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How does it feel to sleep on your stomach with saline breast implants?

How does it feel to sleep on your stomach with saline breast implants?

Usually Normal.: Most patients who are doing well after breast augmentation surgery, and do not have evidence of abnormal scar formation ( encapsulation) do very well sleeping on their stomachs. Of course, patients with very large breast implants may have more of a problem doing so. ...Read more

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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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Can I have impant safety info for saline breast implants?

Can I have impant safety info for saline breast implants?

Yes but not carefree: Breast implants, like any other surgical procedure should be performed by an experienced individual in a patient who has been informed of the risks, alternatives and benefits. Implants require care and maintenance including regular follow ups and routine breast cancer screening as in any other female. Other alternatives such as fat transfer do exist and may be considered as alternatives. ...Read more

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Are saline breast implants safer than silicone? I'm debating which to get.

Are saline breast implants safer than silicone? I'm debating which to get.

Saline vs Silicone: Right now, both are considered safe by the FDA. Know that BOTH saline and implants have an outer silicone shell. Both have similar risk of capsular contracture, infection and scarring. Silicone implants feel more like real breasts. However, when placed behind the pectoralis muscle, it's difficult to tell the difference. In-depth Plastic Surgery consultation is recommended to find out what's best ...Read more

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Are saline breast implants safe?

Are saline breast implants safe?

Seek Consultation: Good question, but not enough space here. Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss your goals. Learn about the pros/cons/risks/complications associated with breast augmentation surgery in order to make an informed decision. Understand, that breast augmentation surgery will almost certainly guarantee you additional breast surgery in the future. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Do you know are silicone or saline breast implants safer?

Do you know are silicone or saline breast implants safer?

FDA POSITION: This is a long and detailed discussion. While these implants are relatively safe, all surgery carries risksyou may also want to review the 60 page fda position statement on this subject: http://www.Fda.Gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/breastimplants/default.Htm although saline implants are perceived to have less risks they differ for medical/cosmetic concern. ...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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What to do if I'm 20 and a size 32aare saline breast implants a good idea?

What to do if I'm 20 and a size 32aare saline breast implants a good idea?

Bias: Hardly ever! Keep what you have and do the healthy exercizes, weight control, dress well and enjoy. Note says 39 ?? ...Read more

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What are the risks of me getting saline breast implants at the age of 17? Going from size a to size b

What are the risks of me getting saline breast implants at the age of 17? Going from size a to size b

Risks are well known: Breast implants have been available for over 50 years. The risks are well documented. The most common at the time of surgery: bleeding ; infection. The most common long term: changing size, deflation and capsular contracture (tightening of the scar). Currently, the fda recommends waiting until 18 for cosmetic procedures and any age for congenital problems. Seek a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I am reading up on getting saline breast implants but I have lupus. Have had it many years. Not many flares. Is it unsafe?

I am reading up on getting saline breast implants but I have lupus. Have had it many years. Not many flares. Is it unsafe?

Lupus: Breast implants should not effect your condition, however, your condition can effect your surgery. Depending on how stable your lupus is and how you are managed may be important to insure you have the best possible result. You will need to discuss your situation with your surgeon and also the doctor who manages your lupus. ...Read more

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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

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I am getting saline breast implants in 11 days, when should I stop smoking weed? I don't smoke cigarettes nor do I drink alcohol or coffee....

Yesterday: You will be receiving several different medications / anesthetic agents that can have reactions with the marijuana. Stop smoking now and let your surgeon and our anesthesiologist know about your usage. ...Read more

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Wondering if I am hurting my breast implants by sleeping with no bra?

Wondering if I am hurting my breast implants by sleeping with no bra?

Depends: Most important is if your implant surgery is recent. Make sure you speak with your doctor about this. In general, if you had recent surgery, how you deal with your immediate post operative positioning with your bra could be very important. If you are beyond 6 months after surgery, it should not matter. http://drkulick.com/procedures_ba.php. ...Read more

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How different does saline feel vs silicone breast implants?

How different does saline feel vs silicone breast implants?

Breast Implant feel: Silicone gel implants integrate better with breast tissue and feel more natural and softer. Saline implants are filled with salt water and are not as soft. This is more noticeable in patients with thinner tissues. Occasionally patients with saline implants also can feel a "slosh" from fluid "movement" within the implant shell; however, this is rare. ...Read more

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Sleeping with no bra after breast implants?

Sleeping with no bra after breast implants?

Varies by surgeon: Use of bras following breast augmentation vary by surgoen. We typically recommend a light compression bra or camisole type garment with a shelf bra. ...Read more

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Which is more effective and hurts less saline or silicone breast implants?

Both/ neither: While both are "effective" at making your breasts larger, silicone implants are far superior to saline in a number of ways. The pain involved is mostly related to whether the implants are placed in front of the muscle or behind the muscle. If using silicone, because of the natural feel and lack of ripples, it is possible to place the implant in from of the muscle, so less painful! ...Read more

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What to do if I am getting breast implants in three weeks I don't know what to get silicone or saline. ?

Pros and Cons: Both are acceptable. For silicone: PROS: Less of an edge, so harder to "feel" them when touching breast; no rippling; lighter; "more natural" contour (slopes down at top) -- this varies CONS: Require slightly larger incision, not size-adjustable, cost more (about $1000 depending on brand/size/type), requires MRIs in future for breast screening instead of mammograms. IF YOU ARE NOT SURE -- WAIT! ...Read more

Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


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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