It’s Your Turn Mom!
After having a baby, it’s common for women to see changes in their breasts and body. Allergen, a?trusted leader in aesthetics, recently launched the “My Breasts, My Body, My Turn” initiative that?encourages women to focus on themselves after all they do for their families. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, top surgical and nonsurgical procedures?in 2015 included breast augmentation breast lift, tummy tuck, and facial injectable treatments.?ItsMyTurn.com features an interactive tool to learn about a variety of treatment options. You can print?out a list of options you’d like to discuss with your surgeon during your consultation. Moms can also ask about the wide array of aesthetic products from Allergan, including Natre/[email protected] breast implants. They can even ask about facial treatments and skin care.
Who may get breast implants (INDICATIONS)?
- Breast augmentation for women at least 22 years old for silicone-filled implants. Breast augmentation includes primary breast augmentation to increase breast size, as well as revision surgery to correct or improve the result of a primary breast augmentation surgery.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Who should NOT get breast implants (CONTRAINDICATIONS)?
- Women with active infection anywhere in their body.
- Women with existing cancer or pre-cancer of their breast who have not received adequate treatment for those conditions.
- Women who are currently pregnant or nursing.
What else should I consider (WARNINGS)?
- Breast implants are not lifetime devices, and not necessarily a one-time surgery.
- Many of the changes to your breasts following implantation cannot be undone. If you later choose to have your implant(s) removed and not replaced, you may experience unacceptable dimpling, puckering, wrinkling, or other cosmetic changes of the breast, which may be permanent.
- Breast implants may affect your ability to breastfeed, either by reducing or eliminating milk production.
- Rupture of a silicone-filled breast implant is most often silent and may not be detected by you or your doctor. You should have an MRI 3 years after your surgery and then every 2 years after that for as long as you have your breast implants to determine if rupture is present. If implant rupture is noted on an MRI, you should have the implant removed, with or without replacement.
- With breast implants, a routine screening mammography and self-examinations for breast cancer will be more difficult. Ask your doctor to help you distinguish the implant from your breast tissue. Symptoms of a ruptured implant may be hard knots or lumps surrounding the implant or in the armpit, change or loss of size or shape of the breast or implant, pain, tingling, swelling, numbness, burning or hardening. Tell your doctor of these symptoms and remove ruptured implants.
- Inform any other doctor who treats you of the presence of your implants to minimize the risk of damage to the implants.
What types of conditions require more study (PRECAUTIONS)? Caution: Notify your doctor if you have any of the following conditions, as the risks of breast implant surgery may be higher:
- Autoimmune diseases (for example, lupus and scleroderma).
- A weakened immune system (for example, currently taking drugs that weaken the body’s natural resistance to disease).
- Planned chemotherapy following breast implant placement.
Planned radiation therapy to the breast following breast implant placement.
- Conditions that interfere with wound healing and blood clotting.
- Reduced blood supply to breast tissues
- Clinical diagnosis of depression or other mental health disorders, including body dysmorphic disorder and eating disorders. Please discuss any history of mental health disorders with your surgeon prior to surgery. Patients with a diagnosis of depression or other mental health disorders should wait for resolution or stabilization of these conditions prior to undergoing breast implantation surgery.
What are some complications with breast implants (COMPLICATIONS)? Key complications are reoperation, implant removal with or without replacement, implant rupture, and severe capsular contracture (severe scar tissue around the implant). Other complications include asymmetry, nipple/breast/skin sensation changes, scarring or wrinkling/rippling. Talk to your doctor about other complications. Talk to your doctor. For more information see the Patient Brochures at www.allergan.com/labeling/usa.htm or call the Allergan Product Support line at 1-800-433-8871. To report a problem with [email protected] Silicone-Filled, Natrelle [email protected], and Natrel/[email protected] 410 Shaped Gel Breast Implants, please call Allergan Product Surveillance at 1-800-624-4261. [email protected], Natre/le [email protected], and Natre/[email protected] 410 Shaped Gel Breast Implants are available by prescription only. ? REFERENCE: American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2015 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics, 2015. “Top 5 Procedures: Surgical and Nonsurgical.”