Traction Wrinkling following Breast Augmentation...

Dec 28, 2011 by

A number of doctors have mentioned the rate of breast implants wrinkling has been increasing; many attribute this to something that is being called traction wrinkling. Traction wrinkling of breast implants could be on the rise due to the increased use of anatomical shaped implants- like the popular tear drop shape. When you combine the anatomical shape of the implant with the textured surface, the traction wrinkling can occur as the implant moves and settles. A Plastic Surgeon in America named Richard V. Dowden, MD wrote a good description about traction wrinkling of implants which can be seen below or found here. I am not sure how Dr. Dowden doesn’t consider traction wrinkling as a complication- the picture he posted shows prominent wrinkles caused by the traction wrinkles, something no woman would want or...

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Removal of a Polyurethane Foam Breast Implant- Video...

Oct 14, 2011 by

Some goofball wrote in a chat room that you cannot remove a Polyurethane Foam Silicone Gel Breast Implant once it has been implanted. What? I guess he works for one of the implant manufactures that are not happy about the rise in popularity of Polyurethane Foam Implants; well, I don’t work for any breast implant company and found a video that shows removal. Here it is: Removal of Polyurethane Foam Breast Implant on YouTube As you can see, a Polyurethane Foam Breast Implant can be removed. End of story.        ...

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Adjustable Breast Implants Gaining Popularity? No....

Oct 4, 2011 by

This is a really dumb article that pretty much leaves me looking for a larger soapbox to help people understand the facts. Here is the disappointing article that comes from what is usually a very good medical association: Here is the full article, please visit their website: http://www.surgery.org/consumers/plastic-surgery-news-briefs/adjustable-breast-implants-gaining-popularity-1035619  Adjustable breast implants gaining popularity October 3, 2011 Adjustable breast implants gaining popularity When it comes to breast augmentation surgery, deciding whether to opt for silicone or saline is not the only consideration patients must think about. Size is often the biggest consideration. Some doctors are now recommending adjustable breast implants for those who may not be sure just how big or small they want their breasts to be. “A woman comes in with one idea where she wants to be,” a Chicago-based plastic surgeon who is a proponent of the adjustable implants recently told...

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How Many Times Will Your Breast Implants Have to be Replaced?...

Sep 15, 2011 by

If you are 30 years old and live to be 80, it could be 4 or 5 times and would certainly be at least once. How do I determine that? I follow the USA FDA’s guidelines. The FDA recently published a patient booklet Titled Breast Implants Local Complications and Adverse Outcomes that stated the following: As many as 20 percent of women who receive breast implants for breast augmentation have to have their implant removed within 8-10 years. Over the course of your life, you may need to have your implant removed due to local complications. That is shocking news- 1 out of every 5 women that have breast implants will need to have them replaced every 8 to 10 years? If you are going to have breast implant surgery and expect to live for 40-50...

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Can Capsular Contracture Occur Twice?...

Sep 5, 2011 by

Yes. Absolutely. The statistics show an increased rate of  capsular contracture following breast augmentation revision surgery. But, just because capsular contracture occurred after one breast implant surgery, it does not mean it will occur again. Let’s look at some data and information from leading implant manufacturing companies: Mentor® Corporation provides the following information in their MemoryGel® implants, the information can be found here, please reference page 27-32 for re-operation information. From their product information: Capsular contracture rate for primary breast augmentation patients after 3 years: 8.1% Capsular contracture rate for re-operation for revision augmentation patients after 3 years: 18.9% So, you see the bad news- 8.1% of patients had capsular contracture after the primary augmentation surgery and 18.9% of patients had capsular contracture after the re-operation. That is bad news as almost 2 in 10 patients that had a...

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