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String Breast Implants
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
When needed: People have heard that you need to change the implants every 10 years. In reality, you only need to change the implants if there is a problem. On average, about 1 in 5 women will have a second surgery on their breast implants within 10 years, whether saline or silicone. Silicone do last longer. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Go for Quality: Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure and should only be performed by a qualified surgeon. You should seek out a board certified plastic surgeon, not just someone who claims to be a "cosmetic surgeon". The cost can range from $5-10, 000. Ask to see pictures and ask a lot of questions. It is about the results, no the cost. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Aug age: While you may have saline implants at 19, you must be 22 for silicone implants. How do you know that you "need" breast implants? I hope that you have undergone consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon, and that you are clear on your motivation and expectations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ethical concerns: There are many ethical issues with regards to cosmetic surgery. An open, honest discussion of the risks, benefits, and alternatives to the proposed surgery prior to surgery is important. The surgeon can understand the patient's concerns and motivations to make sure the patient will have a great outcome. The patient can also expect to gave information about the surgeon's training and experience. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Plastic surgeon: Talk with your plastic surgeon. Obviously, your expectations were not met. There may be reasons why he/she used the implant size that you are unhappy with. There may be a possibility of reoperation with larger implants if you are really bothered by this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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