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I have no meniscus cartilage in my knee - is there an implant available?

I have no meniscus cartilage in my knee - is there an implant available?

Yes: Most patients do well with nonoperative treatment. A small number of patients are candidates for a meniscal transplant. Some will go on to need a partial or full knee replacement. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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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Docs please tell, are there any meniscus implants to prevent onset of osteoarthritis in injured, stable knee after partial meniscectomy? To keep running

Docs please tell, are there any meniscus implants to prevent onset of osteoarthritis in injured, stable knee after partial meniscectomy? To keep running

Yes: Yes, the short answer is that meniscal transplants are available. It is really more an issue of what your specific problem is and what treatment options would be best for you. Discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a cadaver acl, plastic miniscus & torn mcl. I recently aggravated my knee and have fluid & tight hamstring. Any home txs? No insurance

I have a cadaver acl, plastic miniscus & torn mcl. I recently aggravated my knee and have fluid & tight hamstring. Any home txs? No insurance

Ice, nsaids: Iyou obviously had a major knee procedure
im not sure how it was paid if you have no
insurance
anyway I would recommend ice and NSAID meds
i would hold off on exercises for awhile to let
the swelling calm down
you may need a cortsione injection. ...Read more

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Do facial plastic implants feel strange?

Do facial plastic implants feel strange?

Facial implants: No, they should not. You should feel some fullness immediately around the implant, but there should not be any strange nerve sensations, numbness, shooting pains etc. ...Read more

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Textured vs smooth silicone gel implants I have small breasts, size aa, and do not have too much breast tissue, my plastic surgeon recommended I use textured because I will getting my implants done abroad in s. Korea and will not have time to receive mass

Textured vs smooth silicone gel implants I have small breasts, size aa, and do not have too much breast tissue, my plastic surgeon recommended I use textured because I will getting my implants done abroad in s. Korea and will not have time to receive mass

Controversial: Textured implants are popular in europe but not widely used in the usa except for anatomic or cohesive gel shaped implants. They act like velcro and maintain the position of the implant and are associated with a lower risk of capsular contracture. However there may be concerns with traction rippling and in very thin patients, textured implants tend to be more palpable. ...Read more

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What can I expect from plastic surgery for breast implants?

What can I expect from plastic surgery for breast implants?

Larger breasts: Ideally and under the best circumstances, with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, you should expect larger, natural looking and more projecting breasts. ...Read more

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Concaved chest - pectus excavatum, can I have chest implants/plastic surgery?

Concaved chest - pectus excavatum, can I have chest implants/plastic surgery?

Consider all options: Yes, a concave chest may be treated with implants. It is important to consider the underlying cause and ensure that the treatment treats the cause as well as the cosmetic appearance. ...Read more

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If a women gets plastic surgery for botched breast implants will her insurance cover it?

Probably Not.: Best to assume that your health insurance company will not cover any procedure related to breast augmentation surgery. It would be wise to have a personal “fund”, understanding that most patients who undergo breast augmentation surgery will likely need additional surgery at some point in their lives. There is however no standard “exchange period” for breast implants. ...Read more

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If breast implants are never meant to be used to please a partner, why would a very reputable plastic surgeon put them in, no questions asked?

If breast implants are never meant to be used to please a partner, why would a very reputable plastic surgeon put them in, no questions asked?

Best to Ask: Since most plastic surgeons work hard to achieve patient satisfaction, inquiring about a patient's motivation to proceed with any operation is very important. For example, if a patient is not “internally motivated”, it is highly likely that the patient will end up dissatisfied with the outcome of the procedure. For example larger breasts do not fix relationships for any significant period of time. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can I travel after breast plastic surgery? Is it safe? Is that true about explosion of implants if travel by air? Can I wear regular bras after 2 weeks?

Can I travel after breast plastic surgery? Is it safe? Is that true about explosion of implants if travel by air? Can I wear regular bras after 2 weeks?

NMS but: It is generally a good idea to have a follow-up with the surgeon post-op in case of complications. Your recovery depends on how extensive and complicated the surgery is (augmentation vs reduction) You need to pose these questions to the surgeon. ...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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Why would a plastic surgeon put you on singulair (montelukast) after breast implants?

Singulair (montelukast): The medication has been shown to decrease capsular contracture rate in breast augmentation surgery. However, it is rare to use it as a prophylaxis for capsular contracture before it occurs. The medication is typically used to treat early capsular contracture when it occurs. Each surgeon has their own preference for postoperative medication regimens. Speak to your surgeon about the med. ...Read more

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I'm going to see a plastic surgeon soon to remove a cyst. Is it also okay to get a breast implant?

Usually yes.: Usually, it is possible to remove benign lesions and undergo breast augmentation surgery at the same time. This is especially true if the “cyst” is located in the vicinity of the incision planned for the breast augmentation procedure. Your plastic surgeon will be able to provide you with more precise advice.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a concaved chest (pectus excavatum) be fixed with chest implants/plastic surgery instead of a hospital operation?

Can a concaved chest (pectus excavatum) be fixed with chest implants/plastic surgery instead of a hospital operation?

It's still surgery: The answer is yes, it can be fixed with implants (not the best solution) and/or plastic surgery. Either procedure is surgery. In the past a procedure called the nuss procedure was used to correct the shape of the rib cage using an implanted metal plate and I assume you are referring to this procedure. Recently fat injections have been used to correct minor deformities. ...Read more

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When consulting plastic surgeons for a breast lift 5 out of 5 recommended I get implants with the lift, why is this when I didn't even want implants?

When consulting plastic surgeons for a breast lift 5 out of 5 recommended I get implants with the lift, why is this when I didn't even want implants?

Breast lifts alone: Unless you asked for a larger size, I'm puzzled to as to why you are told you need implants. No one needs implants but if you wanted more fullness in the upper poles or a much perkier and fuller look, implants may be needed to accomplish that. There are ways to avoid implants but you must be willing to accept the results that come from not using implants. Look up rubin mastopexy. ...Read more

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Is it okay to talk about getting breast implants with my plastic surgeon?

Is it okay to talk about getting breast implants with my plastic surgeon?

Yes: A plastic surgeon will be able describe all aspects if the surgery, including risks and benefits. You will also be able to view before and after photos, as well as the implants themselves. ...Read more

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I only wanted a breast lift and consulted 5 board certified plastic surgeons. All recommended implants with lift. I regret the implants. Were they wrong?

Breast lift only: If you have adequate native tissues and do not require bulging upper poles, a breast lift alone is adequate. If you wanted fake looks or more fullness and volume, implants are needed. What do you really want? And are you clearly communicating this to your surgeons? The rubin mastopexy can do a great result with your own tissues but is a radical procedure. ...Read more

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What happens if a contraceptive implant is left in to long? Effects? Complitications? Details: 3yrs platic implant 4cm. 4+ months past removal date.

What happens if a contraceptive implant is left in to long? Effects? Complitications? Details: 3yrs platic implant 4cm. 4+ months past removal date.

It will most likely: Loose it's efficacy so you won't be protected against pregnancy, I recommend using condoms until you replace it or start a different form of birth control. Good luck! ...Read more

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Due to arrythmia, I had a defibulator implanted 8 years ago. My ejection fraction is now normal. Would it be safe to have plastic surgery done?

Due to arrythmia, I had a defibulator implanted 8 years ago. My ejection fraction is now normal. Would it be safe to have plastic surgery done?

Maybe: It depends on what kind of plastic surgery you are contemplating. Many plastic surgical procedures can be performed under local anesthesia with a minimal health risk. Larger procedures may be dangerous in the setting of certain heart conditions. You should ask your plastic surgeon and cardiologist if surgery is safe for you. ...Read more

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Besides plastoc surgery for breast implants is there any else I can take to large my breadt like pills or something?

Besides plastoc surgery for breast implants is there any else I can take to large my breadt like pills or something?

Bigger breasts: Unfortunately not - there are products out that that help develop the pectoralis muscles - the muscle under the breast but nothing to develop the breast. There is no prescription medication that I am aware of that will cause breast growth. Sorry - the only real option is surgery. ...Read more

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I am a runner but have a meniscus tear, my doctor thinks it’s degenerative from use, and age. Is that true?

I am a runner but have a meniscus tear, my doctor thinks it’s degenerative from use, and age. Is that true?

Degenerative meniscu: Tears are more common than may think. We often blame a job or an activity on these tears of the knee cartilage but degenerative teers are very very common ...Read more

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Does 'mild extrusion of the medial meniscus" (U/s report) benefit from surgery? I'm 72, female and an active walker.

Meniscus: As the body ages, degenerative (or age-related) changes of the meniscus are common, including tears and varying degrees of "extrusion" (or bulging out). It is unlikely that surgery would be of significant long term benefit, unless you have frequent locking or catching of the knee along the medial (inside) area. Recommend continuing your active walking and consulting with an orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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What is a pinched meniscus?

What is a pinched meniscus?

Bone spur.: That's a vague term. It could be getting pinched by a bone spur, or a loose body in the knee. ...Read more

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How does a meniscus get torn?

How does a meniscus get torn?

Many ways: Twisting injuries typically cause a meniscus tear. However, as we age, degenerative tears can also occur. Surgery is usually only indicated for acute injuries where the exam, symptoms, and MRI suggest that the meniscus tear is causing pain, or the torn tissue is blocking full range of motion. ...Read more