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What is something you feel someone should know before getting breast implants?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Review the pros,cons

Please review the fda.
Gov website regarding breast implants. Getting implants for reconstruction or cosmetic is a very serious decision. There is now a rare lymphoma (cancer) associated with implants. Mri's of implants are necessary every 2-3 years to check for silent rupture. Implants eventually need to be replaced perhaps every 10+yrs or sooner. You don't see too many men w/silicone penises.

In brief: Review the pros,cons

Please review the fda.
Gov website regarding breast implants. Getting implants for reconstruction or cosmetic is a very serious decision. There is now a rare lymphoma (cancer) associated with implants. Mri's of implants are necessary every 2-3 years to check for silent rupture. Implants eventually need to be replaced perhaps every 10+yrs or sooner. You don't see too many men w/silicone penises.
Dr. Marci Dietrich
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Despite popular belief, breast implants do not need to be replaced every 10 years; generally, if patients are doing well in regards to the breast implants, there is no need for additional surgery. Frankly, I do not see how an analogy to men's penises is helpful ( other than in a comical sort of way).
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Risks and benefits

As with any surgery a patient should be aware of the risks- with implants this is mostly risk of contracture (1-4%).
There is a very small risk of bleeding or infection (very rare), and risk of implant malposition or asymmetry.

In brief: Risks and benefits

As with any surgery a patient should be aware of the risks- with implants this is mostly risk of contracture (1-4%).
There is a very small risk of bleeding or infection (very rare), and risk of implant malposition or asymmetry.
Dr. ELizabeth Kinsley
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Needs massage

It is very serious.
After implants are placed massaging them every day is a way of preventing scar tissue formation, there is a special technique for massage that your plastic surgeon will explain to you.

In brief: Needs massage

It is very serious.
After implants are placed massaging them every day is a way of preventing scar tissue formation, there is a special technique for massage that your plastic surgeon will explain to you.
Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Information...

Women should undergo breast augmentation surgery only after they have fully educated themselves about the pros/cons as well as potential risk/complications associated with breast surgery.
They should also be aware that additional surgery is more likely, than not, after undergoing breast augmentation surgery.

In brief: Information...

Women should undergo breast augmentation surgery only after they have fully educated themselves about the pros/cons as well as potential risk/complications associated with breast surgery.
They should also be aware that additional surgery is more likely, than not, after undergoing breast augmentation surgery.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Barry Handler
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Implants

Most women love their implants but i think they don't think about the fact that they aren't going to last forever and eventually they will need to be removed or replaced.
Women need to plan financially for that eventual surgery or surgeries down the road.

In brief: Implants

Most women love their implants but i think they don't think about the fact that they aren't going to last forever and eventually they will need to be removed or replaced.
Women need to plan financially for that eventual surgery or surgeries down the road.
Dr. Barry Handler
Dr. Barry Handler
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