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
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breast prosthesis

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

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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Fact.MR has announced the addition of the "Breast Prosthesis Market Forecast, Trend Analysis & Competition Tracking - Global Market Insights 2018 to 2028"report to their offering.
Cook and his colleagues treated mastectomy with adjuvant radiation-induced breast prosthesis for 30 days with Trental and Vitamin E for 180 days.
Summary: A breast prosthesis is a form of artificial breast that can replace the shape and size of part or all shape of the breast which is removed.
Recently, it has been estimated that about 90% of women undergoing mastectomy use a breast prosthesis permanently or during the waiting time preceding breast reconstruction [1].
Management of the infected or exposed breast prosthesis: A single surgeon's 15-year experience with 69 patients.
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.
Breast prosthesis - Breast prosthesis are available on display, and there are experts on call when required to attend to and counsel patients who get embarrassed to discuss the loss of an important body part.
"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.