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Leaking Silicone Breast Implants Side Effects
Cohesiveness?: Silicone implants vary in the consistency of the filling gel. This is known as the degree of cohesiveness. If you suspected a rupture, you would have to go for imaging such as an MRI or ultrasound becuase most ruptured modern silicone implants will maintain their shape which is known as a silent rupture. Failure to treat a ruptured silicone implant may lead to foreign body granuloma formation. ...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
If you were to have silicon breast implants and they started leaking how fast would you need to have them removed?
Sooner than later: While not an emergency, they should be removed when you are fit enough to do so. Call your local board certified plastic surgeon. They will guide you through this. ...Read more
Breast Implant feel: Silicone gel implants integrate better with breast tissue and feel more natural and softer. Saline implants are filled with salt water and are not as soft. This is more noticeable in patients with thinner tissues. Occasionally patients with saline implants also can feel a "slosh" from fluid "movement" within the implant shell; however, this is rare. ...Read more
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No but.....: There is no direct link but there are concerns with the potential for implants to interfere with the detection of cancer. Particularly using mammograms. Special views (eklund) must be obtained. Alhtough there may be a delay in diagnosis, there has not been shown to be any effect on survival. With mri, surveillance is improved and may supplant mammography. As stated, alcl may be increased but rare. ...Read more
Possible not probabl: While I have removed intact implants that have been in for over 35 years, it is unlikely that at your age (29), current implants with last for your percieved life span. Therefore, while it is possible, it is more likely that you will require removal and replacement for a variety of different reasons including rupture but not limited to size change or scarring or shape change with aging. ...Read more
Dow Corning + Cronin: Dow corning corporation (no longer in existence) is attributed with producing the first widely available silicone breast implants as well as silicone for other medical devices under the clinical guidance of dr. S cronin and gerow in 1961. A loosely based entertaining story on the history starred david shwimmer and is called "breast men ". ...Read more
18: Try waiting to 20 if you can. ...Read more
NO LOGICAL REASON: Other than administrative bureaucrats making this decision. I have had the same question when 21 years seems to be the age of consent for all other adult behaviors. It appears that the fda wants to give adult women one more year to think about it. There is no logical reason for this arbitrary cutoff. ...Read more
Off label: This would be an off label use but it can be done. Your doctor should give you this information and document it. You should acknowledge that you have been given the information by signing the consent form. ...Read more
Both/ neither: While both are "effective" at making your breasts larger, silicone implants are far superior to saline in a number of ways. The pain involved is mostly related to whether the implants are placed in front of the muscle or behind the muscle. If using silicone, because of the natural feel and lack of ripples, it is possible to place the implant in from of the muscle, so less painful! ...Read more
No evidence: There is no evidence that shows that breast feeding a child when you have silicone implants in place, will cause any problems whatsoever to your child. This is an incredibly common procedure world-wide and you should not be concerned about this as a problem. You should discuss other more common potential problems with your plastic surgeon prior to having this procedure done. ...Read more
Dr. Went with 700cc silicone breast implants because of my torso size. Still unhappy. Want to go w/ 800 saline. How much of a difference will it make?
Little: It increases the volume very little; you need to talk to your plastic surgeon to decide what is the optimal outcome you seek. ...Read more
Why are silicone breast implants back on the market? I remember when silicone breast implants were taken off the market back in the 1990s. It surprised me when I learned that silicone is once again being used in implants. Is the silicone used now differen
I had 30 yr old ruptured silicone breast implants removed (under muscle) December 2016 and they did not repair the muscle so will the muscle heal?
This is a long and detailed discussion. While these implants are relatively safe, all surgery carries risksyou may also want to review the fda position statement on this subject: http://www. Fda. Gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/breastimplants/default. Htm
the benefits are the improvement in self-esteem and self-confidence that you will feel with your new figure. ...Read more
Had silicone breast implants 5 months ago, and now my liver enzymes are elevated does this have anything to do with the surgery?
Liver Enzymes: The liver is the chemical processing plant of your body. Whenever you consume alcohol or certain substances the liver enzymes can become elevated. Other causes may be infections, gallstones, or other issues. See your primary care doctor to begin you investigation. Implants are unlikely to be the cause. ...Read more
I have silicone breast implants. Is a mammogram just as good as an MRI to check for breast cancer?
What side effects can I expect from breast implants? What are some of the most common side effects involved with breast implants? Is there any correlation between breast cancer and implants?
Get removed: There has been much made about the risk of ruptured silicone implants. The recommendation from the fda is to have any ruptured silicone implants removed. New implants can be placed at the same operation. I am not aware of any studies that show major problems or tests for silicone toxicity. Even with that, see a board certified plastic surgeon to consider removal of the implants and silicone. ...Read more
Leaking implant: Yes, if he presses hard enough. If you have a leak, you should be visiting your plastic surgeon for surgical removal and repair. ...Read more
Not an emergency: But most plastic surgeons will advice a patient to have this corrected sooner than later. The silicone gel (or saline) is not toxic. The leak may be contained in the capsule the body has formed around the implant or it may extrude outside the capsule and leak into the breast tissue. This is not dangerous but the longer waiting can make the plastic surgeon's job a little more difficult. ...Read more
No relationship: Silicon breast implants are inert and have no effect on ms, and vice versa, the ms has no effect on the breast implant either. Talk to a plastic surgeon regarding the implant, and, see a neurologist to keep control of ms. ...Read more
This is a long and detailed discussion. While these implants are relatively safe, all surgery carries risksyou may also want to review the 60 page fda position statement on this subject: http://www. Fda. Gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/breastimplants/default. Htm
although saline implants are perceived to have less risks they differ for medical/cosmetic concern. ...Read more
Had a baby in April would like to remove breast implants that are silicone under the muscle. How long will surgery take? Recovery? Can I do it now?
I have breast implants (silicone gel) for 10 years now and I feel something similar to air bubbles on both my breasts. Is there something to worry about?
Sometimes: This is not likely due to air bubbles, but may be a sign that the pocket around the implants is tightening. It may be something that can be safely ignored, but if it is bothering you, it can be fixed. If it is something to worry about, it can be brought to a quick resolution with a quick check-up with your plastic surgeon, or any board certified plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more
Will silicone implants used in a cheek augmentation provide a better shape than other options? I'm considering using silicone implants for my cheek augmentation, are they made from the same material as breast implants, or are they more durable? .
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
What happens when a women have breast implants silicone and then she's having a baby years later?
Breast Changes: How a woman's breasts change (with or without previous breast augmentation) during and after pregnancy varies greatly. Most women will experience a decrease in breast size (involutional hypoplasia) and some degree of breast “droop". Generally, the breast implants remain unchanged. Sometimes, patients benefit from “revisionary” breast surgery after pregnancy. Most are able to breast-feed. ...Read more
What to do if I want to get breast implants, probably silicone under the muscle. How strong are they?
5months post op from breast implants silicone under the muscle and have stinging pain in right breast. Is this normal? Could it it have ruptured?
What to do if I am getting breast implants in three weeks I don't know what to get silicone or saline.?
Pros and Cons:
Both are acceptable. For silicone:
PROS: Less of an edge, so harder to "feel" them when touching breast; no rippling; lighter; "more natural" contour (slopes down at top) -- this varies
CONS: Require slightly larger incision, not size-adjustable, cost more (about $1000 depending on brand/size/type), requires MRIs in future for breast screening instead of mammograms.
IF YOU ARE NOT SURE -- WAIT! ...Read more
Rupture: The most common risk with silicone implants that are not replaced would be rupture. Ruptured implants can lead to capsular contracture and spread of the silicone into the breast tissue and possibly lymph nodes. Silicone implants should be replaced at around the ten year mark as recommended by the manufacturers. ...Read more
Any man made product will eventually wear out, break or stop working. Implants are no exception - when they get old, the shell becomes more brittle, and more likely to tear. Whatever is inside (saline or silicone) can then leak out.
So, implants are not "lifetime devices". They have to be replaced at some point in the future. ...Read more
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