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How often do I have to have silicon implants replaced?

Only if a problem: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" but implants are mechanical devices that do eventually leak and require replacement. They are not considered lifetime devices but typically last a decade or even much longer. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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


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What are the long term dangers of silicon implants?

What are the long term dangers of silicon implants?

Minimal: At this point in time we do not think silicone causes systemic illnesses. It can cause local problems at the site, which is why one should never have it injected. The newer silicone implants are safer, but difficult to tell if they are leaking. The only way to diagnose leaking silicone implants now is with an mri. ...Read more

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In which butt augmentation is it easier to fix deformity if it was to happen, with silicon or fat transfer implants?

Fat for sure: Aside from hardly ever having seen a deformity after fat transfer in the last eight years of performing this procedure, i can tell you any adjustment to it is simple, quick, easy and relatively pain free. Butt implants simply get removed if they leave deformity. The best is your own tissue, in the right hands (surgeon). Doctorjohnwalker.Squarespace.Com. ...Read more

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How safe are silicon breast implants?

How safe are silicon breast implants?

Safe: Breast implants are the most studied thing we surgically place in a body today. The institute of medicine study, and now over 400 peer reviewed studies show that silicone implants are safe. If they were not, we would not have them in the office. They are not permanent devices. Ask your local board certified plastic surgeon. They should be able to answer your questions. http://www.jjrothmd.com. ...Read more

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Do I have to put new implant after i remove my leaked silicon implant and what's your opinion about saline implant ? Is it better ?

Saline vs Silicone: Read this ===> http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/breast-implants/wo00052. The decision is best left up to you and your surgeon after evaluating your anatomy and health status. I would have him show you both types and judge for yourself. ...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?

Safe w proper care: No surgery is risk free. Having said that silicone breast augmentation performed for the proper indications in the right patient and for the right reasons using reasonable sized implants with appropriate follow up is a very safe procedure. Seek the skills of a board certifies plastic surgeon who will guide you through this process and discuss the risks involved. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about regretted breast silicon implant surgery?

Can you tell me about regretted breast silicon implant surgery?

No, but...: Sorry, but your question is much too general to address appropriately here. Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to address your questions/concerns. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the best breast implant product?Saline or silicon?

What is the best breast implant product?Saline or silicon?

Both good: They're both good implants although they have different advantages. Saline implants are less expensive and create an "implant" appearance. Silicone implants are lighter, feel more natural, and are less likely to produce rippling. ...Read more

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Will a silicon implant in breast leaves some scars on the breast ?

Breast Aug Scars: Scars from silicone breast implants are determined by the location of the incisions which include the following choices: 1. At the lower border of the areola (periareolar approach) 2. By the lower breast crease (inframammary crease) 3. In the armpit (axillary approach) 4. Through the tummy if a tummy tuck is performed at the same time. ...Read more

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If you were to have silicon breast implants and they started leaking how fast would you need to have them removed?

If you were to have silicon breast implants and they started leaking how fast would you need to have them removed?

Sooner than later: While not an emergency, they should be removed when you are fit enough to do so. Call your local board certified plastic surgeon. They will guide you through this. ...Read more

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Does silicon implant in breast augmentation still cause deformity if it leaks into body?

Does silicon implant in breast augmentation still cause deformity if it leaks into body?

It can lead to : Caspular contracture which is a hardening of the tissue around the implant. Capsular contracture can cause distortion of the breast. The older generation implants tend to leak more than the newer ones if the shell is broken. Older model implants can cause more distortion. ...Read more

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My MRI said: bilateral few radial folds, more as regards the number and indentation at left silicon implant breast . What it means ? Is that risky ?

My MRI said: bilateral few radial folds, more as regards the number and indentation at left silicon implant breast . What it means ? Is that risky ?

Sounds normal.: Radial fold are normal infolds of a breast implant seen on mri. An indentation may also be normal and is not a term used to describe a rupture. The statement "more as regards the number" does not make any sense at all. ...Read more

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Can a silicon breast implant cause autoimmune disease?

Can a silicon breast implant cause autoimmune disease?

Myth: Silicone implants, which were removed from market in 1992 and later reintroduced have not been found to be associated with any autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

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How much recovery time is needed for 390cc silicon breast implant under the muscle removal with no replacement?

How much recovery time is needed for 390cc silicon breast implant under the muscle removal with no replacement?

Quick recovery: Skin and subcutaneous tissue will heal fast .Collagen will form in 3 wks for total healing ( in any surgical wound ). ...Read more

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How fast I have to removed my leaked silicon implant cause am breast feeding and does silicon go with milk to my baby ?

Not that easy: I would need more information to make a recommendation. How old are your implants? How extensive is the rupture? Is the implant over or under the muscle? Many of these will influence the recommendations to be made, . It is possible for the silicone to leak into the breast milk but the truth is that the conpsequences of this are likely to be few, if any. Formula has 400 x the silicone of breast milk. ...Read more

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I have had breast enlargement with silicon implant since three years. Now i feel something wrong in my left breast. Isultrasound enough to discover tumor ?

I have had breast enlargement with silicon implant since three years. Now i feel something wrong in my left breast. Isultrasound enough to discover tumor ?

Breast change: There are a number of things this could be. The most common is rupture of the implant. I would recommend an evaluation by your surgeon, an ultrasound and possibly a mri. ...Read more

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How many women that has a silicon breast implant and has MS symptoms may have a leak?

How many women that has a silicon breast implant and has MS symptoms may have a leak?

No relationship: Silicon breast implants are inert and have no effect on ms, and vice versa, the ms has no effect on the breast implant either. Talk to a plastic surgeon regarding the implant, and, see a neurologist to keep control of ms. ...Read more

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