See this link https://www.facebook.com/groups/295420417294192/to follow latest developments about two days of hearings by FDA on breast implants. Key issues include risk of lymphoma from certain types of breast implants; improvement of followup of patients with breast implants; and model practices regarding patient consent.
Increasingly, doctors are placing breast implants over not under the muscle for women who are thinner, very active and athletic, to minimize a problem called distortion when the implants move around. We address this issue in our book; some doctors, however, say that positioning implants over the muscle gives a more unnatural look. If you are a weight lifter, boxer or very athletic, thinner woman considering implants, this is an important issue to discuss with your plastic surgeon.
Where to place breast implants — under the chest muscle or over it — remains more a plastic surgeon’s choice. It’s an important discussion, in particular, for thinner, very active women, who sometimes complain that implants move inappropriately when they exercise. In plastic surgery, this is an issue known as “distortion.”
Here one doctor provides some clarity on why he and many other doctors prefer to place implants under the chest muscle. https://niume.com/post/247372https://niume.com/post/247372.
For more discussion on implant placement, see our book’s breast implant chapter. It discusses types of implants; problems; placement concerns and other issues.
Younger women undergoing #breastreconstruction with #breastimplantsand who are very athletic increasingly are asking their #plasticsurgeonswhere’s the best place to place an implant under the muscle, as done for years, or over, to avoid a problem called distortion when the implant moves during vigorous exercise such as weight lifting.
We report in the#siliconeimplant chapter of the book that some surgeons remain cautious about implant placement over the muscle because of concerns about whether this doesn’t look as good or may impair imaging and monitoring of the breast. Would love to hear from doctors and women if you have an opinion.
Below: Emmy Pontz-Rickert, anchor of silicone breast implant chapter, “Breast Cancer Surgery and Reconstruction: What’s Right for You.” Photo by Kathleen Galligan
This review article teases out which women undergoing#BreastReconstruction with #siliconeimplants for breast cancer are most likely to develop an infection, often leading to loss of the implant, considerable expense and pain and time for the woman. It also carries recommendations for hospitals to follow to reduce infection rates.
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