Caring for Your Breast Implants (Part 1)

Caring for Your Breast Implants (Part 1) 

As with any part of your body, proper care and health monitoring of your breast implants is important to ensure they remain healthy.

Dr. Ali is Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon who has performed breast implant surgery on thousands of women in Birmingham, Troy, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield, and across Southeast Michigan. In this two part article he offers suggestions for the care and protection

Protecting Your Breast Implants

After you have healed from breast implant surgery, normal activity, exercise and sexual intimacy is not only recommended, but encouraged, as part of a healthy lifestyle!

You will want to guard your implants against any kind of intense or repetitious pressure on your breasts. While you should be able to engage in normal physical activities such as sports or exercise, you will need to avoid any kind of situation that could result in any kind of trauma to your breast. Detroit Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali will gladly advise you of any activites he believes you should avoid following your breast implant surgery.

Following breast implant surgery, make sure to let all healthcare practitioners (doctors, mammogram technicians, massage therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists, physical therapists, nursis, etc.) treating you know that you have undergone silicone gel breast implant surgery.

Failure to do so could result in accidental damage or rupturing of your breast implants. All Detroit area patients who undergo breast implant surgery should carry their Device Identification Card with them at all times to show to healthcare practitioners prior to proceeding with treatment.

When to Suspect a Breast Implant Problem

If you experience any of the following symptoms after breast implant surgery, contact Detroit Board Certified Plastic Surgeon immediately:

  • Signs of infection
  • A lump ion the breast
  • Nipple dimpling, drawn in, sunken or inversion
  • Nipple discharge
  • Change in the position of your breast implant
  • Change in the shape of your breast implant
  • Any injury to your breast(s)
  • Sudden change in size or shape of your breast(s)
  • Sudden asymmetry in your breasts(s)

While damage to breast implants is a rare occurrence, if your breast implant becomes ruptured it will have to be removed. In Part 2 of this article, Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali explains how to monitor and detect breast implant rupture.

Detroit Area Breast Implant Surgery

If you have questions about the latest developments in breast implant surgery, please schedule a consultation with award-winning Detroit area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali.

The vast majority of women who choose to get breast implants say that their augmented breast(s) help them feel more self-confident, feel better about their bodies, and/or give them a greater feeling of well-being.

Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Doctor Ali offers a breast implant consultation to help you learn about your options and decide if breast implants are a good option for you.

Detroit Area Breast Implant Surgery Consultation: 248-335-7200