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Is It Safe To Get Breast Implants If I Have Type 1 Diabetes
If your diabetes is well controlled and your overall health is otherwise good, then it should be safe for you to get breast implants. I generally look at the degree of sugar control and any other extenuating factors to make this decision.
If there is nothing else to complicate your surgery, then you should be good to go. ...Read more
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
I was diagnosed with severe sun damage on lower lip. In the end of December, I treated it with Aldara for eight weeks. I got a biopsy done today and one spot is not cleared. I am getting breast implants on February, 6th. Is it safe to get the implants?
SAFE w preparation: The risk of surgery is no greater for breast implants in diabetic individuals as any other procedure in a diabetic patient. The same concerns such as wound healing or infection are present and should be addressed. Tight control of the diabetes as well as close peri-operative monitoring of blood sugars with management guided by your physicians, surgeons, and anesthesiologist are advised. ...Read more
Breast augmentation: Diabetes can impair wound healing, so you want to make sure your blood sugars are in the normal range both before and after surgery. The good news is that you are dealing with a small incision, but make sure you are medically cleared from your primary doctor before undergoing surgery. ...Read more
18, but...: Breast augmentation done for “cosmetic” purposes is FDA approved for patients older than 18. However, there are cases where breast surgery is done for patients under the age of 18; these patients usually present with congenital breast anomalies and/or significant breast asymmetry. Best to seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience... ...Read more
Yes: Most plastic surgeons feel comfortable performing breast augmentation surgery while patients remain on birth control medications. However, although controversial, some plastic surgeons are also concerned about the potential for deep venous thrombosis (clots), which may be a greater risk for patients who are on certain types of oral contraceptives. ...Read more
Yes, it is safe!: Intense pulsed light treatments are broadband (full spectrum), and do not use lasers (single wavelength) or ionizing (ultraviolet or x-ray) wavelengths. They are for pigmented and vascular lesions (superficial ones) and sometimes hair reduction. These energies do not penetrate beyond a mm or two, so your implants will not be affected in any way. The same applies to laser hair removal-perfectly ok! ...Read more
Saline vs Silicone: Right now, both are considered safe by the FDA. Know that BOTH saline and implants have an outer silicone shell. Both have similar risk of capsular contracture, infection and scarring. Silicone implants feel more like real breasts. However, when placed behind the pectoralis muscle, it's difficult to tell the difference. In-depth Plastic Surgery consultation is recommended to find out what's best ...Read more
Think my breast implants make me look heavy, should I get them removed with no replacement or switched to smaller ones?
Sometimes, if the: Breast size is too large, it can look bulky, particularly when the breast implants are very wide, and extending past the side of the rib cage. You might consider downsizing the implants, and perhaps a lift. Best to see a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss the details. ...Read more
I want to get breast implants, I lack confidence because of my breasts, but I suffer from graves' disease, would it be safe?
It should be: Having said that, true active grave's disease can effect your blood pressure and cardiac function. It is important to have this under control at the time of undergoing general anesthesia. If this is the case, you should have no concerns about proceeding and the surgery should otherwise proceed uneventfully with risks comparable to any other individual. ...Read more
Get fully informed: People with diabetes of any type should consult with both an internist and a surgeon before undergoing elective surgery (such as breast augmentation). In general, they are at higher risk of some complications from the procedure like infection as well as more likely to have problems with wound healing, etc. I will share this question with doctors who care for patients with conditions like diabetes. ...Read more
Consult your doctor: You should consult your cardiologist as well as your plastic surgeon, in order to help make your decision. ...Read more
Sure: Many breast augmentations are done on women with essentially no breast tissue. See a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery to evaluate the options in your specific case. ...Read more
It is perfectly fine to get breast implants if you have an implantable defibrillator. You simply need to have the defibrillator turned off during the surgery so that the cautery does not interfere with it. This can usually be done very quickly prior to the surgery; the device is then turned back on once the surgery is complete.
I hope that helps! ...Read more
Can you nurse with breast implants? If I get breat implants and then get pregnant, will I still be able to breast feed?
You can but risks?: The ability to nurse depends on whether the ductal system was interrupted or nerve supply to the nipple may have been compromised. However, that is usually rare, and in most instances, women with a straightforward breast aug particularly if performed through the crease incision, are able to nurse. The next question is: if you can, should you? That is more difficult and there is great controversy. ...Read more
Breast Aug under age: Under certain conditions such as reconstructive breast surgery to correct asymmetry or deformity, with your parents permission, or if emancipated it may be possible to have breast implants. Most important is to have a full consulation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Most will recommend that you wait until your breasts are fully developed. ...Read more
I'm going under the knife for breast implants in one week. What are some things I need to know for the weeks that are to come?
Patients require a period of 2 to 4 days of rest and family/friends' care after breast augmentation surgery. Gradual resumption of diet, appropriate use of medications, limitation of strenuous activity etc. Will all be part of the first week “agenda” after surgery. Your plastic surgeon will guide you when it comes to specific “do's and don'ts”.
Best wishes for a smooth recovery. ...Read more
What happens if one of my breast implants hardens and the other doesn’t? Do both need to be removed?
Implant won't harden: Implants don't get hard, ever. But the scar around them can tighten, thicken, and make the breast feel quite firm (capsular contracture--cc). When cc occurs, it can be due to an old silicone implant rupture (the newest ones don't leak and rupture rarely), bleeding around one side, bacteria (not infection) around one side, such as from dental work, etc. If old replace both. If new, correct the cc! ...Read more
I have breast implants (from2005) and one breast is suddenly much larger. It may be because it got compressed by a tight top and strong onesided hug? They were semmetrical and now one is bigger!
MD Consult ASAP!:
Your particular situation may be the result of a variety of benign problems and conditions, and some that are less benign.
One in particular is associated with textured breast implants. Your board certified plastic surgeon will be able to start your workup with an appropriate physical examination and order some tests that will shine some light on the issue.
Do not delay + best wishes! ...Read more
Breast implants, butt implants, and love handles lipo suction. Could all of these be done in one operation?
Not usually advised: The recovery following butt implants can be problematic as many surgeons request that you not sleep on your back for two weeks. This can be extremely difficult because it will be nearly impossible for your to sleep on your stomach following most breast implant procedures, leaving you to recover on your sides only. I would not typically advise simultaneous breast and butt surgery. ...Read more
How is uneveness handled in plastic surgery when breast implants are done. One side uneven and the other breast has lost "lift" how is surgery done?
Breast symmetry: No one is exactly symmetrical. A plastic surgeon will do his/her best to make the breasts appear as symmetrical as possible. To do so may require using implants of different sizes and/or lifting the breasts different amounts. ...Read more
I my 1st breast implants 34 yrs ago. This yr. I've had removed, replace b/c ruptures. Left breast is fine. 2 more b/c infected. I am looking at 3 options. Which one would you pick.
If: If I understand correctly, you have had 2 infections involving your right breast? Were the implants removed each time? If you had an infection that involved the implant, you will need to have the implant removed and left out for a period of time to allow the tissues to heal. I would normally wait at least 3 months before considering replacing an implant after an infection. I would really need more information to give you any detailed advice. However, there is really no reason why you should not be able to have a successful outcome but it may take time/. ...Read more
No: The saline released when a saline breast implant leaks is water with enough salt added to match the saltiness of the body. It is absorbed quickly, just like you drank some water, and leaves no residual. If you are stressed out about it, this might contribute to missing a period, but other reasons should be ruled out by your ob/gyn, especially if you are usually regular. ...Read more
Yes: Your breasts will change with age regardless if you have implants or don't. What I tell patients who ask about implants and droop is the following: if you have implants and your twin sister does not, and 30 years go by and you have them removed, both of you will look normal, but you will be more droopy than your sister. Droop is something that can be corrected at the time of implants. ...Read more
Possibly: Yes. It is possible to alter or affect breast growth. A mature breast size may not yet have been achieved and further growth may occur. Possible damage to nerves or the breast ducts may also occur although this can occur at any age. ...Read more
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