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When Can I Wear A Swim Suit After Breast Implants
Ask Surgeon: In many practices, patients will have bras placed for them after the surgical procedure is performed. Otherwise, your plastic surgeon will be your best resource when it comes to types of bras etc. Timing to switch to underwire bras etc. Will also be discussed. Best wishes. ...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
No: Breast implants develop scar tissue around them within days after the initial augmentation surgery. When scarring unpredictably becomes severe, the breasts can become firm, malpositioned, misshapened, and even painful. This is called capsular contracture, and it doesn't necessarily happen in 30 years or even ever. But if it happens, another surgery would be required to correct the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Variable: The most intense pain is always within the first 48-72 hours of surgery which typically markedly diminishes by 7-10 days with most people rarely needing any pain meds by 3 weeks when they can return to exercise avoiding strenuous use of the upper extremities. However there is great variation depending on size, location of implants, techniques, medications, and individual pain tolerance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recovery: The discomfort from breast augmentation is dependent on the size of the implant you desire. Larger implants...More discomfort...Longer recovery. On average, you should be able to get back to work within a few days (or even quicker with small implants). Six weeks before strenuous exercises. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-augmentation/index.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes!: X-rays are definitely safe for breast implants. Mris and cts are used frequently with difficulty. The only thing that can be an issue is a tissue expander (metal port) when a MRI is necessary. I would be careful with compression views as this can move the implant and disrupt planes created only one week after surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes but ask: Generally it is ok to use binders but I would first ask your surgeon. It is possible for the binders to cause damage to the surgical result and that is why you must ask your surgeon first. If they performed an inferior capsulorrhaphy and you use an upper pole binder, you could rupture the repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do some women with breast implants have ongoing discomfort such as aches or pain after all has healed?
Depends.: Usually patients are able to swim within a few weeks after this procedure. However, every patient should run this question by their plastic surgeon who knows their situation best ( for example whether or not they are healing nicely without complication) and is ultimately responsible for their care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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