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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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Are breast implants safe?

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 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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Are saline breast implants safe?

Are saline breast implants safe?

Seek Consultation: Good question, but not enough space here. Seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss your goals. Learn about the pros/cons/risks/complications associated with breast augmentation surgery in order to make an informed decision. Understand, that breast augmentation surgery will almost certainly guarantee you additional breast surgery in the future. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are silicone breast implants safe in the long run?

Are silicone breast implants safe in the long run?

Yes: Implants are probably one of the most thoroughly researched devices implanted into human beings. On a lighter note- my kids played dodge ball with a couple of implants for weeks and they held up- far more intense potential damage than any mammogram, etc would do to an implant :). ...Read more

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Reliable and safe Brazilian breast implants?

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

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Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Will silicone gel-filled breast implants affect my mammograms?

Yes: The presence of any implant, saline or silicone, will affect how the mammograms are performed. If the test is completed in a standard fashion there may be up to 15% of the breast tissue that still will require additional imaging. ...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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Are saline breast implants safer than silicone? I'm debating which to get.

Are saline breast implants safer than silicone? I'm debating which to get.

Saline vs Silicone: Right now, both are considered safe by the FDA. Know that BOTH saline and implants have an outer silicone shell. Both have similar risk of capsular contracture, infection and scarring. Silicone implants feel more like real breasts. However, when placed behind the pectoralis muscle, it's difficult to tell the difference. In-depth Plastic Surgery consultation is recommended to find out what's best ...Read more

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Do breast implants weigh less than natural breast tissue?

Implant Weight: Depends of how fibrous the breast tissue in question is. In general, breast tissue is mostly fat tissue. Fat in general is less dense and will float when placed in water. Saline breast implants are mainly salt water. A gallon of fat will have an approximate weight of 7.39 lbs, a gallon of salt water will have a weight of 8.35 lbs and a gallon of silicone will have an approximate weight of 19 lb. ...Read more

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Do you know are silicone or saline breast implants safer?

Do you know are silicone or saline breast implants safer?

FDA POSITION: This is a long and detailed discussion. While these implants are relatively safe, all surgery carries risksyou may also want to review the 60 page fda position statement on this subject: http://www.Fda.Gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/breastimplants/default.Htm although saline implants are perceived to have less risks they differ for medical/cosmetic concern. ...Read more

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Are butt implants safe?

Are butt implants safe?

Yes and No: Butt implants are safe but have a much higher complication rate than breast implants. Choose your surgeon wisely. Ask to speak to previous patients. Check their board certification and don't go with someone with american board of cosmetic surgery. It's not a recognized board in the United States. ...Read more

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Do silicone implants affect sex life and breast feeding?

Do silicone implants affect sex life and breast feeding?

Yes but be informed: It is very safe but there are some concerns that I have addressed in the video link below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fybsihrevec;sns=em in fact it has been shown that women with silicone breast implants produce milk with less silicone than formula fed infants. There are other concerns about capsular contracture and ptosis which are discussed in the video. ...Read more

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Silicone breast implants can couse breast cancer?

Silicone breast implants can couse breast cancer?

No but.....: There is no direct link but there are concerns with the potential for implants to interfere with the detection of cancer. Particularly using mammograms. Special views (eklund) must be obtained. Alhtough there may be a delay in diagnosis, there has not been shown to be any effect on survival. With mri, surveillance is improved and may supplant mammography. As stated, alcl may be increased but rare. ...Read more

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Can silicone breast implants stay in for life?

Possible not probabl: While I have removed intact implants that have been in for over 35 years, it is unlikely that at your age (29), current implants with last for your percieved life span. Therefore, while it is possible, it is more likely that you will require removal and replacement for a variety of different reasons including rupture but not limited to size change or scarring or shape change with aging. ...Read more

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Do breast implants or breast lift bring far apart breasts closer together?

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Not really: The distance between the breasts is not really affected by placement of implants or by mastopexy (lift). I usually tell patients that cleavage is the usually dependent more on the bra than on the person. ...Read more

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How different does saline feel vs silicone breast implants?

How different does saline feel vs silicone breast implants?

Breast Implant feel: Silicone gel implants integrate better with breast tissue and feel more natural and softer. Saline implants are filled with salt water and are not as soft. This is more noticeable in patients with thinner tissues. Occasionally patients with saline implants also can feel a "slosh" from fluid "movement" within the implant shell; however, this is rare. ...Read more

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Is sauna safe after breast augmentation?

Is sauna safe after breast augmentation?

Yes : Once you have completely healed, you should be able to return to all forms of activity, including the use of sauna, safely. ...Read more

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Is butt implants safe?

Buttock Implants: Buttock implants have the potential for infection, migration in position, erosion through the overlying skin and pain from pressure on nerves. Fat can be transferred to the buttocks if you have excess fat somewhere else to serve as a donor site for the fat. Fat transer can require multiple stages and can also result in complications. See a board certified plastic surgeon to learn about options. ...Read more

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Can women with breast implants go rafting?

Can women with breast implants go rafting?

Of course (not day1): Certainly you can go rafting after breast augmentation as long as you are completely healed and your surgeon has lifted restrictions. This is typically 3 months following surgery but physicians may vary in their recommendations. ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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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


Silicone (Definition)

Silicones are inert, synthetic compounds with a variety of forms and uses. Typically rubber-like, they are used medically in breast implants and to replace arthritic mp ...Read more