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Dr. Michael Edwards
36 years experience in Plastic Surgery
There : There is no replacement for an in-person exam to give you proper advice but it really depends on how large your implants are, how much your tissues ha ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Polecritti
17 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Depends: Not sure what u mean by "dents". With implant removal, contour irregularities can occur. Alot depends on how much breast tissue you have, the more tis ... Read More
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Dr. Mia Skourtis
22 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Having : Having breast implants causes the overlying breast tissue and skin to stretch to accommodate the implant. When breast implants are removed, there wil ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Dembny
28 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Breast surgery ; BA: No it should not. Your surgeon should be careful not puncture your implant.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Breast reconstructio: Breast reconstruction after mastectomy can be done with multiple of methods depending on the amount of breast removed. It depends on the other breast ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience in General Surgery
Implant removal: As the chest wall muscle gradually resumes its previous shape [it was stretched out with implant behind it] the breast will have a more normal appeara ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Krishna Narayanan
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Tram flap: One of the common methods is by using the tram flap which is use of patients own abdominal muscle and skin paddle to create breast mound.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Usually 9 months: I typically inform my patients that it will take somewhere between 6-9 months for the vast majority of the swelling to resolve.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Depends: There are the normal risks of surgery with general anesthesia. The degree of "droop"in the breasts may be variable after surgery and you may need add ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience in Cosmetic Surgery
Dented chest look.: Indentations or having a sunken look is expected after implant removal that's why most plastic surgeons will plan on either replacement implant or a m ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zahid Niazi
38 years experience in Cosmetic Surgery
Need further surgery: The dented appearance is temporary especially if you and your plastic surgeon had discussed replacement of implants at a later date or getting a modif ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus answered
38 years experience in Plastic Surgery
It can be.: If your implants are older silicone and have leaked or ruptured, there may be significant scar tissue or encapsulation to remove, and this can indeed ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience in Hand Surgery
YES: That would be a part of the procedure, but make sure you discuss with your surgeon.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ron Pelton
36 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
In : In most cases, the same incision will be used.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Rather odd: Norgesic is a combination of a muscle relaxer and tylenol (acetaminophen). It would be rather odd to prescribe it after a lumpectomy.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Generally not: Breasts tend to be firmer with any augmentation technique particularly in the early post-operative period.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Nipple sensation: Depends on the incision, the dissection, submuscular versus subglandular and how far the depth of the dissection. The nerve supply to the nipple come ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
38 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Good question: Misinformation abounds regarding this question. Revision may be indicated for many reasons such as size concerns, asymmetries and malposition. Althoug ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Usually not.: Breast reconstruction involves expanders/implants beneath the chest muscles, allowing the tissues just under the skin surface (where the breast used t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Size to fit: Your plastic surgeon will take measurements of the chest to help determine what size implants to use. A woman who is 5'2", 100 lbs would not get the ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Lichten
22 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Depends: If there are no complications, i tell my patients that they should begin to feel like themselves again after a couple of months. Most patients can ge ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Rarely: Breast cancer surgeons have learned a lot from our plastic surgery colleagues and now try to apply many of the same principles that they follow with b ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience in Orthodontics
Yes: It is a surgical procedure. Discuss anesthesia (probably local) with your surgeon.
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