Is it possible to get breast implants if someone has had a defibrillator implanted?

Yes. It is perfectly fine to get breast implants if you have an implantable defibrillator. You simply need to have the defibrillator turned off during the surgery so that the cautery does not interfere with it. This can usually be done very quickly prior to the surgery; the device is then turned back on once the surgery is complete. I hope that helps!
Yes. There will be someone in the or to monitor and handle the defibrillator.
Yes. First you will need to get clearance from your cardiologist. Then your plastic surgeon will go over your choices, and the risk of adding a potential risk of infection for having an implant close to your defibrillator. Technically, your icd should be separated from your implant, for example if your icd is just under the skin, it is best to put the implant under the muscle.
Yes. Normally, the defribrillator implant is high on the chest wall, away from where the implants would be inserted. Thus, implants may be inserted within the breasts without disturbing the defibrillator.
Yes. . Yes. This can be done with a little bit of planning. The defibrillator is usually turned off while using electrocautery. The plastic surgeon will usually work with your cardiologist to make sure you are safe. Anesthesia will also monitor you throughout the case. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation.
Yes. Yes - this is certainly possible, and I have several patients with pacemakers and defibrillators. We have the pacemaker tech come see you pre and post-operatively to check the settings of your device.

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Can I get breast implants if I have a defibrillator?

Consult your doctor. You should consult your cardiologist as well as your plastic surgeon, in order to help make your decision. Read more...
Breast Implants. It is certainly possible to have breast implants if you have a defibrillator. The real concern or question is why you have it and how medically stable you are. If cleared by your cardiologist the procedure is easily done under local anesthesia with some mild sedation. Read more...
Breast implants. You can get breast implants with a defibrillator but you will probably have to have the device deactivated during your surgery to avoid interference with it by the cautery. This is easily done and can be be coordinated by your plastic surgeon and your heart specialist. Read more...

Can dsomeone at the gym use a defibrillator on a woman with breast implants?

Yes. Done properly with an AED device, implants will not impede the ability to deliver defibrillation treatment. Read more...
Yes. Yes the right sided paddle will be above the implant and the left will be below the implant. It will not cause damage to the implant and the implant should not interfere with the defribillator. Read more...
Yes. Don't hesitate to use a defibrillator if it's necessary to save someone's life, breast implants or not. Read more...
Allow me to answer that question by asking another: Question by asking another: if someone was dying from asystole in your gym and their only chance of survival was to be defibrillated, why would you worry about their implants? I am assuming that the person in question is confident with respect to diagnosis and treatment of sudden death. If they probably shouldn't even be asking the question. Read more...