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Should my friend be concerned about skydiving with breast implants?

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

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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Im considering breast implants and i would like to know the risks?

Complicated: The only was to answer this is through a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Sorry. ...Read more

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Is it worth it to get breast implants to go from 32b to a 34 b or 36b?

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

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What size breast implants should I go for or should I let my boyfriend decide?

What size breast implants should I go for or should I let my boyfriend decide?

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

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Could I have breast implants at 17?

Could I have breast implants at 17?

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

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How safe are silicon breast implants?

How safe are silicon breast implants?

Safe: 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.
http://www.jjrothmd.com. ...Read more

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Can i exchange my breast implants size?

Can i exchange my breast implants size?

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

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Why do my breast implants have symmastia?

Why do my breast implants have symmastia?

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

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Is it safe to exercise with breast implants?

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

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Do breast implants affect mammogram results?

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

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Reliable and safe Brazilian breast implants?

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

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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