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I'm 5 months post-breast augmentation. If I wear sunscreen and cover my scars with Hy-Tape, will they be protected?
I'm 5 months post-breast augmentation. If I wear sunscreen and cover my scars with Hy-Tape, will they be protected?
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What are your thoughts on the current FDA reviews of breast implants? All these contradictory statements have me confused.
I watched part of the FDA events over the past two days, and there were so many women speaking out against breast implants. I have been happy and healthy with mine for years, but now they make it sound like I have a ticking time bomb in my chest. Where did all this come from? Is there any evidence to support the statements that implants will cause health issues? My surgeon says there is nothing to connect implants to any of these claims. I want to know the real science behind this.
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How can I find a surgeon who does complete submuscular breast implants?
I’m seeking a complete submuscular breast augmentation and lift. I’d like to maintain as much of my pectoralis major muscle integrity as possible. I lift weights and have a very physically demanding job.
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It’s been two years since breast enhancement surgery, and my right boob fell today. How much does a crease fix cost?
It’s been two years since breast enhancement surgery, and my right boob fell today. I’m not in pain, and I did not feel it happen. That breast still has the fold/crease underneath, but it’s 1.5 inches lower than my left, feels flatter, and is not as tight. How much does a crease fix cost?
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What are the signs of implant rippling, and what can I do about it?
What are the signs of implant rippling, and what can I do about it?
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I have a desk job. Can I go back to work on Tuesday if I have my breast augmentation on a Saturday?
I have a desk job that doesn't require too much bending and lifting. How soon can I go back to work after BA? I don't want to use my vacation days. If I have them done on Saturday can I go back to work on Tuesday?
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My doctor recommends capsulotomy on the right breast but doesn't sound confident about the final results. Should I get a new surgeon?
I got submuscular silicone breast implants almost 11 months ago. I was "almost perfectly symmetrical". After the surgery, the right implant seemed higher than the left and never dropped in the pocket properly. When flexed, the right implant visibly pops up Even unflexed, it sits higher than the left. My surgeon says that he thinks my right pec muscle is much stronger than my left and is adding the extra fullness. He says even after revision he is not sure if the right implant will drop.
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I’m 3 weeks post-breast augmentation and have noticed my incision is leaking. Should I be worried?
I had a breast augmentation 3 weeks ago. I was sitting down, sneezed, and felt wetness coming from my crease incision. It’s not the whole incision, just a little piece. Should I be worried? It’s not a lot, maybe a drop before it dried out. I'm still worried.
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The surgeon who is going to do my breast augmentation never discussed implant volume and only recommended silicone under the muscle. What to do?
I had a consultation 1 week ago. He was kind and knowledgeable, but I felt extremely rushed. He's done beautiful work on two of my friends—their recovery was quick and without complications. I paid $1000 down for the $6200 surgery and have it scheduled for January 14. Looking back, my surgeon never had me try on sizers and didn't discuss profile. I told him I wanted a full C/small D, but he never suggested a cc volume. He said my only option was silicone under the muscle. What should I do?
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During implant exchange, will having a capsulotomy or capsulectomy reduce my chances of getting capsular contracture?
I'm 5'9", 160lbs, BWD 15. I wish to upgrade from 400cc textured anatomical implants (Natrelle 410) to 700-800cc smooth round implants. What are the most important factors in mitigating the risk of capsular contracture. Is it best to remove the whole capsule when performing an implant exchange? Do I significantly increase my chances of CC by upsizing to implants in 700-800cc range?
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Has anyone had surgery while on Isotretinoin?
Has anyone had surgery while taking Isotretinoin (e.g. Accutane or Roaccutane)?
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What's the difference between board certified and AOA certified?
Mommy Makeover - 2 answers
The doctors we are looking at for a breast lift and tummy tuck are board certified. One is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery; the other is certified through the American Osteopathic Association. Reading online there doesn't seem to be much of a difference. Can anyone confirm or aid in a decision? Is one better trained than the other?
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How do I know if a surgeon is board certified?
Mommy Makeover - 2 answers
I am doing research on surgeons and have a scheduled mommy makeover. I can't find anything online for my doctor. He is claiming to be double board certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery but nothing online says he is. He also said after my tummy tuck and muscle repair I won't be able to do anymore sit-ups or heavy lifting. Is this true?. I'm having second thoughts about this doctor. Can you help guide me to make a good choice?
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How is it possible that my cohesive silicone implant that’s 2.5 yrs old ruptured?
I have cohesive silicone gel implants by Mentor that were placed ~2.5 years ago. I had to get an MRI & mammogram done for breast cancer screening, which is when they found that my right implant is ruptured. I’ve noticed the right was smaller than usual lately but thought it was normal asymmetry. I recall no trauma of any sort and I am very careful with my implants. How could this rupture happen in relatively new implants? Is it possible the mammogram ruptured my implant or made it worse?
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Would 575-650cc Mentor silicone smooth round implants give me a natural-looking DD?
I’m 5’10, 169 lbs board back. I think BWD is 14.5, so I'm like a B. Lost boob size from working out. Perky, no sag though. I’m wanting a DD full cleavage and side boob, but don’t want them resting up too high. I want a natural hang. Don’t want to look like a fake barbie.
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Will my breast pocket stretch over time? I was very clear with my surgeon about wanting a natural slope. I don't have this.
He told me there was no noticeable difference between rounds and anatomical. I'm coming up on my one-year post-op and I'm really not happy. There's a very abnormal shape to them. I'm quite sad about it. I consider myself an age gracefully/hippie kind of person and this was a huge decision. I breastfed all 3 of my babies and that definitely took a toll on my body. Will the pocket stretch with gravity? Is there an actual difference between the look of anatomical and rounds?
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One breast implant is noticeably bigger than the other. What should I do?
I am 4 months post-op of a breast aug with silicone implants. My left breast was smaller than the right to begin with. My PS did a 500cc implant on the left and 425 on the right. Now my left breast is noticeably bigger than the right. I know I am not fully healed, but as my implants settle, the size difference between the two implants is more apparent. How can this be corrected? Also, my PS had me do a “rice test” to get an idea of how big I want to go. Am I liable for the size difference?
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What is the best way to fix problems with boob replacements?
One boob is high up and will not drop into place and the other boob is in place but now has dropped past my incision. I could wear a shirt without a bra with my other implants but now that I’m bigger one nipple is higher than the other and one boob looks bigger than the other. Very depressing.
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Is 430cc's enough to get to a 34D cup with a narrow chest?
I am a 34B now, after breastfeeding of two kids. I am expecting 34D cup after breast augmentation surgery. My doctor suggests I choose 430cc ultra high profile but said it can be more than I am expecting. I am 4'17", 114lb.
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What are some options for encouraging my breast implants to settle?
I am 2 months post-breast augmentation. One of my implants isn’t settling into the pocket. My doctor doesn’t believe in massages or the band. What are some options to correct this? Also, at what point is it safe to have the correction done to help the implant drop? 3, 4 or 6 months? I just hate how they look; it’s so uneven. I’ve been severely depressed about how I look. Please help. My doc isn’t as sympathetic towards my concern.
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