just curious could a woman undergo a breast augmentation too, to maintain her womanly features, after the mastectomy?

Absolutely!: Reconstruction after mastectomy is possible. It can be at the time of the mastectomy (immediate) or months/years after the mastectomy (delayed). Speak with your breast surgeon and ask to meet with a plastic surgeon to discuss options. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous for me to under go a rhinoplasty and breast augmentation at the same time if I'm under weight? Is the pain recovery quite tolerable?

Is it dangerous for me to under go a rhinoplasty and breast augmentation at the same time if I'm under weight? Is the pain recovery quite tolerable?

Cosmetic surgery: It is not unheard of to undergo multiple procedures on the same setting. Be sure your surgeon is board certified with expertise in these procedures. ...Read more

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Would implants be placed under the muscle during breast augmentation because of my career or lifestyle? I am a female bodybuilder and have lost much of the mass of my breasts. I would like to increase my bust size through breast augmentation, but am conce

Would implants be placed under the muscle during breast augmentation because of my career or lifestyle? I am a female bodybuilder and have lost much of the mass of my breasts. I would like to increase my bust size through breast augmentation, but am conce

Varies.: You will receive many different opinions about optimal placement of breast implants. In my opinion, sub muscular (dual plane) placement offers many advantages compared to the sub glandular position. The disadvantage of sub muscular positioning is the potential for “animation deformity”. Do your homework carefully and learn about the pros/cons/risks/complications… best wishes. ...Read more

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I lost my chest and completely flat after having my first child would insurance cover breast augmentation?

I lost my chest and completely flat after having my first child would insurance cover breast augmentation?

Probably not: Most insurance plans don't cover breast augmentation. For the specifics of your coverage, call your insurance company. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can you get breast augmentation with fat instead of silicone?

Can you get breast augmentation with fat instead of silicone?

Yes, but...: There is increasing scientific literature showing how fat can be used for breast augmentation, but there are some valid concerns about the doing so. Some questions that need to be better studied include whether fat necrosis/calcifications make detecting cancer on a mammogram harder and what the role of stem cells have on risks of cancer development. Larger, longer term studies will be needed. ...Read more

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How soon after breast augmentation can I go on a vacation to hawaii?

How soon after breast augmentation can I go on a vacation to hawaii?

Be Safe: It would be best to be geographically close to your plastic surgeon for a minimum of two weeks following breast augmentation. If a problem should arise, you would want to be able to obtain treatment quickly from the surgeon who treated you as opposed to someone in a different state who doesn't know exactly what was done and how. Be conservative, especially with this investment in your health. ...Read more

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Which incision site is less painful when getting a breast augmentation?

Which incision site is less painful when getting a breast augmentation?

No real difference: We have found in our office no real difference between incisions. Patients will usually have incisional pain, and also discomfort from muscle stretch. This is usually well tolerated. Some patients may benefit from a pain pump placed in surgery. It instills numbing medicine over a few days and patients have less pain. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about regrets from getting silicone breast augmentation?

Can you tell me about regrets from getting silicone breast augmentation?

High satisfaction!: Breast augmentation clients are among the happiest patients we work with in plastic surgery. When this procedure is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon on a patient with realistic expectations, the results are almost always very positive. Problems arise when there are unrealistic expectations, the patient is doing the surgery for the wrong reason, or the physician is simply not qualified. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant right after a breast augmentation?

Can you get pregnant right after a breast augmentation?

Yes: Undergoing breast augmentation should not impact a woman's ability to get pregnant. It is important to remember that the shape of your breasts may be impacted by pregnancy. ...Read more

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Breast augmentation when is it safe to fly after a breast augmentation?

1 week: In my practice we want our patients to wait 1 week before they fly or travel. Although with restrictions, it is safe to take a fight approx 1 week after surfer and you will be a lot more comfortable at the 1 week point as well. ...Read more

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After breast augmentation do you still have feeling in your nipples/boobs?

After breast augmentation do you still have feeling in your nipples/boobs?

Oh sure...: Usually the implant is placed beneath the muscle of the chest wall. But, even when the implant is placed over the muscle, there's very little chance of a sensory distortion about the nipple/areola complex. Speak to a board certified plastic surgeon for further details and risks. Good luck. ...Read more

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How soon can I wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

How soon can I wear a bathing suit after breast augmentation?

A few days: Short answer: whenever it is comfortable. The incisions will seal in 48 hours so you can get them wet after that. I usually advise my patients not to wear underwire bras for 2-3 weeks because they are not comfortable, but other than that, you can wear a swimsuit whenever it is comfortable after augmentation. ...Read more

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Any special treatment for day after breast augmentation surgery?

Any special treatment for day after breast augmentation surgery?

Surgeons vary: Surgeons vary in their recommendations following surgery with some recommending limited activity and compression dressings while some even make their patients sleep on their breasts the day after surgery.. Inwouldmdiscuss this with your surgeon. An increasing number are adopting a regimen of "rapid recovery" exercises. See video: http://youtu.be/lJs9tr75b70 ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation with stem cells by ddr. Heinrich effective?

Is breast augmentation with stem cells by ddr. Heinrich effective?

Unproven, and . . .: It would be surgical tourism since this doctor practices in vienna. Though stem cells are now available, and fat grafting to the breast is possible and controversial (results no bigger than 1 cup size, some dead fat causes calcifications and can interfere with cancer detection or mimic cancer on mammogram), this is far from mainstream. See abps-certified plastic surgeon and get implants! please! ...Read more

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After breast augmentation has the surgery affected nipple sensation?

It is possible: One of the potential risks of breast augmentation surgery is decrease or loss of nipple sensation. The published risk is about 10%. The nerve that gives the nipple sensation can be injured when the pocket that will contain the implant is created. If the nerve is injured or worse yet cut, there may be temporary or permanent loss of nipple sensation. ...Read more

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Breast augmentation with high blood pressure?

Breast augmentation with high blood pressure?

Control is Key: Many disease processes can cause problems with surgery, and high blood pressure is one of them. Acute high blood pressure can increase the risk of bleeding, and has been associated with heart disease and strokes. Breast Augmentation can be done, with the proper precautions and good control. Your plastic surgeon may have you see your doc for optimal control, and an EKG may be requested. ...Read more

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Can you have breast augmentation if you have high blood pressure?

Can you have breast augmentation if you have high blood pressure?

Depends: This really depends on how high your blood pressure is, how well it is controlled and what other medical problems that you have. I recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon who could discuss this issue with you and help you determine the best course of treatment for you. ...Read more

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Can hormone therapy be an alternative to breast augmentation at 50?

Can hormone therapy be an alternative to breast augmentation at 50?

Possibly but don't: Although hormone therapy may produce enlargement of the breasts as an incidental event i would not advise that you or your friend take them for this sole intended purpose without a thorough understanding of the risks, alternatives, and benefits. ...Read more

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What sleeping position should I sleep in after buttock and breast augmentation?

What sleeping position should I sleep in after buttock and breast augmentation?

Tricky: On your back with your head elevated for your breasts, on your stomach for your buttocks. That is why i rarely combine the two procedures. ...Read more

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