breast prosthesis

A contoured device which simulates breast tissue, usually worn inside of a brassiere, which is composed of foam or gel, and used either as a filler for those who view themselves as under-endowed or restore visual balance post-mastectomy for breast cancer

breast prosthesis

Surgical oncology An artificial breast worn under clothing. See Mammoplasty.

Patient discussion about breast prosthesis

Q. Does anyone know if its possible to get breast implants if i have an implanted defibrillator? I have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. I'm 27 and in great health, I workout 6 days a week and I have no further symptoms.

A. Thanks for your help. In fact I have an appointment with my cardiologist in a couple of weeks and if he says its OOK I will definitely consult it with the plastic surgeon as well. However I always try to do some additional research on my own and get second opinions.
Ince again,
Thanks!

Q. Do any of you with FM have silicone breast implants, or have you ever had them? How about saline? My silicone implants expired on the surgeon's shelf before they went in my body. Both implants ruptured and disintegrated within 5 years of implantation. I was diagnosed with FM shortly after 2 surgeries to remove silicone goo. Just wondering if anyone else has made the connection. Thank you!

A. As far as I know several studies failed to prove there is a connection between rupture of breast implants and fibromyalgia, as did the FDA conclude. Indeed I heard about one study that found this connection, but it seemed like a very problematic one.

You can read about this subject here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breast_implants#Claims_of_systemic_illness_and_disease)

Q. I have hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and an ICD. Is it possible to get breast implants with an ICD? I have no further symptoms: I workout and run 6 days a week, in good shape and only 27 years old.

A. Some medical equipment can damage your ICD If you are visiting your doctor , tell him or her that you have an ICD BEFORE they do any testing or treatment.i'm pretty sure they'll find a creative way to do the implant.any way- before doing any procedure- ask the cardiologist that handles you about it.

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Contract notice: The supply of External Breast Prosthesis and Associated Products.
The Shirley Mae Breast Cancer Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for items like the cost of prescriptions, wigs and breast prosthesis.
Here's a selection of specially constructed bras containing concealed breast prosthesis pockets.
If this saves lives, there's nothing wrong with passing a law that everyone should have breast prosthesis," Filiberto joked.
For women who don't have surgical reconstruction, a breast prosthesis is needed for more than appearance," Crawford said.
A second grant from Komen and The Links, one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organisations of African American women, will support a breast prosthesis programme of BCFE.
one of the oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of African American women, will support BCFE's breast prosthesis program.
Think Pink's funds will be channelled towards breast awareness campaigns, a mammography drive, treatment, medicines and breast prosthesis.
Regardless of why you had a mastectomy, the decision to undergo breast reconstructive surgery, use a breast prosthesis under your clothes or make no changes after mastectomy can be complex and difficult.
4) Synovial metaplasia has been described most frequently in association with the textured type of silicone breast prosthesis.
Currently, the Medicare system has codes for either an "off the shelf" breast prosthesis or a "custom" breast prosthesis.