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Forced 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
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
Breast Aug under age: Under certain conditions such as reconstructive breast surgery to correct asymmetry or deformity, with your parents permission, or if emancipated it may be possible to have breast implants. Most important is to have a full consulation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Most will recommend that you wait until your breasts are fully developed. ...Read more
Age is relative: The decision to get breast implants in a personal one and age is seldom a factor. Before making the decision a woman should be fully informed and generallly in good enough health for the operation. Being fully informed means understanding the risks of the initial procedire and that down the road chances are additional surgery will be required. ...Read more
Yes: Your breasts will change with age regardless if you have implants or don't. What i tell patients who ask about implants and droop is the following: if you have implants and your twin sister does not, and 30 years go by and you have them removed, both of you will look normal, but you will be more droopy than your sister. Droop is something that can be corrected at the time of implants. ...Read more
Doesn't alter band : Implants generally are not intended to selectively alter your band width which is a reflection of your "rib cage" aka thorax . Implants are generally intended to increase breast volume (cup size) and may incidentally increase the band width. ...Read more
Possibly: Yes. It is possible to alter or affect breast growth. A mature breast size may not yet have been achieved and further growth may occur. Possible damage to nerves or the breast ducts may also occur although this can occur at any age. ...Read more
The discomfort from breast augmentation is dependent on the size of the implant you desire. Larger implants...More discomfort...Longer recovery. On average, you should be able to get back to work within a few days (or even quicker with small implants). Six weeks before strenuous exercises.
http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. ...Read more
1. Don't go too big with the size.
2. Put it behind the muscle.
3.. Avoid "super-high" profile implants. ...Read more
What size you would like your breast to be after breast augmentation will be a very personal decision for you to make. I would suggest that you look at pictures and see what size of breasts you find attractive. The use of “sizers" under your bra may also be helpful.
Then, careful selection of plastic surgeon and careful communication of your goals will also be key. Again pictures help... ...Read more
Can you get fat transferred from unwanted parts of the body into the breasts as an alternative to breast implants?
Fat to the breasts:
The simple answer is yes but the more comprehensive answer is...It depends. Fat grafting to the breast is a valid procedure but is still in its relative infancy. As such, many surgeons practicing this technique may not have the years of experience it takes to perform this procedure as effectively as they can with an implant alone.
Check qualifications and experience before choosing a surgeon! ...Read more
I need to lose 30 pounds and also want breast implants out, is it better to get them out now or wait till i lose the 30 pounds?
I can't keep my weight steady, i fluctuate 40 pounds up and down, does it matter if i get breast implants removed at high or low weight?
Stable Weight.: Generally, best to undergo elective breast surgery when you have achieved a long-term stable weight. Doing so will potentially increase the safety of the operation and allow you and your plastic surgeon to determine whether any additional surgery (for example breast lifting) will be beneficial at the time of breast implant removal. Avoidance of weight fluctuation will eliminate one variable... ...Read more
I think my breast implants r to big i only have had them 2.5 years, do I get them out, replaced or do nothing, how do I decide what to do?
Breast Implants: Communicating expectations for final breast appearance after breast implants can be a challenge for the patient and surgeon. Making the decision for no treatment, implant replacement or implant removal is best done with your surgeon or get a second opinion from a plastic surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery. ...Read more
I had breast implants because it was suggested that it would improve my confidence, thus making me happy. Neither of these things happened. Should i get them removed?
Not right away: Hopefully you took plenty of time to research your decision for breast implants with a full and clear understanding of the expectations. Confidence and happiness can be elusive in many people. While cosmetic surgery can help boost confidence, it certainly is not a prescription with guaranteed success. Before considering implant removal speak with several health professionals seeking sound advice. ...Read more
Sure: Many breast augmentations are done on women with essentially no breast tissue. See a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to evaluate the options in your specific case. ...Read more
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
18, but...: 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
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 more
Usually not.: For most women, breast augmentation is a personal choice wherein that woman feels that her quality of life would be enhanced. It should not be done on the basis of trying to please anyone except the patient herself. She may end up pleasing her husband or partner as well, and that is okay, but that should not be the motivating factor. ...Read more
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Fat graft for breast: Enlargement has not been proven to be safe long term. For reconstruction or for other contour deformities or in other areas of the body, fat grafting is excellent, but has limitations. For example, about half to 2/3 of transferred fat dies, leaving scars and/or calcifications, which could delay or misdiagnose breast cancer. Implants are still the best, safest, and proven ways to enlarge breasts! ...Read more
Variable: Some women have a single breast augmentation surgery and things age reasonably naturally. A significant number of women are unhappy with the way their breasts sag over time, especially with the weight of implants. If this occurs, surgery would be required to reposition the breasts and implants higher on the chest wall, with or without removing or changing the implants. ...Read more
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