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Saline breast implants few yrs ago, never any problems.Recently had bacteremia- strep pneumoniae/sinuses, but could implants cause that germ in blood?

Saline breast implants few yrs ago, never any problems.Recently had bacteremia- strep pneumoniae/sinuses, but could implants cause that germ in blood?

No unless: it is infected. If you have no pain, tenderness, or induration of the area, it is not likely that it became infected. Consult with your plastic surgeon just to be sure. ...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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How long does asymmetric breasts associated with lactation problems last?

How long does asymmetric breasts associated with lactation problems last?

Can be permanent: But i would suggest that you wait a minimum of 4-6 months following cessation of lactation prior to drawing any final conclusions'. Large differences during engorgement may be less noticeable when the swelling resolves and involution is complete. ...Read more

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Breast implants have caused uneven nipples. Is this considered normal for 7 days?

Breast implants have caused uneven nipples. Is this considered normal for 7 days?

Too early: 7 days is too early to say. There might be some asymmetry that will get better as the implants settle in place. Give yourself about 2 months to judge and talk to your surgeon if in doubt. Best to you! ...Read more

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Breast implants since 1997 no problems saline but sometimes i feel the ripple of the implant do I need to replace if so when?

Breast implants since 1997 no problems saline but sometimes i feel the ripple of the implant do I need to replace if so when?

Breast implants: There is no hard fast rule about having breast implants exchanged. They are technically not permanent implants but unless there is a problem or you need a lift/size change there is no true need to replace them. Many women will decide to change them for size, if they develop capsular contracture (scarring around the implant), deflation, or at the same time as a lift. ...Read more

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I refuse a regular mamo as I have breast implants..Afraid they will pop! i get ultrasounds..Is that ok? What are odds they pop? Never had any issue with the implants..They are 15yrs old..Saline...325cc in each..Never hard...Never any problems...I would l

I refuse a regular mamo as I have breast implants..Afraid they will pop! i get ultrasounds..Is that ok? What are odds they pop? Never had any issue with the implants..They are 15yrs old..Saline...325cc in each..Never hard...Never any problems...I would l

Agree : Agree with dr george marosan. Some of my patients did not want the saline implants any longer and they did not want to spend the money for the surgical removal - so, I have punctured them - without any problems (and i never removed them). You can get the mammogram done, few weeks after that. ...Read more

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Can breast implants cause neck rash?

Can breast implants cause neck rash?

No: Breast implants are made or silicone, and inert material. The medications associated to the breast implant surgery can cause a rash such as antibiotics, pain meds, etc. ...Read more

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I'm at the age where i need to have mamagram but I have breast implants is there a better method at detecting problems as mamagrams can't show enough?

Mammograms/ Implants: You shouldn't have much of a problem getting a mammogram if you have breast implants, however, you do need a special radiographic technique called an ecklund (sp?) mammogram. The radiology centers are well versed at this technique which gives you better views of your breast tissue. Mammography is a screening tool and should be combined with self-breast exams to give you the best screening possible. ...Read more

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If one of my saline breast implants popped, could it cause my period to not start?

If one of my saline breast implants popped, could it cause my period to not start?

No: The saline released when a saline breast implant leaks is water with enough salt added to match the saltiness of the body. It is absorbed quickly, just like you drank some water, and leaves no residual. If you are stressed out about it, this might contribute to missing a period, but other reasons should be ruled out by your ob/gyn, especially if you are usually regular. ...Read more

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I'm 66 & got breast implants in '04. There is hardness/encapsulation-no other complications. What problems might occur if i never have them replaced?

Can get worse: The capsular contracture can get worse and eventually cause a significant amount of discomfort. Talk to your surgeon about either removing the implants and/or performing a capsulectomy. Although age is not a contraindication for surgery, it is better to have it done at 66 rather than at 86. ...Read more

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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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


Dr. Laura Webb
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Lactation Problems (Definition)

Lactation problems occur when the mother has difficulty producing or maintaining enough breast ...Read more