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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.

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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: open invitation to tender for the supply of breast prostheses and plastic and reconstructive surgery equipment
Although an increased risk of anaplastic large-cell lymphoma in patients with breast prostheses has been speculated, no studies had been conducted.
That includes forms for tissue expansion, which expand skin and muscle tissue in preparation for reconstructive surgery, silicone and contact silicone breast prostheses, pocketed bras, and post-mastectomy camisoles, which are worn after surgery and have drains for removing extra fluid.
Offering a full range of breast prostheses, post-mastectomy undergarments, wigs and compression garments, the center works with insurance companies to cover the costs associated with its products, and staff conducts the center like any professional medical office.
8 million at the time of the bankruptcy, but it has a majority ownership interest in the company, which manufactures customized breast prostheses for women who have had mastectomies.
Founders Samantha Medred and Whitney Kitchens specialize in post-mastectomy products--including breast prostheses ("forms") and specially designed bras and swimsuits.
The dresses and tops have hidden built-in bra support with pockets to discreetly hold breast prostheses.
Working with a designer who had had a mastectomy herself, Michelle came up with Belovely - a clothing range featuring hidden built-in bra support with pockets to discreetly hold breast prostheses.
The articles describe the breast and lymphatic system, benign breast changes, the role of estrogen in breast cancer, the link to ovarian cancer, statistics on breast cancer in the US, and recent research; types of breast cancer; risk factors, symptoms, genetic testing, and prevention; screening, diagnosis, and stages; treatments, including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, targeted therapies, complementary and alternative medicine, treatment during pregnancy, male breast cancer, advanced and recurrent cancer, and clinical trials; managing side effects and complications of treatment; and living with the disease, including nutrition, exercise, emotions, talking to family, work, breast prostheses, insurance, and caregiving.
Women who have had a double mastectomy will be entitled to free bilateral breast prostheses.
A newly-refurbished area has been created at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary to help women who have undergone breast surgery be measured for breast prostheses and special bras.
In the mid 1990's, they added a division selling breast prostheses and mastectomy products.