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How long is the recovery period after breast implants, until you can go jogging again?

How long is the recovery period after breast implants, until you can go jogging again?

Three weeks: Discomfort is mild and should resolve within seven to ten days. Most women can drive in three to five days, at which point they no longer require pain tablets. Most women take one to two weeks off of work. You are not allowed to do any lifting or exercise for the first three weeks. ...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


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How much are breast implants? How much do breast implants cost and what is the recovery period like after the surgery?

How much are breast implants? How much do breast implants cost and what is the recovery period like after the surgery?

It varies: The recovery from breast augmentation is usually 1-2 weeks although you should avoid high impact exercizes and activities for a month. Most patients need a 3-4 days to rest and are back to work in a week. But expect to have tenderness for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Breast Implants: Recommend to see the surgeon who put them in, if possible or another surgeon to remove them. Yes, it is okay to remove them now, if you are not breastfeeding. Surgery SHOULD not be long, unless a lot of adhesions or complications. Good Luck. ...Read more

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I got breast implants back in 2004....Is there a time frame where you should have them replaced?

I got breast implants back in 2004....Is there a time frame where you should have them replaced?

Breast implants: There is no hard fast rule about having breast implants exchanged. They are technically not permanent implants but unless there is a problem or you need a lift/size change there is no true need to replace them. Many women will decide to change them for size, if they develop capsular contracture (scarring around the implant), or at the same time as a lift. ...Read more

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Can I have breast implants at the same time as my tummy tuck? Is it possible and/or advisable to have breast implants at the same time as my tummy tuck? .

Can I have breast implants at the same time as my tummy tuck? Is it possible and/or advisable to have breast implants at the same time as my tummy tuck?

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Yes, but: A given plastic surgeon may legitimately feel the answer is 'no' especially once individual circumstances are considered. Both procedures have post-op pain, but the physiological burden for a healthy patient is not too much. I have done the augmentation thru the tummy tuck incision under certain circumstances... ...Read more

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Are breast implants safe?

Yes: Breast augmentation with saline and silicone gel breast implants is very safe. When choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation , make sure they are board certified. A good place to look for a plastic surgeon in your area is to go to www.Plasticsurgery.Org. Information on breast augmentation, and multiple plastic surgery procedures can be found. ...Read more

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How safe is breast implants?

How safe is breast implants?

Safety of implants: Breast implants are very safe. Complications from breast augmentation surgery are uncommon. FDA approved implants are either saline-filled, which the body absorbs naturally in case of a puncture, or silicone-gel filled, which is the second generation of silicone-filled implants. In case of a punctured silicone-gel implant the silicone is made so that it remains in place even if punctured. ...Read more

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Is getting breast implants safe?

Is getting breast implants safe?

Yes: As with all surgery, there are some risks with having an operation. However, breast augmentation is a very safe procedure. I recommend you see a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery to discuss in more detail. ...Read more

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What are the best breast implants?

What are the best breast implants?

Experience Counts: There are three FDA approved breast implant manufacturers in the US- Allergan, Mentor, and Sientra. All are excellent implants with a great safety record. The key to a great result is picking the right size and shape for your body type, and having a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has a practice devoted primarily to cosmetic breast surgery perform your procedure. I hope this helps ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Pack
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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