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Vaginal Bleeding Buttocks Silicone Implants
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: For smaller volume increases, fat transfer works as well as implants. However for larger volumes, it may take several stages and is more difficult to get the same result as an implant. It also depends on the amount of breast tissue you start with, because fat transfer needs some tissue to survive. Generally speaking, it is more economical to get implants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm getting fibroadenoma removal after breast augmentation. Will the removal of a fibroadenoma affect my silicone implants?
Complete hysterectomy 4y ago. W/vaginal cuff revision 1y ago. Scar tissue removed. Painful sex. Spotting. Pain in back & abdomin. Low grade fever.?
Needs follow up: This is a complex situation with lots of possibilities. The fever should be addressed first since that could be caused by so many things. Then your gynecologist can assess the vaginal cuff. You may have granulation tissue, scar tissue, pelvic adhesions or a number of other issues which can be addressed. ...Read more
Began p long car ride, vag fullness, firmness , vaginal odor, abnormal vaginal discharge and vaginal tenderness. It feels like vaginal canal is full. ?
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
See a gynecologist: There are many possibilities, and most are benign, but you should be evaluated asap. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I've breast implants (12yrs) & notice lumps inner cleavage on 1 breast that disappear when I press firmly during self exam. Rippling or cancer fear??
Probably not cancer: It is reassuring that the lumps disappear with compression. They could easily be droplets of ? silicone from an implant rupture. However, breast tissue does remain in the breast after implants are placed. 33 years of age would be very young to have breast cancer but we all know it does happen. See your doctor for evaluation; appropriate breast imaging will help identify the cause of the lumps. ...Read more
Will silicone implants used in a cheek augmentation provide a better shape than other options? I'm considering using silicone implants for my cheek augmentation, are they made from the same material as breast implants, or are they more durable?
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