Is it safe to use infrared sauna if you have silicone breast implants?

Yes. You should be able to do this. Make sure you ask your board certified plastic surgeon. He may have you wait a certain amount of time after the surgery, or he may have a concern about your specific case.
Yes . I have not heard/read of any specific contraindication to the use of infrared sauna after breast implant surgery.
Yes. There is no reason to expect any problems if you use a sauna after breast augmentation. Once you have gotten through the early post-operative period, your surgeon will probably release you to full activity in about 6 weeks.
Probably. I have not heard about avoiding infrared sauna or possible adverse reactions but moderation is probably recommended.

Related Questions

Are silicone breast implants safe in the long run?

Yes. Currently there are no studies to show danger in using silicone implants for breast reconstruction or augmentation. Fda has approved silicone implants for both. Read more...
Yes. In august of 2011 the fda revisited the question of silicone breast implant safety and reaffirmed that they are safe and effective. Though there is a controversial history, all major studies have reached the same conslusion. There are risks with every surgery and it is important to be familiar with the particular risks of breast implants, which your plastic surgeon should review in detail. Read more...
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 more...
Yes. Any procedure carries risk but with proper care and follow up and early treatment of , silicone implants are safe. Read more...
Debatable. Without sounding like a politician it really depends upon what you mean by "safe." silicone gel implants leak. They all leak minute amounts of silicone into your body. Your body may respond to this by producing a scar capsule around it that is much thicker than would be formed with a saline implant. This happens over years and may lead to the need for more surgery. Read more...
Safest choice of all. Although saline implants are debatably "safer, " they can leak and require re-operation for replacement. Surgery is a risk--low but still! the newest silicone gel implants are a cohesive solid and cannot "leak" like older silicone implants. Plastic surgeons who decry the newest silicone implants have never cut one open. Older silicone can indeed leak but that is not what is being used now! Read more...

Are silicone breast implants safe?

Yes. The silicone breast implant safety profile has been studied extensively by the fda and deemed to be safe for reconstructive (and aesthetic/cosmetic uses). The fda recommends an MRI after the third year and then every two years after that for routine surveillance. Read more...
FDA POSITION. You may also want to review the fda position statement on this subject: http://www.Fda.Gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/breastimplants/default.Htm. Read more...
Yes. Silicone breast implants have been shown to be safe in many recent studies. The fda has approved these implants for all patients as long as you are 22 years of age or older. There are a few other exceptions but in general, these implants are very safe and are a great alternative to saline implants. Read more...
The FDA says Yes!! The fda lifted the moratorium on silicone breast implants for cosmetic surgery in 2006. They have always been available throughut the rest of the world and are the most popular choice for breast augmentation. Read more...
Yes. Breast implants are the most studied device that surgeons place in a patient's body. The institute of medicine study and over 400 peer reviewed studies all show that implants are safe. If they were not, we would not put them in. It's best to speak with your board certified plastic surgeon. He/she will answer your questions. http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. Read more...
Silicone implants. Silicone breast implants were FDA approved in 2006. After the 1992 hysteria the Institute of Medicine wrote a "white paper" in 1999 stating that there was no causal relationship between silicone implants and diseases. There will always be "horror stories" online, but I find my breast augmentation patients with silicone (and saline) implants tend to be very happy. Read more...
Safe and Wonderful. Good afternoon! There was some concern in the 1990s that silicone gel breast implants were causing some connective tissue and autoimmune diseases if they ruptured. Multiple subsequent studies have proven that these concerns were unfounded. Silicone gel breast implants have been on the US market for unrestricted use since 2006- and millions of women are currently enjoying them. Read more...
Yes. Silicone implants are generally safe, and the FDA once again agrees (since 2006). (http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2006/11/19/fda-approves-silicone-breast-implants/) Read more...

I have silicone breast implants. Is a mammogram just as good as an MRI to check for breast cancer?

No. With or without implants, an MRI is a more sensitive test for cancer than a mammogram. The problem is that mris are over 20x the cost of a mammogram. Unless you are in a high risk category for breast cancer or there is a suspicion that your implants may be ruptured, most insurers will not cover this expense. Read more...
No. Mammograms can reveal a certain amount of information about your breast tissue. There are limitations to what mammograms can show, however, with or without breast implants. Mri is better to evaluate the entire breast, chest wall, lymph nodes, and integrity of the implants. It is recommended that you have a breast MRI every two years to evaluate the implants. Read more...
?"just as good" Mammos are still the gold standard screening test for breast ca and implants don't change this. Mris are more sensitive but have sensitivity issues (false positives). Mris won't show microcalcifications which may be the 1st sign of malignancy. Mris as a screening test is presently limited to high risk patients. Mris for implant eval (? Rupture) is done differently (no IV contrast). Read more...
Start with mammogram. Mri may be used in the detection of leaks in persons with silicone breast implants; however, mammogram is the place to start for screening for breast ca. If indicated, the radiologist or breast specialist may then order additional tests such as ultrasound or mri. Read more...
No. Breast MRI with contrast has superior sensitivity to mammography. If you are talking about Breast MRI for implant assessment, that is performed differently, and it is not good for cancer detection. If you are getting MRIs for your implants, you still need to get mammograms. Read more...
Stepwise approach. An MRI is the best non-invasive test to check for cancer but a biopsy is the best way to check for cancer. However most physicians recommend that you begin with a stepwise approach starting with regular self examinations, followed by routine mammograms and ultrasound if necessary, than MRI, and/or guided biopsy to check for cancer. Read more...

How different does saline feel vs silicone breast implants?

Varies. In general, silicone implants look, act and feel more natural. However, it depends on the size of the breast implant and how much native breast tissue a woman has as to how much of the implant you feel. For example, a woman with an a cup preoperatively who gets a larger implant, the feel is mostly determined by the implant. If you have larger native breasts and smaller implants, it matters less. Read more...
In almost all... Patients, there is no difference. They feel different if you hold one in each hand, but in the body there is minimal difference. All implants wrinkle to some degree, and this is more apparent with saline than silicone. However, the difference is only significant in very thin patients. It is mostly a matter of patient and surgeon preference. Read more...
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 more...
Patient dependent. While saline and silicone implants feel different when in your hands, it is difficult to tell the difference once they are implanted in most patients. I recommend silicone implants for patients with very thin chest walls, because the rippling that is present in all implants is less prominent in silicone implants and will be less noticeable. Most often it is a matter of patient choice. Read more...
Silicone feel better. The majority of my breast augmentation patients choose silicone. It has a softer more realistic feel and shows less rippling in thinner patients. I have my patients hold saline and silicone implants in their initial consultation to feel the difference for themselves. Read more...

If I breastfeed with silicone breast implants, can my baby get some kind of deformity?

NO. Based on current data, there is no risk to the infant from such implants. Read more...
No evidence. There is no evidence that shows that breast feeding a child when you have silicone implants in place, will cause any problems whatsoever to your child. This is an incredibly common procedure world-wide and you should not be concerned about this as a problem. You should discuss other more common potential problems with your plastic surgeon prior to having this procedure done. Read more...
Don't read junk sci. While there are many people who have published articles about this, the truth is that formula often contains hundreds of times the amount of silicone than the breast milk of women with silicone breast implants. So pease do not be concerned about this. Read more...
NO. Silicone does not get absorbed y your body's tissues or your milk ducts. Studies have been done on breast milk in patients with silicone breast implants and they have never been able to detect traces of silicone in the breast milk even in patients whose implants were ruptured. Read more...
No. Is a very good and common question. There is no evidence or contraindications to breast feeding with breast implants. They are safe. Read more...

Why are silicone breast implants back on the market? I remember when silicone breast implants were taken off the market back in the 1990s. It surprised me when I learned that silicone is once again being used in implants. Is the silicone used now differen

The . The safety of silicone filled breast implants has been verified by the us food and drug administration after years of studying their use in the us. They were used in europe and the rest of world the entire time they were banned in the us. They were found not to cause connective tissue diseases like lupus, fibromyalgia, etc but their use in patients who already have these conditions is not recommended. They were allowed back into the us after years of careful study and clinical trials. Breast implants may enhance a women's appearance but like any medically implanted device may eventually require replacement, removal, become infected or develop a scar contracture. The decision to have breast implants should be thoroughly discussed with a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery and a member of the american society of plastic surgeons. Read more...
Because they r safe. If used in accordance with guidelines and routine followup. While any surgery carries risks, silicone breast implants offer an excellent option for breast enhancement. Certainly out knowledge and management of complications has improved as well as the technology with development of memory gel implants that ate co posed of a more cohesive silicone unlike the previous generation of more liquid like. Read more...
Implants are Safe. Breast implants are some of the most widely studied medical device in human history. From 1992 to 2006, silicone breast implants were temorarily pulled from the market, and over 80, 000 woman participated in studies of implant safety. The fda concluded that implants were safe. In 2009 the eu stated no association between implants and carcinoma, or any metabolic, immune, or allergic discord exists. Read more...
Yes. Silicone implants are back on the market because there was never a proven scientific cause relating them to any disease. They feel more natural than saline implants and are as safe. The shell and the inner gel are of much better quality than those used in the 70's and 80's. Read more...

Silicone breast implants can couse breast cancer?

No. There is no evidence that implants of any type, whether saline or silicone, cause breast cancer, although a recent study suggested that implants might make it more difficult to find early cancers. Read more...
No. Breast implants do not cause breast cancer. There is a very small association between breast implant with certain type of lymphoma ( anaplastic large cell lymphoma ), however. Read more...
No. Large studies show that groups of women matched for age with and without breast implants present with the same types and size of breast cancer. So breast cancer is not caused by breast implants, and breast implants do not delay the diagnosis of breast cancer. Read more...
No. The studies of many thousands of women with silicone implants did not find that they cause cancer. There is a type of lymphoma which was found to be slightly more common in women with silicone implants, but the chances of developing it are truly minuscule. The fda has classified silicone breast implant as safe devices. Read more...
There is no evidence. That breast implants cause cancer. There is even a study which shows slightly lower risks in implanted women. Read more...
No but..... There is no direct link but there are concerns with the potential for implants to interfere with the detection of cancer. Particularly using mammograms. Special views (eklund) must be obtained. Alhtough there may be a delay in diagnosis, there has not been shown to be any effect on survival. With mri, surveillance is improved and may supplant mammography. As stated, alcl may be increased but rare. Read more...
Silicone implants. I am not aware of any studies that show that silicone (or saline) implants cause cancer. Read more...
No. Folks were worried years ago about the Oppenheimer effect. It does not apply to Breast Implants. In fact, women with breast implants have a lower rate of breast cancer. Please see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. You will get your questions answered. Read more...

Can silicone breast implants stay in for life?

Possible not probabl. While I have removed intact implants that have been in for over 35 years, it is unlikely that at your age (29), current implants with last for your percieved life span. Therefore, while it is possible, it is more likely that you will require removal and replacement for a variety of different reasons including rupture but not limited to size change or scarring or shape change with aging. Read more...
Unlikely. Breast implants will need replacement in the vast majority of their owners. The bodily reactions with silicone gel cause me to recommend routine replacement at roughly a ten year interval. Read more...
YES. It is possible that you could have one implant surgery and not have to have another one. This however, is not likely. Over time, the implant may have some issues that may require another surgery to manage. Also, depending on your age and health, your breast shape may change. Down the road, you may want to have a bigger (or possibly smaller) implant especially if you were to get pregnant. Read more...
Usually not. Whatever man puts in a body usually has to be taken out at some point. Most will tell you that breast implants are great, but not lifetime devices. Most patients will have another breast operation during their lifetime. That said, everyone is different. See a board certified plastic surgeon and they will guide you through the process. Read more...
Not usually. Standard silicone gel implants come with an fda recommendation to change them at 10 years. The new allergan style 410 (aka gummy bear) does not have a recommendation to exchange them, thus theoretically they could be permanent. Read more...
As long as no probs. Breast implants, saline or silicone, are not "lifetime" devices. This means they can wear out before you do. If you are happy with the size, shape, softness and there is no evidence of a leak, silicone breast implants do not need to be changed. There is no expiration date, and there is no recommendation to replace implants that are without problems at 10 years. Read more...