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How long does it take for breast implants to settle fully?

How long does it take for breast implants to settle fully?

6-9 months: Breast implants can settle over your lifetime but if you are referring to the majority of post surgical changes most will occur within 3 months but additional settling occurs over a 6-9 month period followed by a relatively stable appearance excluding weight changes, pregnancy, lactation and menopause. ...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 it take to get back to normal after getting breast implants?

How long does it take to get back to normal after getting breast implants?

Recovery: 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.
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Had a baby in April would like to remove breast implants that are silicone under the muscle. How long will surgery take? Recovery? Can I do it now?

Had a baby in April would like to remove breast implants that are silicone under the muscle. How long will surgery take? Recovery? Can I do it now?

Breast Implants: Recommend to see the surgeon who put them in, if possible or another surgeon to remove them. Yes, it is okay to remove them now, if you are not breastfeeding. Surgery SHOULD not be long, unless a lot of adhesions or complications. Good Luck. ...Read more

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What are the long term risk of getting breast implants?

What are the long term risk of getting breast implants?

Follow up is key: The long term risks of breast implants are the need for follow up. The primary danger is neglecting them. Implants are very simple machines, essentially inflatable bladders which can fail. As a foreign body, they present the same risks as many other implants with scarring or infection. When any of these situations occur, treatment should promptly follow with relatively few long term consequence. ...Read more

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How long should the pain last after having breast implants?

How long should the pain last after having breast implants?

Variable: The most intense pain is always within the first 48-72 hours of surgery which typically markedly diminishes by 7-10 days with most people rarely needing any pain meds by 3 weeks when they can return to exercise avoiding strenuous use of the upper extremities. However there is great variation depending on size, location of implants, techniques, medications, and individual pain tolerance. ...Read more

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I've had breast implants for twelve years-how long can I keep them in?

Forever: You can keep your breast implants in for as long as you would like as long as you are not having any issues with them. If there is a rupture then generally they need to be replaced. ...Read more

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What exactly does it take to get natural looking breast with breast implants?

What exactly does it take to get natural looking breast with breast implants?

Appropriate implant: 1. Don't go too big with the size.
2. Put it behind the muscle.
3. Avoid "super-high" profile implants. ...Read more

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I am wondering how long breast implants will last before needing more work on them?

I am wondering how long breast implants will last before needing more work on them?

Implant life: Implants that were placed before the 1990's had an approximate 10 year lifespan. We now have 7 years of surveillance of cohesive gel implants that show breakage rates of 3% and lower for silicone implants. So, frankly, there is no "expiration date" on the newer implants. They may last you lifelong. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of gummy bear breast implants, how long do they last are they better?

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 more

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If I am now considering getting breast implants but would rather take pills if they actually work?

Don't...: I can not recommend the use of pills, lotions, or any “miracle technology” for patients who are considering breast enhancement. Seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate the type of results you would like to achieve. Communicate your goals carefully as well. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the long-term effects of breast implants (5 years, 10 years etc)?

What are the long-term effects of breast implants (5 years, 10 years etc)?

Side effects: Most surgeons who perform this procedure with frequency have few significant long term complications. The most common issues include device failure, capsular contracture (hardening), sagging (ptosis) and tissue thinning. Your surgeon should be able to tell you his/her statistics with regards to these complications. Overall, breast augmentation is a safe, reliable way to increase breast size. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the long term dangers of silicon breast implants?

I was wondering what are the long term dangers of silicon breast implants?

Rupture: The most common risk with silicone implants that are not replaced would be rupture. Ruptured implants can lead to capsular contracture and spread of the silicone into the breast tissue and possibly lymph nodes. Silicone implants should be replaced at around the ten year mark as recommended by the manufacturers. ...Read more

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Suture visible after my breast implants? How long it absorbed? Is it risky?

Suture visible after my breast implants? How long it absorbed? Is it risky?

Suture visible: I would recommend that you have the spitting sutures removed by a doctor or nurse that is familiar with this problem, as exposed deeper sutures can become infected. ...Read more

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How long should you have to wait until you can get breast implants, after having a baby?

How long should you have to wait until you can get breast implants, after having a baby?

Till done nursing...: And until breast size has stabilized, as breasts often "deflate" after pregnancy and nursing. ...Read more

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If you had breast implants for someone else and you are no longer with them is it a good idea to get them removed?

Aim to please?: Having breast implants for reasons other than your own desire to have them is problematic for just this reason. If you don't want them, then have them removed and be able in the future to "just say no" to requests to alter your body image for someone else. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after breast implants, until you can go jogging again?

Three weeks: Discomfort is mild and should resolve within seven to ten days. Most women can drive in three to five days, at which point they no longer require pain tablets. Most women take one to two weeks off of work. You are not allowed to do any lifting or exercise for the first three weeks. ...Read more

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Removal of breast implants - do they take some of your breast tissue out along with the old implant?

Sometimes: Depending on the reason for breast implant removal and the condition of the implants, usually the goal would be to leave the breast tissue alone as much as possible to preserve whatever breast remains.
Sometimes if there is a ruptured implant with thick capsular scar tissue, it can be difficult to avoid removing some of the surrounding breast tissue. ...Read more

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Besides plastoc surgery for breast implants is there any else I can take to large my breadt like pills or something?

Besides plastoc surgery for breast implants is there any else I can take to large my breadt like pills or something?

Bigger breasts: Unfortunately not - there are products out that that help develop the pectoralis muscles - the muscle under the breast but nothing to develop the breast. There is no prescription medication that I am aware of that will cause breast growth. Sorry - the only real option is surgery. ...Read more

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Are silicone breast implants safe in the long run?

Are silicone breast implants safe in the long run?

Yes: Implants are probably one of the most thoroughly researched devices implanted into human beings. On a lighter note- my kids played dodge ball with a couple of implants for weeks and they held up- far more intense potential damage than any mammogram, etc would do to an implant :). ...Read more

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How long after you get you get breast implants, can you drink and have sex?

How long after you get you get breast implants, can you drink and have sex?

Varies.: Best to check with your plastic surgeon about each one of these activities. Also important to use good judgment. For example, you would not want to apply direct pressure on the breasts early on and/or mix alcohol with medications being taken. If in doubt, don't. ...Read more

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How long should I wait after having breast implants removed to have breast lift surgery?

Depends: If you are ok with you body may be nothing needs to be done. Otherwise, if there were no inflammation or infection or history of ruptured implants you can have surgery the same day as long as your surgeon agrees. ...Read more

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Are breast implants safe?

Yes: Breast augmentation with saline and silicone gel breast implants is very safe. When choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation, make sure they are board certified. A good place to look for a plastic surgeon in your area is to go to www. Plasticsurgery. Org. Information on breast augmentation, and multiple plastic surgery procedures can be found. ...Read more

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How safe is breast implants?

How safe is breast implants?

Safety of implants: Breast implants are very safe. Complications from breast augmentation surgery are uncommon. FDA approved implants are either saline-filled, which the body absorbs naturally in case of a puncture, or silicone-gel filled, which is the second generation of silicone-filled implants. In case of a punctured silicone-gel implant the silicone is made so that it remains in place even if punctured. ...Read more

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Is getting breast implants safe?

Is getting breast implants safe?

Yes: As with all surgery, there are some risks with having an operation. However, breast augmentation is a very safe procedure. I recommend you see a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to discuss in more detail. ...Read more

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Who is eligible for breast implants?

Who is eligible for breast implants?

Most people: Most people could have breast augmentation, most importantly a patient needs to understand the risks and benefits. Both the patient and the doctor need to agree that it is a reasonable treatment for them. Contraindications include, and active infection, untreated breast cancer and any health issues that make surgery too risky. A patient must be both physically and mentally mature enough also. ...Read more

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How can string breast implants work?

How can string breast implants work?

Not a good technique: In the past, a few surgeons have used suture material to effectively enhance cup size as an alternative to breast implants. The reason for this varied but generally had to do with the fact that the strings could increase the cup size far larger than the largest implants.

At this point, I don't know of any reputable plastic surgeon performing this technique. ...Read more

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How often do replace breast implants?

When needed: People have heard that you need to change the implants every 10 years. In reality, you only need to change the implants if there is a problem. On average, about 1 in 5 women will have a second surgery on their breast implants within 10 years, whether saline or silicone. Silicone do last longer. ...Read more

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Are there adjustable breast implants?

Are there adjustable breast implants?

Yes, many varieties: Of various types of post operatively adjustable breast implants that typically will allow size change for a limited period of time usually limited to 6 months. ...Read more

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What are breast implants made out of?

What are breast implants made out of?

Silicone elastomer: Implants currently are made of various elastomers of silicone. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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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