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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Breast surgery: This article provides guidance: http://www.drjjwendel.com/breast-tissue-expander-replacement-implants-recovery-instructions

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andres Sarraga
17 years experience Plastic Surgery
In some cases: There are indications to leave an expander in for a longer time than usual. Especially if you are undergoing chemo or radio therapy treatments . Unle ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
While that's longer: Than some would do, it won't cause any harm.
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Dr. Humberto Palladino
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
It depends: Without specifics on your case the usual time for tissue expansion is 4-6 months. I try to complete my breast reconstructions within the year although ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
If tissue on one: Of your breasts has become thick & like an orange peel in consistency - please see your physician promptly for evaluation.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: Or maybe not. Need much more information. Breast thickening that you feel? That a doctor's exam feels? Seen on a mammogram? All breast changes or conc ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
They are essentially: ...Empty translucent rubbery balloons with a valve built into the wall that can been accessed through the skin with a needle to fill them with saline ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ollendorff
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Breasts post nursing: A woman's breast becomes larger with nursing and will become relatively smaller after stopping nursing. The breast will likely be slight larger than ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
23 years experience Breast Surgery
See a doctor: Male breast enlargement is called gynecomastia and can be common in men. It is seen at puberty but can also be seen in grown men who are overweight ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Firmness & imaging: This is a diagnosis that is usually made on examination, radiologic imaging, or breast biopsy.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: This is more common in younger and smaller breasted women.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Axillary breast tissue is located under your armpit. Ancillary or extra breast tissue is found in addition to your breasts in an alternate location.
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