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Breast Implants Do They Interfere With Breast-Feeding and Other Questions
If you are thinking about getting breast implants, you have likely heard all kinds of things-good and bad. The key is sifting through all the information and separating fact from fiction. Know the truth about these popular cosmetic surgery products is the only way you can make an informed decision. Here are some of the more common questions: 1. Do breast implants cause cancer? The answer is no, they do not cause cancer. However, if you have them, adjustments will need to be made to your mammogram procedure because a tumor can be hidden behind it. Angles may need to be changed and making sure a well-trained radiologist reads the results is important. Even better-find a radiologist who specializes in working with breast implant x-rays. To an untrained eye, it can be difficult to detect anomalies. Continue to conduct self-breast exams and also have follow-up with your surgeon every year or so. He can also detect unnatural changes in the area. 2. Will pregnancy mess them up? Again, the answer is no. Keep in mind that your breasts will increase as your pregnancy advances so, you will be even bigger in the bust. So, that is something to consider when you plan on your size. Also, the weight may not reduce and you could stay this size. You can always have the implants removed. But, there is no reason for you to wait until you are finished having babies to get them. 3. If I have breast implants, will I be able to breast-feed? Yes, you can still nourish your baby with mother's milk. However, you should discuss with your surgeon if you are planning on breast-feeding because certain placement and incision sites can make feeding more difficult. 4. Can they burst under pressure? No. If you were to be at an altitude-high or low-that caused them to burst, you wouldn't be able to survive anyway. Now, it is true that they may expand and appear larger at high elevations and vice versa. But, they are not going to explode inside your body if you go mountain-climbing or scuba diving. 5. Is silicone safe? Silicone got a bad rap in the 90s but it is back on the market. Originally, people thought there was a connection with ruptured silicones and connective tissue diseases like lupus, but resulting studies have found no such connection. So, now women have a choice of saline or silicone. Now, ruptures can cause some pain and discomfort, so MRIs are recommended at least every three years to detect the slow seepage of silicone. Now that this is all cleared up, you have to understand that there are some risks as with any surgery. While having breast implants is relatively safe, it is not a decision to be made lightly because of the surgical risks. Choose a well-qualified plastic surgeon who his board certified to perform your procedure. This will help reduce the chance of complications occurring. Also, follow his post-op instructions to facilitate healing and optimum results. Breast implants can change your life by giving you confidence and making you feel sexier, but they have to be done right.
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