I'm 19 Yr's Post Renal Transplant and Having a Bilateral Mastectomy, How Safe is It to Have Silicone Implants?

Doctor Answers 3

Silicone implants are safe

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The safety of silicone implants has been well established by the FDA.  As long as you are healthy enough to undergo the mastectomy and reconstruction you should do very well with the silicone implants.

Salt Lake City Plastic Surgeon
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Silicone implants and kidney transplant

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Silicone implants are very safe. As for your specific medical conditions you first have to make sure if you are medically stable to undergo the reconstruction and mastectomy.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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How safe are silicone implants after kidney transplant?

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Silicone implants are as safe with a kidney transplant as without.  Your peri-operative care may be affected by immunosuppressive medication.  Hemostasis (blood clotting) and wound healing may be impaired, depending on what you are taking, your kidney function, and any other co-existing medical issues.  The type of mastectomy is germane.  Preparation for your procedure should be arranged with your surgeon(s) and nephrologist communicating with one another.  Diligent post-operative follow up will be important to detect and manage any problems in a timely manner.

Steve Laverson, MD
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

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