I had breast implants five years ago at Bupa. Can you tell me if Bupa used PIP implants?Sherif Wilson: We are closely monitoring developments from the Medicines & Healthcare Regulatory Authority (MHRA) regarding the PIP implants.
I've heard that a special blue light is better than MRI scanning at detecting breast implant rupture. Is this true?
Charles Nduka: No, MRI is the gold standard method of detecting breast implant ruptures. I can see why companies would use cheap techniques that are less effective, but isn't this the reason why so many thousands of women paid the price of companies putting profits before safety?
I am a 34A-cup and would like a breast enlargement (full C-cup) but have very little breast tissue.
Does an FRCS(Plas) Surgeon have specialist training to perform a breast enlargement over an Onco Surgeon?
Venkat Ramakrishnan: There are two aspects to cosmetic surgery, which will also include an element of breast reconstructive surgery. Although breast reconstruction is quite different to breast augmentation cosmetic surgery, the patient is choosing this type of procedure, which is different to surgery for cancer cure.
Which is the least noticeable place for a scar in a breast enlargement?
James Murphy: The scars for a breast enlargement can be placed in the armpit, in the areola or in the fold under the breast. Each has advantages and disadvantages.
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