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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle Jones singer
37 years experience Gynecology
Probably not: Itching in previous scars is very common. I suggest you call your doctor for an examination and possibly a mammogram or ultrasound.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Improve not remove: Some scars can be improved with wound care, exfoliation, dermabrasion, peels, laser, grafting, fat transfer, camouflage make-up, surgery and more. How ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Scarring: That depends. Everyone heals differently and some people may be prone to keloid scarring, which may not resolve over time.
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Options.: You might wish to ask your surgeon about scar deactivation. This can be done by a medical acupuncturist (physician who is trained in acupuncture). It ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Kuitems
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Breast lump: Breast lump in any adult women Should be examined by a physician to determine if further testing is recommended to check for cancer or infection. Mamm ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
Gynecomastia : Gynecomastia is male breast enlargement due to glandular over growth. Generally the fibrous glandular tissue is not amenable to suction removal. Breas ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess answered
39 years experience Hand Surgery
YES: That would be a part of the procedure, but make sure you discuss with your surgeon.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James White
30 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Months: Numbness post surgery is very common. Depending on the amount of tissue removed during your breast reduction, numbness may last up to 6 months. Some ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
No easy answer: Not sure what you mean by "firm up". Breast reduction is usually a very satisfying surgery for women that have long been bothered by disproportionate ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Fiala
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
Time: Unfortunately, there's not much to do other than wait. Nerve healing is slow, and it may take 12 - 18 months for them to fully heal. Fortunately, mo ... Read More

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