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Xen Gel Implant
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
Double mastectomy with "gummy bear implants" gel filled implants but muscle still tightens up, should I be concerned?
Speak: To your surgeon, you will get the best remedy ...Read more
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
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!
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
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
Any doctor experienced in removing silicone breast injections in dallas, texas? I am seeking a bilateral mastectomy with cohesive gel implants.
Options: I refer patients to dr. Scott kasden in southlake for this kind of plastic surgery treatment. He is excellent. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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