I need advice about options for replacing or repairing aging implants while on warfarin for mechanical heart valve. Advice?

I had saline breast implants done by a top surgeon in 1994 -checked last year by the original surgeon, who pronounced them 'perfect'. However- since that surgery- I had a mechanical mitral valve implanted, and am on warfarin for life. I'm terrified of future problems with implants as they age- not being able to be fixed because of the warfarin. My doctor said he would sooner deflate the other if one broke open. This is a horrible solution. Any advice on dealing with this? Thanks!

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I need advice about options for replacing or repairing aging implants while on warfarin for mechanical heart valve. Advice?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well.. The breasts may lose their elasticity and firmness which can be caused by different factors such as pregnancy, massive weight loss, lactation and aging. To reaffirm the breasts and restore the natural look your surgeon can perform a mastopexy or breast lift. A breast lift restores a firmer, perkier, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. This not only can improve a patient’s appearance by restoring her youthful, feminine proportions, but  also help bras and swimsuits fit more comfortably and attractively. By removing excess, stretched out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour. Stretched, large areolae can also be reduced during breast lift surgery, creating an overall better proportioned, natural looking breast, Actually the perkiness on a person or another, depends on patients skin and breast tissue… Breast augmentation surgery increases or restores breast size using silicone gel implants, saline implants or in some cases, fat transfer. One of the most popular and frequently performed aesthetic surgery procedures, breast augmentation has a long and successful track record in satisfying women who wish to enhance, regain or restore balance to their figures.


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