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Is breast augmentation or reconstruction risky?

Is breast augmentation or reconstruction risky?

Benefits > risks: Every surgery has risks and benefits, so it comes down to what we call the risk/benefit ratio. Silicone breast implants have been studied more than any other medical device and the fda has confirmed that they are safe and effective. Thre are a lot of things to consider however so you should discuss your concerns with your plastic surgeon in detail. ...Read more

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Breast Augmentation (Definition)

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breast. It is commonly done with implants (saline or gel) or with fat transfer. There are advantages and ...Read more


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Is breast reduction surgery safer than breast augmentation?

Is breast reduction surgery safer than breast augmentation?

Both are safe: Both operations are extremely safe, but breast reduction takes longer in the operating room and involves more incisions and scars. Augmentation involves use of implants, which are also safe but have their own particular issues. Obviously, one woman cannot need both operations, so individual medical details are much more relevant, and both operations (in different patients) are quite low-risk! ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation surgery safe?

Is breast augmentation surgery safe?

Yes generally: speaking. Its safety will, more precisely depend on the specific patient's state of health, surgical technique, and surgeon's experience and dedication, to name some factors. ...Read more

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Is there an obvious scar after breast or areolar reduction surgery?

Is there an obvious scar after breast or areolar reduction surgery?

Breast Scars: With every surgery there will be scars. Early on, your scars will be red, raised, and "angry". This acute phase of wound healing lasts anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months. After this acute phase has ended, your scar will enter the "mature" phase, where the red, raised scar softens and pales, becoming difficult to see. Scars are also placed in inconspicuous areas whenever possible. ...Read more

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Mastopexy with augmentation is breastfeeding possible?

Mastopexy with augmentation is breastfeeding possible?

Most can: Breast implants can reduce your chances of being able to breastfeed by about 15-20%. Studies have been done that have shown no silicone being passed into the breast milk in women with silicone gel implants. Mastopexy does carry a higher rate of inability to breastfeed than augmentation. ...Read more

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Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery vs. Breast implants, which to do?

Fat transfer breast augmentation surgery vs. Breast implants, which to do?

Depends: For smaller volume increases, fat transfer works as well as implants. However for larger volumes, it may take several stages and is more difficult to get the same result as an implant. It also depends on the amount of breast tissue you start with, because fat transfer needs some tissue to survive. Generally speaking, it is more economical to get implants. ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation surgery painful?

Is breast augmentation surgery painful?

Moderately: Discomfort after breast augmentation surgery varies but most patients will need prescription strength pain medication for about 3 days. ...Read more

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Is breast surgery safe?

Is breast surgery safe?

Possible risks : There are risks to crossing the street or flying in an airplane and, of course, there are risks to any surgical procedure. These risks can occur regardless of surgeon or technique. These include but are not limited to: infection, hematoma, discomfort, wound breakdown, hypertrophic scar formation, asymmetry, unfavorable healing, implant infection exposure, rupture, deflation, palpability, visibili. ...Read more

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How safe is breast augmentation surgery?

How safe is breast augmentation surgery?

Very safe: Breast implants are the most studied device that surgeons place in a patients body. The institute of medicine study and over 400 peer reviewed studies all show that implants are safe. If they were not, we would not put them in. Best to speak with your board certified plastic surgeon. He/she will answer your questions. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read more

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Which is better for breast reconstruction fat grafting or alloderm?

Which is better for breast reconstruction fat grafting or alloderm?

Neither: Many plastic surgeons, myself included, use acellular dermal matrix grafts (generic phrase for alloderm) and fat grafting. They are usually used at different stages of breast reconstruction though circumstances may dictate using both. Neither one is "better" as they often serve different purposes. ...Read more

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Is it ok in islam to receive surgery such as a breast reduction or breast lift?

Is it ok in islam to receive surgery such as a breast reduction or breast lift?

Ask your Imam.: This question is best answered by an imam or other practitioner of islam. Doctors do operations for medical/cosmetic indications. Ultimately, it depends on the patient's depth of faith and the depth of the patient's family's faith. There are catholics that have abortions and jehovah's witnesses that accept blood transfusions. The person you have to really ask is yourself. ...Read more

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Breast augmentation when is it safe to fly after a breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation when is it safe to fly after a breast augmentation?

1 week: In my practice we want our patients to wait 1 week before they fly or travel. Although with restrictions, it is safe to take a fight approx 1 week after surfer and you will be a lot more comfortable at the 1 week point as well. ...Read more

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Is a breast revision more costly than a breast augmentation?

Is a breast revision more costly than a breast augmentation?

Depends on degree: This really depends on the degree of the correction required. Breast revision can vary from simple procedures performed in 30 minutes or less under local anesthesia to more complicated procedures requiring new implants/graft materials, staged operations and general anesthesia. This may range from $500 to $20, 000 or more. ...Read more

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Is plastic surgery for lip augmentation safe?

Is plastic surgery for lip augmentation safe?

Yes: Lip augmentation is a procedure that can give you fuller and plumper lips. The most common method is injectable dermal fillers. Side effects include minor swelling, bruising, redness, and minor bleeding at the injection sites. Fat grafting is less commonly performed due to its unpredictable results Silicone implants (not injection) can offer permanent lip augmentation. Consult with your doctor ...Read more

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What are the current breast reconstruction techniques after breast cancer surgery?

What are the current breast reconstruction techniques after breast cancer surgery?

Flap or implant: Basically - you can use your own tissue or reconstruct with a breast implant. There are several options when your own tissue is used including tram (uses the rectus muscle in the abdomen with attached skin and fat), latissimus (the muscle going from shoulder to back - usually for relatively small defects), diep (uses skin and fat on abdomen, but preserves the muscle). ...Read more

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Which is more expensive: breast reduction or augmentation?

Which is more expensive: breast reduction or augmentation?

It depends: Since breast reductions involved more cutting and sewing, they typically cost more than augmentations. Since they are often covered by insurance because the weight causes symptoms, however, your costs will be less than augmentation. I like to do reductions more than augments so i charge my non-insurance patients less than I do augments but it takes longer so the costs turn out the same. ...Read more

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Are there any risks to breast re-construction surgery after mastectomy?

Are there any risks to breast re-construction surgery after mastectomy?

If you are in: Reasonably good health , no other systemic problem , it is reasonably low risk procedure (s) , will give you psychological boost to you , will elevate your self esteem , please consult a plastic surgeon for more information , the benefits you already know and the risks ...Read more

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Is a butt augmentation using implants safe and common?

Is a butt augmentation using implants safe and common?

Yes: Gluteal implants are an excellent option for thinner patients wanting a more curvaceous derrière. They are safe when performed by a well trained surgeon although they still carry a higher complication rate than breast implants. Sientra, the manufacturer, will only sell them to plastic surgeons rather than any surgeon to try and minimize complications. ...Read more

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What is involved with post mastectomy breast reconstruction?

What is involved with post mastectomy breast reconstruction?

Multiple steps: There are several reconstructive options which can be performed at the same time as mastectomy or any time later. Not everyone is a candidate for immediate reconstruction. Options range from breast implants to "flap" surgery which use the patient's own tissue to recreate a "natural", warm, soft breast. The nipple and areola can also be reconstructed. Typically more than one surgery is required. ...Read more

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