breast implant

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An inert sac filled with saline (formerly silicone), sometimes covered by polyurethane foam, which is inserted under anterior chest wall skin to augment or restore cosmetically the female contour or for post-mastectomy reconstruction
Complications Capsule contraction, implant rupture, hematoma, wound infection
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breast implant

Plastic surgery An inert sac, once filled with silicone, now saline; some are covered by polyurethane foam, inserted under anterior chest wall skin to augment or restore cosmetically the ♀ contour or for post-mastectomy reconstruction; BIs may be associated with connective-tissue diseases–see there, or other disease–eg, autoimmune disorders–eg, Hashimoto's thyroiditis, PBC, sarcoidosis, CA  Complications Capsule contraction, implant rupture, hematoma, wound infection. See Biomaterials, Breast cancer, Cosmetic surgery, Silicone.
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breast im·plant

(brest im'plant)
A form of mammillaplasty (q.v.) generally involving insertion of a nonphysiologic substance to enlarge the female breast for cosmetic purposes or in reconstruction of a breast that suffered surgical scarring during mastectomy.
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Patient discussion about breast implant

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.
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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.

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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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At present, breast implantation is the most common cosmetic surgery in the United States, with approximately 279,143 cosmetic and 106,338 reconstructive breast implantations performed in 2015 alone [29].
Moreover, only 10 females (1.73%) had history of breast implantation among a total of 578 female lung transplant recipients, suggesting no significant association between the two.
The study included all 574 women who underwent 901 postmastectomy breast implantations in Denmark between June 1999 and July 2003.
To answer these questions, it is helpful to examine the controversy in two stages, looking first at what norms were enforced and produced by breast implantation practices and then turning to an examination of the role of the law.
Thus, in the end, silicone breast implantation practices operated to enforce the notions that real women have breasts and that these breasts should either be or seem as natural as possible.
Contraindications to breast implantation include the presence of a radiated chest wall, local infection, bleeding disorders or unrealistic patient expectation.
With silicone gel-filled implants restricted by the Food and Drug Administration, physicians are searching for a device to bridge the gap created by the continued demand for implants and the lack of availability, Although saline implants have taken the back seat in breast implantation, a new procedure advanced by Richard Mladick.