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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. Neigatha Graney
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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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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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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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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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