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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.
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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"I have definitely seen an increase in the removal of breast implants. If a woman decides to have her breast implants removed then she should consider having an en bloc capsulectomy to also remove the capsule surrounding these implants to be assured that almost all of the silicone is removed," said Dr.
The Asian Breast Implants Market, by Product Type (Silicone Breast Implants and Saline Breast Implants), by Shape (Round and Anatomical), by Application (Reconstructive Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery), by End User (Hospitals and Cosmetic Clinics) is estimated to be valued at US$ 140.93 million in 2017, and is projected to exhibit a CAGR of 7.0% over the forecast period (2018 - 2026) as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
In case of textured breast implants it is likely to develop in the scar tissue.
In a March 2017 report, the US Food and Drug Administration found that women with breast implants had a "very low but increased risk" of developing anaplastic large-cell lymphoma compared with women who did not have them.
This data gives women important safety information about silicone breast implants to have real expectations and to help them choose what is right for them," added Clemens.
Valdes Cuadrado, "Pneumonitis caused by silicone gel following breast implant rupture," Irish Journal of Medical Science, vol.
Late-term fluid accumulation around breast implants can occur for many reasons, including trauma, infection or malignancy.
The boss of the French company which distributed the defective breast implants was sentenced to four years in prison for fraud.
Radial folds and periprosthetic fluid should be considered variations of normal following breast implant placement.
Once a diagnosis of ALCL is established in a patient with a breast implant, it is important to distinguish whether the disease is dissemination from a systemic ALCL (especially the ALK-negative type), (1) a direct spread from an overlying primary cutaneous ALCL (C-ALCL), or a breast implant-associated ALCL, given their significantly different prognosis.
Maximo Rodriguez have proposed in a bill the creation of a Committee on Breast Implant Research, to be chaired by the secretary of health, that would focus on determining the implants' effects on health, especially any risks these pose.