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Silicone Implant Leak Symptoms
No relationship: Silicon breast implants are inert and have no effect on ms, and vice versa, the ms has no effect on the breast implant either. Talk to a plastic surgeon regarding the implant, and, see a neurologist to keep control of ms. ...Read more
Cohesiveness?: Silicone implants vary in the consistency of the filling gel. This is known as the degree of cohesiveness. If you suspected a rupture, you would have to go for imaging such as an MRI or ultrasound becuase most ruptured modern silicone implants will maintain their shape which is known as a silent rupture. Failure to treat a ruptured silicone implant may lead to foreign body granuloma formation. ...Read more
Get removed: There has been much made about the risk of ruptured silicone implants. The recommendation from the fda is to have any ruptured silicone implants removed. New implants can be placed at the same operation. I am not aware of any studies that show major problems or tests for silicone toxicity. Even with that, see a board certified plastic surgeon to consider removal of the implants and silicone. ...Read more
Leaking implant: Yes, if he presses hard enough. If you have a leak, you should be visiting your plastic surgeon for surgical removal and repair. ...Read more
Not an emergency: But most plastic surgeons will advice a patient to have this corrected sooner than later. The silicone gel (or saline) is not toxic. The leak may be contained in the capsule the body has formed around the implant or it may extrude outside the capsule and leak into the breast tissue.This is not dangerous but the longer waiting can make the plastic surgeon's job a little more difficult. ...Read more
Do I have to put new implant after i remove my leaked silicon implant and what's your opinion about saline implant ? Is it better ?
Saline vs Silicone: Read this ===> http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/breast-implants/wo00052. The decision is best left up to you and your surgeon after evaluating your anatomy and health status. I would have him show you both types and judge for yourself. ...Read more
If you were to have silicon breast implants and they started leaking how fast would you need to have them removed?
Sooner than later: While not an emergency, they should be removed when you are fit enough to do so. Call your local board certified plastic surgeon. They will guide you through this. ...Read more
It can lead to : Caspular contracture which is a hardening of the tissue around the implant. Capsular contracture can cause distortion of the breast. The older generation implants tend to leak more than the newer ones if the shell is broken. Older model implants can cause more distortion. ...Read more
How fast I have to removed my leaked silicon implant cause am breast feeding and does silicon go with milk to my baby ?
Not that easy:
I would need more information to make a recommendation. How old are your implants? How extensive is the rupture? Is the implant over or under the muscle?
Many of these will influence the recommendations to be made, . It is possible for the silicone to leak into the breast milk but the truth is that the conpsequences of this are likely to be few, if any. Formula has 400 x the silicone of breast milk. ...Read more
Can i wait 6 months to remove my 3ml leaked silicon implant from my left breast cause i breast fed my 8 month baby and i can't stop lactation now ?
My doctor told me not to breast fed from my leaked silicon implant in my left breast why ? Is silicon interfer with milk and go to my 8 month baby?
Remove ruptured : It is recommended by the fda that ruptured implants be removed. Free silicone may be contained in the capsule or scar tissue around the implant, or if it gets out your body will wall it off as a lump or granuloma making it more difficult to remove with more loss of tissue. Insurance usually pays for removal of defective implants and see if the implants are warrantied by the manufacturer. ...Read more
My MRI shows that my left silicon implant is folded with no leak or rupture. Is that risky cause am breast feeding ? And why there is a lot of pain ?
Not risky: Implants routinely show folds on mri. This is not abnormal and not a cause for pain during breastfeeding. If you are just beginning breastfeeding, pain is normal. If pain is a new symptom, you should see your doctor. If your MRI was done without a contrast injection the examination does not rule out infection or massses in the breast. ...Read more
Post breast enlargement, felt something wrong in my left breast after ultrasound it said leak from silicon implant, am breast feeding, what to do now?
Am breast feeding with silicon implant, i felt something wrong in my left breast and my ultrasound said 3ml leak from the implant and MRI required why?
MRI is the best test: Currently, a breast MRI with a dedicated breast coil in a 1.5 tesla MRI is the best test we have to look for gel leak. I would consider speaking with your plastic surgeon first. If the ultrasound shows a leak, you and your surgeon can consider just getting it removed and/or replaced without the mri. ...Read more
Ultrasound said 3ml leak from my left silicon implant, MRI not done yet but doctor said not to breast fed my 8 month baby from left breast why ?
Keep silicone local: The consequences of silicone in breast milk in patients with implants has been studied and formula fed children have 400 times the silicone when compared to the milk of women with breast implants, there are no known, but many claims about potential side effects. However any nursing can pump bacteria in and out of the breast which may not be advised in the face of a known rupture, . ...Read more
Silicone implants typically feel softer than saline implants. Both are very safe. If a silicone implant ruptures, you may not know it, and you would need an mri. However, the silicone will likely stay within the implant shell because the silicone is a cohesive gel.
http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/breast-augmentation-of-los-angeles.html. ...Read more
Silicone implants: I cannot tell you how it feels to have silicone implants, a patient would be the best person to answer that question. Breast implants used in reconstruction are either filled with saline solution or silicone gel. The gel implants "feel" more natural to the touch. A review of the benefits of each implant with your plastic surgeon should help you make a decision. ...Read more
Materials: Saline implants are bags of saline, which has a certain feel and movement to it. Silicone gel implants are bags of silicone gel. Different feel and movement. Fill a balloon with water and fill another with jello and let set in fridge. Squeeze them and poke them with your finger to feel the difference. Silicone would be somewhat firmer than the jello, but same idea.Read up on them. Good Luck. ...Read more
Have you ever had silicone implants after a mastectomy and wanted to go bigger? Is that possible?
No I have not: But a patient wanting a larger breast implant is not uncommon. It is best to discuss this with the surgeon who placed the original implants. He would be the best to recommend whether he thinks you would be a candidate for this or not. It may require tissue expanders to stretch the skin more before going to a larger implant. ...Read more
I had 650cc silicone high profile implants placed under muscle 3 weeks ago. I can feel tighness & hurt under my implants how long before it goes away?
Stretch your muscles: Always check this out with your surgeon, but it sounds like your pectoralis muscle is tight and in spasm. This commonly produces pain and tenderness, but can be stopped by walking your hand up a wall until your arm is straight up, multiple times daily. This stretches your muscle, relieving the spasm and eliminates the pain. Repeat 25 times a day. ...Read more
Can you inject medical silicone in buttock from a implant? Can you inject medical silicone in buttock from a implant?
This should not be construed as medical advice. I am a retired board certified plastic surgeon.
Injection of liquid silicone is dangerous and a terrible idea. I have seen horrific complications from patients desperate for a solution to their complications from unethical people who took such material and injected it to various parts of the body. It tends to migrate, inflame tissue, and may cause general body reactions like affecting the immune system. The mess is so difficult to manage, i know of no successful way of fixing the problem other than better public education and warnings. Beyond that the next question is about buttock implants, how they really look and move. Beyond that the method has killed so many individuals that it is illegal in some parts of the world. Do a google search for "silicone injection illegal" or "silicone injection death."
have you investigated any sufficient documentation of how such a device looks with activities like walking, swimming, or other general movement. Implants do not look like nor move like fat nor muscle. That may be one reason those advocating such implants do not show movies of these devices in place. To best understand such issues (other than see actual patients with the implant in person, would be to use at least my standard pictures for body lift and standard videos for body lift. These are designed to see the front and back for surgery to lift the lower body which includes the back and buttocks. Beyond that for implants, i would suggest looking at walking away, bending and standing from behind and side views, and patient emotional components about what it was like to live with such devices. In my opinion, the implants look so bad that i never offered them in my many years as a plastic surgeon.
Hope this helps,
michael bermant, M.D.
Retired plastic surgeon. ...Read more
What are my options for revision rhinoplasty to remove a silicone implant? I don't like the way it turned out. What would the revision rhinoplasty involve? I assume the implant would need to be replaced with something, but what?
This is a good question. Commonly patients will have the implant removed and reconstruction performed with their own cartilage from their septum, ears, or rib. Depending of the complexity in the volume needed to reach your aesthetic goals, there may be other options including diced cartilage wrapped in fascia from your temporal region. Of course these are generalizations, but it is difficult to speculate your specific needs without the opportunity to view any photographs. If there are any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
james m. Ridgway, md. ...Read more
This is a long and detailed discussion. While these implants are relatively safe, all surgery carries risksyou may also want to review the fda position statement on this subject: http://www.Fda.Gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/breastimplants/default.Htm
the benefits are the improvement in self-esteem and self-confidence that you will feel with your new figure. ...Read more
My implants are silicone if i remove them can I see how they look in a few months and go back and do the lift after or is it better to have lift same?
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