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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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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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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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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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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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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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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


Dr. William Singer
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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