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Is it safe to get breast implants if I have type 1 diabetes?

Is it safe to get breast implants if I have type 1 diabetes?

Yes: 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

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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Can a type 1 diabetic safely get her breast implants?

Can a type 1 diabetic safely get her breast 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

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Having type 2 diabetes and getting breast implants how safe is it?

Having type 2 diabetes and getting breast implants how safe is it?

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

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At what age is it safe to get breast implants?

At what age is it safe to get breast implants?

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

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Is it safe to get breast implants while on mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control?

Is it safe to get breast implants while on mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control?

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

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Is it safe to get ipl done under the arm with breast implants?

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

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What is the minimum age that one is allowed to get breast implants in asia?

In the US ...: I'm sorry but I do not know the answer for surgery in asia, but in the United States, women must be 18 years old to get saline implants or 22 years old to get silicone implants. ...Read more

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Are saline breast implants safer than silicone? I'm debating which to get.

Are saline breast implants safer than silicone? I'm debating which to get.

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

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Dr. Otto Placik
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Breast Implants (Definition)

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


Dr. Louis Gallia
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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