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How will I know when to ask for pain medications after breast implant surgery?

How will I know when to ask for pain medications after breast implant surgery?

Before surgery: Your pre-operative visit will include details on pain management including which medications to use. Most patients rely on them for 3-5 days and you will be given a prescription. ...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


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How much is breast implant surgery?

How much is breast implant surgery?

Varies alot: Prices vary tremendously based on surgeon, techniques, instruments, supplies, facility (office vs hospital) implants, etc. Although cost is important don't let it be the deciding factor. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breast implant removal surgery?

Can you tell me about breast implant removal surgery?

BreastImplantRemoval: Women may decide for various reasons that they are ready for removal of breast implants. Breast implant removal is a straightforward procedure, but the decision must be made whether a breast lift is also desired, as breast implants stretch the breast skin over time, and after implant removal, the remaining breast tissue can appear loose and saggy. Discuss options with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Upset about this. How dangerous is breast implant removal surgery?

Upset about this. How dangerous is breast implant removal surgery?

Simple: Breast implant removal is simple, and can often be performed under local anesthesia. It is technically easer than the initial placement. It becomes more complicated with ruptured silicone breast implants, or thick capsules. The procedure should be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon in the appropriate setting. The impact of removal, physical and psychological, should be discussed. ...Read more

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Breast implant removal --is it major surgery?

Breast implant removal --is it major surgery?

Ruptured or not.: Removal of an uncomplicated saline or silicone implant can be simple and performed under a straight local anesthetic if a capsulectomy is not required. Severe capsular contractures, pocket transitions, delayed silicone ruptures, textured implants, etc can present with various clinical pictures that may be significantly more complicated and may require more extensive surgical procedures. ...Read more

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How dangerous is breast implant removal surgery?

How dangerous is breast implant removal surgery?

Very safe: Removal of breast implants can be done very safely if performed by an qualified plastic surgeon with experience in breast enhancement. The procedure generally involves removal of the implant with/without adjustment of the surrounding scar capsule. A drain is placed and ultimately removed 1-3 days later. Over time, the tissue then shrinks down and usually assumes a very natural appearance. ...Read more

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How long does breast implant removal take? How long should I plan to be in surgery for breast implant removal? .

How long does breast implant removal take? How long should I plan to be in surgery for breast implant removal?

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Varies.: Uncomplicated removal of breast implants may take 15 to 20 min. However, if removal of the surrounding breast implant capsule is also performed, surgery may take 1 to 1.5 hours. If the surrounding breast implant capsule has thickened/calcified and/or is symptomatic, patients may benefit from this additional procedure (capsulectomy). ...Read more

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Must I have surgery to remove scar tissue from my breast implant?

Must I have surgery to remove scar tissue from my breast implant?

Least of problems: As of now, women with implants are still "supposed" to be followed by the fda and their doctors for connective tissued disorders and autoimmune disorders also anaplastic lymphoma a rare ca. The least of the problems is scar tissue. Please refer to the fda website on their recent review. Unfortunately, breast implants are a very big and profitable industry--i hope they, and the docs step up. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about plastic surgery breast implant?

Can you tell me about plastic surgery breast implant?

Yes but...: Not enough space here to do justice. Seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience. Discuss your goals/concerns and learn about potential risks/complications associated with breast augmentation surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I want to give blood to the american red cross but I have a breast implant surgery coming up. Can i give blood?

Shouldn't be a: Problem, but i really can't recommend a blood donation immediately prior to any operation. If it's a month or more, you should be fine. Please call the blood donation site to find out how long you have to wait after your operation to donate blood again. ...Read more

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My second breast implant surgery also resulted in encapsulation. My doctor said that they had 'memory' and that it would most likely happen with a third operation. Is ittrue?

My second breast implant surgery also resulted in encapsulation. My doctor said that they had 'memory' and that it would most likely happen with a third operation. Is ittrue?

Higth risk: Regrettably, the rates for recurrent capsular contracture, once you have developed one which is sufficiently deforming to require surgery or cause asymmetry and discomfort, is almost 2x that of the original surgery. You may consider capsulectomy & explantation with staged augmentation, using new implants, placed in a neosubpectoral plane and/or strattice. ...Read more

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4 days post op from breast implant surgery. Is it normal i can't even lift my right arm up w/out it killing. The pain isn't even near the incision?

4 days post op from breast implant surgery. Is it normal i can't even lift my right arm up w/out it killing. The pain isn't even near the incision?

See your surgeon: For acute onset pain, it is best to go and see the surgeon who performed the breast augmentation procedure for you. Muscle spasms can occur in patients who have sub muscular implants placed and this may cause pain when trying to move arm. If the approach was through the axilla, or patients develop a hematoma then additional pain can be present with associated arm movement in some patients. ...Read more

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Will a breast implant surgery have any effects on my getting pregnant?

Will a breast implant surgery have any effects on my getting pregnant?

Vice versa: It is more that pregnancy effects your breast implants more than breast implants effect your pregnancy. If you are asking if breast implants interfere with the ability to nurse or lactate, that is certainly possible and I have prepared a youtube video discussing this in greater detail that can be viewed here: ...Read more

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I had a breast implant surgery and a tummy tuck in 2008. Can i get pregnant with the implant and tummy tuck or should I get the implants removed before getting pregnant?

No: It is not necessary to remove the implants prior to getting pregnant. You should speak with your plastic surgeon to determine how the implants were placed (subpectoral or subcutaneous)). ...Read more

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Is 600 cc a large breast implant?

Is 600 cc a large breast implant?

Yes, statistically: To the best of my knowledge 85% of implants fall in the range of 325-375 cc. Therefore 600 cc falls outside the bell curve and well beyond two standard deviations. This may increase the potential for tissue atrophy and increase the risks of nerve injury and the potential for long term ptosis (sag). However many patients choose this side knowing these risks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breast implant removal?

Can you tell me about breast implant removal?

Breast implant: Removal is surgical procedure that usually is performed under anesthesia. If the procedure is just to remove implants, the procedure is rather short. If however, it is due to a complication such as capsular contracture or implant rupture, the procedure may be more involved. If the implants are large, the skin may be stretched out and a breast lift may be needed to repair any droop that occurs. ...Read more