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Gummy Bear Implants
Double mastectomy with "gummy bear implants" gel filled implants but muscle still tightens up, should I be concerned?
Speak: To your surgeon , you will get the best remedy ...Read more
Less ripples/contrac: The primary advantages of "gummy bear" or highly cohesive gel implants is that they have a lower tendency for visible rippling and upper pole fullness (often desired) in especially this or small breasted patients and those undergoing breast reconstruction. They reportedly have a lower rate of capsular contracture. They negs are less upper fullness, rotation, firmness, and larger incisions. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lens implant life: They are made of plastics (acrylic, silicone, and pmma) that will last longer than us. The lens capsule behind the lens often opacifies a year or two after surgery. This is treatable with a yag laser in the office or asc. The lenses rarely migrate or develop any changes that would require replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Webcam, smart phone?: When some people see themselves in profile, they think that they need a change in appearance. One of the things that might be noticeable with newer imaging devices is a "receding" chin. If there is micrognathia, then having plastic surgery is one option for dealing with it. I suggest that patients consult an experienced board-certified cosmetic or plastic surgeon if concerned. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They Have Problems: Bridges can last a long time, if you take care of them. However, studies show that implants are easier to maintain for a lifetime, and have a higher probability of lasting. They also don't damage the teeth on either side, like bridges. They can cost a bit more up-front, but they require less maintenance and generally have fewer problems down the road. So, they're more cost efficient long-term. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: This isn't as straight forward as you would think. The implant companies rate the implants to last 10-15 years. That doesn't mean that you will have to replace the implant or will have problems after 10 years. As long as the implant is soft, in good position, and you are happy with the appearance and not having discomfort, or abnormal mammograms you should be fine. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more
Need proper exam: A surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery should be consulted. Proper measurements wil be taken using a biodimensional approach and a range of sizes that could be right for you will be chosen. We can even perfrom 3d imaging to give you a better understanding about you might look ater the surgery. I hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unrelated: No change will occur to your implants.There is no effect. I think you are probably refering to the fit of dentures without implants, which can loosen if there is weight loss. ...Read more
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