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What can be done to diagnose ruptured gel implant?

What can be done to diagnose ruptured gel implant?

MRI best for leaks: An MRI is the gold standard for diagnosing ruptured or leaking gel implants. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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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


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What is the difference between saline implants and silicone gel implants?

What is the difference between saline implants and silicone gel implants?

Material: Basically, saline in a bag and silicone in a bag. Check the data on length of success and safety and compare. Also, look at follow-up options after failure. Good Luck. Suggest if you do it, then only do it for you -- not someone else -- your body. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between saline implants and silicone gel implants?

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

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How much does 500cc gel breast implants weight?

How much does 500cc gel breast implants weight?

Weight of silicone: Range from 8 to 16 ozs. Best to see a boarded private practice PS in person than you can weight them at the consult. ...Read more

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3 times this year (3 mo. Apart) one boob got twice the size for weeks. Did mri: fluid around textured gel implant, no rupture. After a few weeks, it shrunk back, but it keeps happening. Docs =no clue!

3 times this year (3 mo. Apart) one boob got twice the size for weeks. Did mri: fluid around textured gel implant, no rupture. After a few weeks, it shrunk back, but it keeps happening. Docs =no clue!

Get it checked!: Late fluid collections around breast implants need to be investigated thoroughly. Although extremely rare, lymphomas (alcl) have been reported to present in this manner. See a board certified plastic surgeon and don't let him/her blow you off.

Good luck! ...Read more

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One boob got much larger 3 mo. Ago 4 no reason. I did mri: fluid around textured gel implant, but no rupture. After a few weeks, it shrunk back, but it just happened again and this time it feels hard!

One boob got much larger 3 mo. Ago 4 no reason. I did mri: fluid around textured gel implant, but no rupture. After a few weeks, it shrunk back, but it just happened again and this time it feels hard!

Not sure: It could be a problem with the implant materials? You might want to discuss with plastic surgeon who implanted yours about the implant you received and see if there are documented issues or not ...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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Penile implant 10/30: penis still painfull, glans ultra sensitive, pain meds don't work. Can desensitizing gel be used on penis to dull pain? 20% benz

Penile implant 10/30: penis still painfull, glans ultra sensitive, pain meds don't work. Can desensitizing gel be used on penis to dull pain? 20% benz

Yes: As long as you are not having fever, redness, or unusual swelling than a topical agent can be considered. Ask a compounding pharmacy to make blt, a combo of benzocaine, Lidocaine and tetracaine. Your doc can order it. ...Read more

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I have breast implants (silicone gel) for 10 years now and I feel something similar to air bubbles on both my breasts. Is there something to worry about?

I have breast implants (silicone gel) for 10 years now and I feel something similar to air bubbles on both my breasts. Is there something to worry about?

Sometimes: This is not likely due to air bubbles, but may be a sign that the pocket around the implants is tightening. It may be something that can be safely ignored, but if it is bothering you, it can be fixed. If it is something to worry about, it can be brought to a quick resolution with a quick check-up with your plastic surgeon, or any board certified plastic surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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I had gel breast implants (under muscle) in 2009, 1 is now noticeably smaller. Could this be a rupture? Is an MRI scan the only way to be sure?

I had gel breast implants (under muscle) in 2009, 1 is now noticeably smaller. Could this be a rupture? Is an MRI scan the only way to be sure?

No: The MRI is the gold standard for evaluating gel breast implants for a possible rupture but are expensive and may not be covered by insurance. A less expensive way which might give the information would be an ultrasound.
In any case you should see a board certified plastic surgeon to have this evaluated.
Also, are you up to date on your mammograms? ...Read more

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Textured vs smooth silicone gel implants I have small breasts, size aa, and do not have too much breast tissue, my plastic surgeon recommended I use textured because I will getting my implants done abroad in s. Korea and will not have time to receive mass

Controversial: Textured implants are popular in europe but not widely used in the usa except for anatomic or cohesive gel shaped implants. They act like velcro and maintain the position of the implant and are associated with a lower risk of capsular contracture. However there may be concerns with traction rippling and in very thin patients, textured implants tend to be more palpable. ...Read more

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What happens if u eat a packet of wasake gel?

What happens if u eat a packet of wasake gel?

Wasake gel: Wasake gel is a derivative of silica gel which is a non-toxic substance. Unless eaten in substantial quantities, it is unlikely to cause harm, but rather will be passed unchanged through the digestive system. It is not a food however, and thus not designed to be ingested. ...Read more

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What is diclofenac gel used for?

What is diclofenac gel used for?

Topical pain relief!: Reaches the area in need with much lower blood levels or likely side-effects! ...Read more

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What is renal gel and why is it used?

What is renal gel and why is it used?

Renagel: Renagel is a phosphorus binder. It is used by people with chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease to help treat high phosphorus levels in the blood. You take them with your meals and they bind the phosphorus in foods preventing it from building up in the blood. ...Read more

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Aredental bridges so inferior to implants?

Aredental bridges so inferior to implants?

They Have Problems: Bridges can last a long time, if you take care of them. However, studies show that implants are easier to maintain for a lifetime, and have a higher probability of lasting. They also don't damage the teeth on either side, like bridges. They can cost a bit more up-front, but they require less maintenance and generally have fewer problems down the road. So, they're more cost efficient long-term. ...Read more

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What is the function of deriva aquaos gel?

What is the function of deriva aquaos gel?

Acne: Deriva Aqueous Gel is indicated for the topical treatment of acne vulgaris

Adapalene is a retinoid-like compound for the treatment of acne vulgaris. It is a naphthoic derivative with a methoxyphenyl adamantyl side chain. Biochemical and pharmacological profile studies have demonstrated that adapalene is a modulator of cellular differentiation, keratinization, and inflammatory processes all of which represent important features in the pathology of acne vulgaris.



Adapalene binds to specific retinoic acid nuclear receptors but does not bind to the cytosolic receptor protein. It has been suggested that topical adapalene may normalize the differentiation of follicular epithelial cells resulting in decreased microcomedone formation.


Analysis of cryosections, radioactive tracing and fluorescence studies in excised human skin have shown that adapalene gel penetrates into the epidermis and dermis (especially the pilosebaceous units). ...Read more

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What is it my urine is brownish and gel like?

What is it my urine is brownish and gel like?

Needs evaluation: This is clearly not normal. Given your age there are many considerations. Need to see a doc and have urinalysis and bloodwork. ...Read more

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What is cloderm gel used for?

What is cloderm gel used for?

Steroid: Cloderm is topical clocortolone, a steroid. It is used to treat some steroid responsive skin conditions. ...Read more

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What happens after an implant?

Implant dentistry: The implant dentistry is the best. While any dental surgery does come with some discomfort, patients generally find that the pain of dental implants is minimal, and the results are well worth the recovery process. However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, so it’s important that you visit your implant dentist for examination and x-rays. Good luck. ...Read more

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How effective is metro gel for bv?

How effective is metro gel for bv?

Good: It usually works well. Make sure there is not another infection going on if you are having symptoms or discharge. Take care. ...Read more

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Is oltarin gel ok? If you are on warfarin?

Is oltarin gel ok? If you are on warfarin?

Caution: Using any non steroidal anti inflammatory drug including voltaren (diclofenac) gel while on warfarin is associated with higher risk of serious GI bleeding. ...Read more

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Adapalene gel microspheres what is it for?

Adapalene gel microspheres what is it for?

Acne: Most commonly for acne, its a good preparation of a newer form of retin-A and it aids in exfoliation. THe product is also used for fine lines, melasma, ...Read more

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Are butt implants safer than butt injections?

Be careful: Please do not entertain seeking injections any where but in a physicians office. Most injections are of your own fat. Free injections of silicone or other fillers are extremely dangerous. Seek the consultation of a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can u implant at 6 dpo?

Can u implant at 6 dpo?

Possible: Implantation six days after ovulation is quite early but it is possible. Usually an embryo implants approximately 7 to 9 days after fertilization though. ...Read more

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Does ziana gel has steroid?

Does ziana gel has steroid?

No: No. This IS NOT an anti-inflammatory. As a matter of fact it is an inflammatory. ...Read more