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breast implants with heart disease

i had breast implants in 10 years ago i am 44 i have problems with one of them i need both replaced i am thinking cohesive gel implant i have saline is it safe even though i have had since birth congenital heart disease ebsteins anomally to get the cohesive gel or just stick with the lesser of the evils saline
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hi - i too have implants.  I just turned 34 and have had them for 15 years.  Holy cow, has it been that long?  Wow.   Anyway, I wouldn't get silicone or any sort of gel.  Should one rupture, it can cause issues.  I did have one rupture after the stupid docs poked a wire through one of my implants during heart surgery and was glad it was saline.  It just flattened in a minute but didn't cause any issues because the saline is sterile and absorbed by the body without issue.

My cardiothoracic surgeon and cosmetic surgeon both did not see any problems for me to undergo breast augmentation surgery.  I had it about a month after my heart surgery.  I don't know about your specific conditions but I'd check with a cardiologist and a cosmetic surgeon (board certified) and see what they think.  Your cosmetic surgeon might need a written 'okay' from your cardiologist before going ahead with the surgery.

Good luck!
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Hi, I am thinking of getting before my next surgery as I will end up on warfarin and told by a few docs they would be surprised if I was allowed to undergo breast implants after. I have about a year or maybe two before my prosthetic valve deteriorates to the point I would have to have replaced. I noticed you said you had one rupture and was curious if
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