Are breast implants under warranty?

All 3 manufacturers approved to sell breast implants in the United States warranty them. It is important to keep the identification card that comes with your implant (serial number).

Can I move my arms after breast augmentation?

You can gently and smoothly move your arms after breast augmentation surgery but avoid heavy lifting and quick exaggerated movements.

Can breast implants cause pain years later?

It is unlikely for breast implants to cause pain years later. If pain develops years later then it behooves you to be evaluated by a doctor.

Can you breast feed after breast augmentation

You should be able to breast feed after breast augmentation. The implant is not placed into the breast tissue. It is placed beneath your breast tissue or beneath your chest muscle.

Do breast implants cause autoimmune disease?

There are allegations that implants cause autoimmune diseases but statistics do not bear that out.

Do breasts sag after breast augmentation?

Breasts can sag over time because of breast/soft tissue related changes secondary to hormonal levels, age, weight loss, weight gain and the onset of different diseases.

How do I know if my breast implant is leaking?

Anyone with breast implants needs to periodically be evaluated to assess the integrity of the implant. That can be done with the following tests of the breasts: ultrasound, mammogram and MRI.

How do you know if you have capsular contracture?

The body forms a capsule around the implant that contracts or tightens around the implant resulting in a firmer feel to the touch.

Is getting a breast augmentation worth it?

Breast augmentation surgery enhances a womans bodily proportion that enhances beauty and confidence.

Is there an alternative to breast implants?

Fat transfer to the breasts is a very good alternative to enhance a womans breast size with the added benefit of shaping her body with liposuction.

Can fat be transferred to breasts?

Fat transfer to the breast is a suitable option to enhance a womans breast size with the added benefit of shaping her body with liposuction used to harvest the fat.

Does getting breast implants make you gain weight?

The only weight gain attributed to breast implants is from the actual weight of the implant. If one gains additional weight then other issues need to be addressed.

Does insurance cover breast implants?

Implants for strictly cosmetic reasons will not be covered by insurance. Implants for reconstructive reasons can be covered by insurance but one needs to check with their insurance company.

How painful is breast augmentation recovery?

In general, implants placed beneath the breast are less painful then implants placed beneath the chest muscle. It is the release of the chest muscle that results in more discomfort or pain.

How do I prepare for breast implants?

There are several ways to prepare for breast implant surgery. Every surgeon has their own preparatory regimen that you should follow.

Can breast implants last 30 years?

Some people have reported having breast implants last several years. A breast implant should not be considered a lifetime medical device. You need to be checked periodically by a plastic surgeon. And your plastic surgeon might recommend a mammogram, ultrasound or MRI of the breasts.

Is breast enlargement possible without surgery?

Breast enlargement can only be done with surgery using a breast implant or transferring your own fat to the breast area. There was a device called the BRAVA that would expand the breast with a vacuum. That device is no longer being sold.

What are Natrelle breast implants?

Natrelle breast implants are a type of implant manufactured by Allergan. Sientra and Mentor are the two companies that manufacture breast implants.

Whats the safest breast implant?

All three companies that manufacture breast implants make safe products. There have been reported cases of ALCL associated with textured implants in the recent years.

How long are breast augmentation incisions sore?

Breast augmentation incisions are really not the source of soreness. The skin incision is like a papercut. It is the release of the pectoralis muscle that results in the soreness much more than the skin incision. In addition, the released muscle then gets stretched by the implant which leads to soreness in the early phase of healing.

Will Cigna cover breast augmentation?

Every insurance company has different guidelines and criteria for covering any procedure. It is best that you or your surgeons office check your coverage. Breast augmentation for cosmetic reasons is rarely covered by insurance.

how much does breast augmentation cost?

There is a very wide range of costs for a breast augmentation. The cost will involve the surgeons fee, the implants, the anesthesia fees and the operating room fees. Just to list a range: $3000-$20,000. I know that that is not really helpful but those numbers have been quoted.

What can go wrong with breast implants?

Implants themselves can rupture which entails damage to the outer shell of the implant. In that case, a removal of the ruptured implant is usually warranted and a decision can be made to replace them, leave them out or transfer fat to the breasts. There are other conditions that can develop such as: malposition, infection, capsular contracture.

What is the average cost of a breast augmentation?

There is a very wide range of costs for a breast augmentation. The cost will involve the surgeons fee, the implants, the anesthesia fees and the operating room fees. Just to list a range: $3000-$20,000. I know that that is not really helpful but those numbers have been quoted.

What is the difference between a breast augmentation and breast implants?

A breast augmentation refers to enhancing the breasts with implants or your own fat. Breast implants are medical devices that are used in a breast augmentation.

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

For over 35 years, Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, has made it his life's work to enhance the natural beauty of his patients in the Upper East Side and surrounding areas of New York City. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Diktaban provides the ideal blend of realistic, aesthetic, and safe cosmetic treatments and procedures.

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