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Does a breast augmentation procedure last forever?

Does a breast augmentation procedure last forever?

Breast implant life: Breast augmentation is most commonly performed with implants compared of a silicone shell with a salt water or silicone gel filling. They are designed to last forever, but like all man-made devices they are fallible and fail at a very low rate per year. You should prepare for the fact that you may need some additional surgery over the course of your life to replace them. ...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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Breast augmentation: you and your plastic surgeon should make 7 decisions before your procedure:

Breast augmentation: you and your plastic surgeon should make 7 decisions before your procedure:

Breast Enhancement: 1. Size 2.Saline vs silicone vs fat 3. Incision site 4. Under vs over the muscle 5. Smooth vs textured 6. Lift vs no lift 7. Anatomic vs round implants. ...Read more

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I had a breast augmentation a week ago. I think the left side is sagging down. The doctor says he is unsure... I had a ba a week ago and two days later another procedure to clean out blood clots on the right side. After the 2nd procedure he wrapped me in

I had a breast augmentation a week ago. I think the left side is sagging down. The doctor says he is unsure... I had a ba a week ago and two days later another procedure to clean out blood clots on the right side. After the 2nd procedure he wrapped me in

Ask your surgeon: This is a question that needs to be addressed by your surgeon. If you had a hematoma that was drained, it is normal for that breast to be swollen longer than the other side. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. ...Read more

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Are there scars left post breast augmentation procedures?

Are there scars left post breast augmentation procedures?

Yes: There is always going to be a scar after a surgical procedure. How a scar heals and fades is unique to each person, and can take up to a year. Scars for a breast augmentation can be hidden in the breast fold (underneath the breast), around the areola (dark skin around the nipple), or in the armpit. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control pills and missed my period completely this month. Neg hpt's. I had breast augmentation surgery last week wednesday. Exceptionallynauseous. What's happening?

I'm on birth control pills and missed my period completely this month. Neg hpt's. I had breast augmentation surgery last week wednesday. Exceptionallynauseous. What's happening?

Nausea after BA: It could be related to your medications or a possible undetected pregnancy. At this point, best to try to recover from surgery and then repeat hpt and hopefully it will be negative. If not, you must talk to your surgeon about how to proceed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get breast augmentation?

Plastic Surgeon: Please see a board certified plastic surgeon when considering this. ...Read more

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Is sauna safe after breast augmentation?

Is sauna safe after breast augmentation?

Yes : Once you have completely healed, you should be able to return to all forms of activity, including the use of sauna, safely. ...Read more

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How much would breast augmentation surgery cost?

How much would breast augmentation surgery cost?

Varies: Costs are variable depending on the type and manufacturer of the implant materials. Also, wide variation in costs in various areas of the country. Remember that that besides the surgical and material costs, there are charges for the use of operating facility and anesthesia services to be accounted for in your costs. ...Read more

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Day of breast augmentation surgery what should I prepare?

Day of breast augmentation surgery what should I prepare?

It s too late!: Yo should be preparing months in advance. This includes a healthy diet with possible medical clearance if you have coexisting medical disease. Stop smoking at least one month prior. Some surgeons advise cessation of oral contraceptives 1-2 months prior to surgery for prolonged operations. Aspirin and nsaids are often ceased two week prior. Npo evening before. Some prescribe antibiotics prior. ...Read more

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I would like to get a breast augmentation. Any ideas on going about this?

Consult: Go see a board certified plastic surgeon. The asps and asaps websites have them listed. See a few before making a decision. Go over their before/after photos. Ask questions. Remember this is elective surgery. The patient is in the driver's seat. Together, you and the plastic surgeon will review the goals and see if they are obtainable. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more

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