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Breast Implants Do They Interfere With Breast-Feeding and Other Questions

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Breast Implants Do They Interfere With Breast-Feeding and Other Questions

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									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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