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Should My Friend Be Concerned About Skydiving With Breast Implants
No: Skydiving with breast implants is no riskier than skydiving without implants, which can be risky itself :). ...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
Do breast implants increase the risk of cancer? My friend just got breast implants. Does having implants effect the chance that she could get breast cancer at some point in the future? Do implants make it easier or harder to detect any lumps?
No: Breast implant do not increase or decrease the risk of having breast cancer. Breast examination should be just like any other woman. When you get a mammography, you need to tell your technician that you have implants so they can have special views. Very little breast tissue may be masked with implants. Feeling lumps can actually be easier because the breast is pushed forward by the implant. ...Read more
Best to be examined by your plastic surgeon. This examination may reveal capsular contraction: thickening of the capsule tissue around the breast implant. There may also be a leak of these silicone breast implant.
Depending on physical examination findings, additional surgery may be necessary.
Best wishes. ...Read more
Not a good technique:
In the past, a few surgeons have used suture material to effectively enhance cup size as an alternative to breast implants. The reason for this varied but generally had to do with the fact that the strings could increase the cup size far larger than the largest implants.
At this point, i don't know of any reputable plastic surgeon performing this technique. ...Read more
Yes: Your breasts will be heavier after implantation, they will sag sooner if you do not wear a bra. I furthermore advise patients to wear a soft sports bra at night. ...Read more
Very Little if Any: Be careful. Breast augmentation surgery is meant to increase breast size, not lift breasts. If a woman has experienced a significant change in position of the breasts and/or position of the nipple/areola complexes, breast lifting is usually necessary. Important to make the correct diagnosis and plan the appropriate surgical procedure; otherwise, you will end up dissatisfied with the outcome. ...Read more
Breast Implant: 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 gel or saline fluid. ...Read more
Live your life: Once patients have satisfactorily healed from having breast implant surgery, i tell them to "live their lives". If plastic surgeons put limitations on people's lifestyles after they had breast implants, patients would not get breast implants. At some point, implants rupture. Unfortunately that is the reality. But studies show they can last many years. ...Read more
Complicated: The only was to answer this is through a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Sorry. ...Read more
Doesn't alter band : Implants generally are not intended to selectively alter your band width which is a reflection of your "rib cage" aka thorax . Implants are generally intended to increase breast volume (cup size) and may incidentally increase the band width. ...Read more
You decide: Please don't let anyone else tell you what to do with your body. A good plastic surgeon should discuss your motivations for surgery as well as your desires -- and it should be done with you alone. You should not allow anyone to make you feel that a surgical procedure is somehow a "deal breaker" for your relationship. Think about this carefully and speak frankly and openly with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Generally not...: 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
Breast implants are the most studied thing we surgically place in a body today. The institute of medicine study, and now over 400 peer reviewed studies show that silicone implants are safe. If they were not, we would not have them in the office. They are not permanent devices. Ask your local board certified plastic surgeon. They should be able to answer your questions.
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Yes: The short answer is yes. However, if you go smaller in size, there may be excess skin that would need to be addressed. This may involve additional incisions. It's best to discuss this with a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more
Synmastia~"Uniboob": Synmastia is generally, but not always, caused by excessive dissection in the midline (sternal area, breastbone) in an attempt to create cleavage . It may occur with either over or under the muscle placement of implants. The best treatment is prevention. Once it occurs, it can be difficult to correct and may require use of other implantable materials such as acellular dermal matrix or other option ...Read more
Of course :
Surgeons will vary in their recommendations and there willbe some difference based in tech issues and implant location. Typically many exercises are permitted by 3 weeks with unrestricted activity by 3 months. However under the muscle implants may be distorted by certain exercises and you may want to avoid these. For a description, see the video below:
http://youtu.Be/ukljd3dqk3u. ...Read more
Yes: While there are special techniques to try and visualize as much of the breast tissue as possible, implants do partially obstruct full evaluation of the breast. This is particularly true when the implants are placed above the pectoralis muscle; it is always best to place these behind the muscle. ...Read more
Approved in the US: The fda has recently approved silimed implants (manufactured in brazil) to be distributed in the us by sientra. The fda has found these to be reliable and safe. Mentor and allergan are the other main implant companies in the us. Mentor manufactures their implants in the us. ...Read more
Most likely: If you are healthy, you are dissatisfied with the size of your breasts, breast augmentation is an option. Be aware that excess weight is an independent risk factor for any surgery, and that changes in weight in the future may affect the size of your breasts, but not your breast implants. ...Read more
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
Spotting only: Normally, there is very little bleeding and bruising after breast implants. Some spotting on the bandages or bra may occur for the first 24 hours. If you are having more bleeding than that, call your Plastic Surgeon to be certain that all is well. If bleeding occurs inside it will enlarge the side with bleeding and hurt a lot more on that side. This too should be addressed by your Plastic Surgeon. ...Read more
Implants issues: Breast implants are the best surgical solution we have for achieving breast enhancement or augmentation; however, they are not "living tissue" and therefore, as any medical device, they have a "shelf life" and will all "wear out" with time. Saline implants typically last about 10 years, while most silicone gel implants last about 20 years. They all have to be changed out in time when they rupture. ...Read more
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
Perhaps, not usually: The density of silicone implants is very close to breast tissue as it approximates the density of water. However this is not typically the case as most breast mass is a combination of tissue/gland (more dense than silicone) and fat which is less dense than silicone. ...Read more
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