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Breastfeeding/implants

Since I've had children, my breasts seem to have shrunk into God knows where (I had "working" breasts:breastfeeding), and I'm wondering what the down side to having implants is?
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142722 tn?1281537216
I have implants and I have yet to have a down side.  They are great and I would do it again if I had to do it over - I was a 36A and went to a 36C.  I am now currently preggo and plan to breatfeel with my implants.  Dr. said I should be fine.  We will see when I try it :-)  Mine are almost four years old and look great.  I'm sure there are others that have had problems and I'm not trying to say there is no problems with them just that I have not had any problems.  So far so good for me.
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implants can and will leak even if so minimal you will never have a problem and affect your babies brain
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google it - i would never take the risk. i do not know to what extent it will affect your offspring but it will there is no doubt. and there is no way to test your milk. did u know retinol and makeup/skin products causes birth defects in developing fetuses and behavioral problems while breastfeeding? u can NEVER be too careful
348985 tn?1205241625
I am waiting to have my breast surgery, it is to correct a tuberous condition, and I waited until I had my kids to consider it.  I am not sure if you are asking about problems with the implnats themselves, or with another pregnancy and breastfeeding.  Implant surgery has the normal surgical/anesthesia risks.  The implants themselves will fail(burst/leak etc) at some point and need to be replaced.  Saline ones are somewhat easier in the respect that if you spring a leak you notice b/c it deflates.  With silicone you may get a "silent" rupture and usually the only way to detect it is an MRI.  Also if you get silicone you have to get an MRI every 3 yrs to check for rupture.  Insurance does not usually pay for this.  Some women develope asthetic issues, such as wrinkling or rippling, a condition called double bubble, or even a "snoopy" look.  If you go to the Mentor webpage they list alot of the complications from implant and surgery.  Also a consult with a good PS can answer many of your questions.  I found alot of help at implantinfo.com
I dunno if I can post the addy here...not trying to advertise or anything, just direct you to some useful info.  Best of Luck!
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I had breast implants in for 20 years.  I went in regularly and had them checked.  I did not, however, breast feed my kids. I waited until I was done.  The doctor kept telling me he thought everything was fine.  I began having major health issues.  I told a friend how I was feeling and she asked me if I happened to have implants.  I couldn't believe it!  She said that many girls have sued the implant company and gotten money because they have gotten ill from the implants.  Of course no doctor will say for sure that it was the implants, but it's interesting how the women that have gotten ill all have the same symptoms.  They supposidly have improved the silicone implants these days, but the shell is still made of silicone and can leak into your system.  The doctors will tell you no, but I've found information supporting it.  I ended up having them taken out last year.  I loved them when I had them, but my health wasn't worth it.  I am still struggling with Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue, Migraine headaches, sleep disorders etc.  When they opened me up to remove them, one of them had ruptured.  I don't know how long it was like that or what happened because of that.  Remember the doctor said they were fine.  I didn't have an MRI because he didn't think I needed one.  It makes me sad.  I loved them and finally felt like a woman, but the health issues were just getting to be too much.  Good luck in your decision.
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Hi,
It is cohesive silicon gel by BA surgeon(Dr. Sammy Sliwin in Toronto) opted for me. I have done it about three years ago and still feeling great. I didn't breast fed after that but I guess my implants won't affect it. Is the revision surgery performed right from the start? or just changing the implants to newer size? I am not so clear about that.
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