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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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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?

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

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I'm 66 & got breast implants in '04. There is hardness now. Should i be concerned?

I'm 66 & got breast implants in '04. There is hardness now. Should i be concerned?

Yes.: 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

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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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How can string breast implants work?

How can string breast implants work?

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

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What is the average cost of breast implants?

What is the average cost of breast implants?

In Ohio ...: Where i practice in columbus, ohio, the cost for breast augmentation with saline implants is $4500 and silicone implants is $5300. This includes surgeon's, facility and anesthesia charges as well as the implants. ...Read more

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Do I have to wear bras if I have gotten breast implants?

Do I have to wear bras if I have gotten breast implants?

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

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Can having breast implants give your boobs an uplift, too?

Can having breast implants give your boobs an uplift, too?

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

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What is the definition or description of: breast implants?

What is the definition or description of: breast implants?

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

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Is it generally no issue to do boxercise with breast implants?

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

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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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