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what are the pros and cons of a breast lift

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends on technique: The cost will depend on the technique as well as the anesthesia and facility charges. Typically this will range from 1-12.000 depending on what is don ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: Some women may not be healthy enough for surgery. Those that are may not even need a breast lift but instead might need breast augmentation. The best ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Modestly: At best no severe pain.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: There are always risks to surgery and specifically a breast lift may in addition to general risks of anesthesia and surgery have the potential for los ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Klink
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Scars versus Shape: The pros of a breast lift are that the breast is higher, perkier and has a better shape with removal of loose skin. The cons are that it is a sugical ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elliot Duboys
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Your comfort: Pros and cons are relative and depend upon the individual. If you are troubled by large breasts, back, shoulder and neck pain - you might want to con ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Vitenas
38 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Breast reduction: The pros of the bilateral breast reduction is the loss of the breast weight pulling on your chest and the loss of neck and back pain associated with l ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Positive vs Negative: There are many potential negatives but the positives outweigh the negatives and include: infection, hematoma, wound breakdown, asymmetry, implant expo ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
37 years experience General Surgery
Many: This is a question best answered by your plastic surgeon and a counselor that deals with body image issues. You might get different answers from them ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bauback Safa
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Numerous: Pros: -relieve back and shoulder pain -improve self-esteem -reduce chronic skin irritation in breast folds -better aesthetic appearance -accelerate we ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Coville
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Several: The benefits are many if done correctly by a well-trained and experienced plastic surgeon. You should have a more youthful appearance and "feel" to th ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Grossman
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
That depends: If you have been embarrassed of your small breasts, than having a well done breast augmentation is definitely well worth it. Especially today, patien ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Tummy tuck: The benefits are a flat abdominal region with smooth skin. The cons is recovery, risk of complication and anesthesia. The benefits far outweigh the ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Several: Pros: life-sustaining, can be temporary if swallowing ability returns. Cons: infections, clogging, falling out.
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yahya Hashmi
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Cancer: gonadectomy only if torsion or cancer.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Pahnke
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Maintainyour figure: If you mean mast. Bra and external prothesis -it is to maintain your figure after mastectomy they also make partial implants for filling out partial ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Person
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Many: A tracheostomy is a tube or opening from the neck into the windpipe. It is frequently performed when someone can't breath without a ventilator or whe ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Reduced symptoms: Large breasts get in the way and may cause discomfort. Lower neck, upper back, shoulder and breast pain are often significantly reduced or eliminated ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Stylman
37 years experience General Surgery
Scarring: Scarring, both on the surface skin and in the breast tissue itself, adn sometime cause difficulties. There are more often calcifications seen on subs ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Minniti
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Benefits are likely: The benefits of breast augmentation are greater self esteem, confidence, and happiness with self appearance. The drawbacks are risk of complications ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eddie Cheng
Specializes in Family Medicine
Good exercise : Waist training may help to improve your waistline appearance, acid reflux symptoms, and help to strengthen your low back, give your body better stamin ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
30 years experience General Surgery
Brest prosthesis: Assuming this is post mastectomy: a well fitted prosthesis will make your clothes fit better and the chest wall appear symmetrical to others. Ti's fo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Liu
19 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends on surgeon. : Because of the smaller incision, recovery times and postoperative pain are generally less. However, the smaller incision can sometimes a limit exposur ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the type of surgery performed. You should talk with your doctor, who should have the information necessary to give you good recommendat ... Read More

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