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Breast augmentation: you and your plastic surgeon should make 7 decisions before your procedure:

Breast augmentation: you and your plastic surgeon should make 7 decisions before your procedure:

Breast Enhancement: 1. Size 2.Saline vs silicone vs fat 3. Incision site 4. Under vs over the muscle 5. Smooth vs textured 6. Lift vs no lift 7. Anatomic vs round implants. ...Read more

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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


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What are good questions to ask during plastic surgery counseling?

What are good questions to ask during plastic surgery counseling?

Whatever you think: In addition to the other answers given here, do not hesitate to ask any question that comes to mind. The only bad question is the one you don't ask. ...Read more

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What are the questions to ask doctor about a mentoplasty (chin implant or chin augmentation)?

What are the questions to ask doctor about a mentoplasty (chin implant or chin augmentation)?

Chin implant: You should ask the material being used, if the implant is being fixed to none or placed in a pocket, and where the incision will be. Also check the cost as it is not usually covered by insurance. ...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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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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To talk to a plastic surgeon would it cost me just to ask questions and discuss my options and process?

To talk to a plastic surgeon would it cost me just to ask questions and discuss my options and process?

Usually: Most plastic surgeons charge a fee (usually in the $50-100 range) for an evaluation. Most will credit that towards any surgical procedures resulting from that consultation. Even if it steers you away from the surgeon, it's money well spent. ...Read more

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What questions should I ask the doctor before ankle reconstruction surgery?

What questions should I ask the doctor before ankle reconstruction surgery?

See below: How many have they done? What happens the day of surgery? What is the post op treatment plan? When can you drive? Risks/benefits. ...Read more

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What questions to ask a dentist about dentures?

What questions to ask a dentist about dentures?

Almost anything you can think of.: How much will it hurt. How much will it cost. How long will it take. Will I be able to eat normally again. How do I keep the denture clean. Those are just a few things that pop into my head ...Read more

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What is your opinion about breast augmentation?

What is your opinion about breast augmentation?

Safe procefure: Breast augmentation is generally a safe and effective outpatient procedure and if done by a qualified plastic surgeon can be done with minimal complications. Any surgery carries risks of infection and bleeding but these are quite rare. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do I ask more than one surgeon if liposuction/fat transfer questions and concerns ?

Do I ask more than one surgeon if liposuction/fat transfer questions and concerns ?

May be good idea: Getting second opinions are often helpful to gather broad information and details, plus gives you a chance to get comfortable with the practice that provides good, understandable, and useful answers. Your confidence in having seen more than one physician is important. Surgeons have different backgrounds, opinions, and skill level. Communication is very important in helping you decide. ...Read more

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Where can I get information about breast augmentation surgeons work?

Where can I get information about breast augmentation surgeons work?

Website: While you may look at the individual surgeon's website, the american society of plastic surgery or the american society for aesthetic plastic surgery are good places to start. Also, it does help to review websites where the doctor is reviewed by fellow patients. ...Read more

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What to do about hip implant removal doctor opinion?

What to do about hip implant removal doctor opinion?

Board certified: Look for a board certified orthopedic surgeon who specialized in hip surgery - specifically, a hip surgeon who does a lot of revision (re-do) cases. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about regretted breast silicon implant surgery?

Can you tell me about regretted breast silicon implant surgery?

No, but...: Sorry, but your question is much too general to address appropriately here. Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to address your questions/concerns. Best wishes. ...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?

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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What are good questions to ask an oncologist that specializes in breast cancer?

What are good questions to ask an oncologist that specializes in breast cancer?

Stage of breast canc: You must ask what is the stage of the breast cancer. Aslo ask what is the prognosis in terms of long term survival and of course what are the various options of treatment and their pros and cons. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breast implant removal surgery?

Can you tell me about breast implant removal surgery?

BreastImplantRemoval: Women may decide for various reasons that they are ready for removal of breast implants. Breast implant removal is a straightforward procedure, but the decision must be made whether a breast lift is also desired, as breast implants stretch the breast skin over time, and after implant removal, the remaining breast tissue can appear loose and saggy. Discuss options with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Whipple IRE Open Surgery: What questions should I expect to answer when meeting with the anesthesiologist at the preop consultation?

Whipple IRE Open Surgery: What questions should I expect to answer when meeting with the anesthesiologist at the preop consultation?

Options and Risks: You should be asking about the options available for the planned surgery (spinal, general, and possibly others) and what the risks are for each option. Your anesthesiologist should be able to discuss this in detail with you so you can make an informed decision about your surgery. If you have allergies, take medications, or have medical problems make sure your anesthesiologist knows about them. ...Read more

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What questions should a person ask the doctor about minimally invasive heart surgery?

What questions should a person ask the doctor about minimally invasive heart surgery?

Results: Ask how many procedures they have done, what there results have been, where they dd their training for example. ...Read more

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How would you check a plastic surgeon's malpractice record?

Check State Website: Most states have a board of medicine website and the licenses and disciplinary actions against doctors are listed on the website. Check your state board of medicine. ...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?

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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Why would a plastic surgeon put you on singulair (montelukast) after breast implants?

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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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'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 anyone recommend a good breast surgeon in sydney nsw, I want to get breast implants, please incl all costs?

Can anyone recommend a good breast surgeon in sydney nsw, I want to get breast implants, please incl all costs?

Many Resources.: A good place to start may be the australian society of plastic surgeons. I would suggest that you seek consultation with well experienced plastic surgeons whose practice concentrates on aesthetic breast surgery. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and ( preferably) see/talk to previous patients who have had the procedure performed by the same surgeon. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it true removing breast implants is very simple, yet finding a surgeon who is expierences in removals are more difficult then ones to put them in?

Is it true removing breast implants is very simple, yet finding a surgeon who is expierences in removals are more difficult then ones to put them in?

Simple: The operation to remove breast implants is simple, but it is surgery and comes with all the usual surgical risks. The challenge with breast implant removal is the post operative results. Unlike breast reduction, breast implant removal does not tighten the skin, if anything support is removed with the implant. A breast lift can often lead to improved results, esp. W/ large implants & small breasts. ...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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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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Is it true that we should change breast implants after 15 years from the plastic surgery?

Is it true that we should change breast implants after 15 years from the plastic surgery?

No, unless . . . : There is no hard and fast rule as replacing implants, so if you're still happy and they're functioning properly, you don't need to replace them until there's a reason to do so. (Such as an issue with the implant, a desire to change, a new gold standard, etc.) The good news is that your recovery should be a bit easier the 2nd time around should you choose (or need) to replace your breast implants. ...Read more

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My breast cup size c plastic surgeon said a breast lift will take me down to an a cup is this true?

My breast cup size c plastic surgeon said a breast lift will take me down to an a cup is this true?

2cups less=reduction: All reductions inherently include a lift but the reverse is not true that isolated breast lifts include a significant reduction in volume.So you may be confusing the two.A board certified plastic surgeon will not be making that error.To clarify, you should go back for a second consultation. If you are trying to go through your insurance then they only allow a breast reduction&that is 2 cups less. ...Read more

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I have a seb keratosis on the side of my L breast -not cancer. It's not big but if I get it removed should I go to my dermat. or a plastic surgeon?

I have a seb keratosis on the side of my L breast -not cancer.  It's not big but if I get  it removed should I go to my dermat.  or a plastic surgeon?

Either one: Many dermatologist are train to remove lesions from the body. Plastic surgeons are as well trained to remove lesions from the body, but they are capable of removing much more complicated lesions with reconstruction of the area. So depend of the size of the lesion and location, you may want to go to a plastic surgeon and even plastic surgeon with different specialty. ...Read more

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Will a plastic surgeon give me a breast reduction if i'm only a b?

Will a plastic surgeon give me a breast reduction if i'm only a b?

Very Unusual: Possible, but would need to be on a individualized basis; in other words, patient motivation needs to be clearly understood ( and reasonable). ...Read more

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Will i need a referral in order to see a surgeon about a breast reduction or can I just go to a plastic surgeon on my own?

Will i need a referral in order to see a surgeon about a breast reduction or can I just go to a plastic surgeon on my own?

Depends...: If you have a ppo insurance or plan to pay “out-of-pocket” then you will be able to see any plastic surgeon you wish. If, on the other hand, you are covered by an hmo insurance, your primary care physician will need to refer you. ...Read more

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How do I go about researching a credible plastic surgeon for tummy tucks (witch hazel) and breast?

How do I go about researching a credible plastic surgeon for tummy tucks (witch hazel) and breast?

Easy: Go web page for asps(american society plastic surgery) or asaps(amer society for aesthetic plastic surgery). The md should a member of one or both. Search w your zip. These mds can use the 3d circle & nefertiti/ triangle logos found on those sites. Any of these will be competent. Next, go for free consult w/ a brief list of questions & trust your gut feelings more than what friends say. ...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?

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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Enlarged, painful breasts. Should I lose weight or just go to plastic surgeon for reduction?

Enlarged, painful breasts. Should I lose weight or just go to plastic surgeon for reduction?

First...: First have your doctor evaluate you to make sure you are ok. Then lose weight to a weight you can maintain long term. At that point, seek a good plastic surgeon if you don't like the way things look . :). ...Read more

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How old do you have to be to get breast implants?

How old do you have to be to get breast implants?

Reason?: For cosmetic purposes the minimum age is 18 for saline and 22 for silicone breast implants. For reconstruction, there is not age limit, but if under 18, consent of you parent or guardian is needed. ...Read more

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Can you get breast implants if you are under age?

Can you get breast implants if you are under age?

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

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How old is too old for a woman to get breast implants?

How old is too old for a woman to get breast implants?

Not age dependent: There is no specific age cut off per se. What matters is the overall health of the patient. Like any completely elective surgery, breast augmentation should not be performed in patients that are high risk for complications because of other medical conditions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to go about getting breast implants?

Can you tell me how to go about getting breast implants?

Do your homework: There are many good surgeons around, but some you wouldn't like. Don't go by an ad. If possible, get a personal recommendation from a friend or relative, or your primary care MD. Make sure the surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Many sugeons offer a free consultation; make sure you're given all the time you need. Ask to see pics of cases with your body type. ...Read more

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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