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A 33-year-old member asked:

does breast reduction leave awful lasting scars?

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Dr. Tom Pousti
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Permanent but…: Breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. These operations are associated with scarring that is permanent; however, the scars are rarely “awful”. However, patients undergoing this operation should be aware that poor scarring may result and additional therapy and/or surgery may be necessary to improve the appearance of these scars. Best wishes.
Dr. Pankaj Tiwari
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
It leave scars.: Breast reduction does leave scars, but these scars really are well tolerated by patients. We are trading scars for a better, more youthful breast shape. The scars are around the areola, down to the inframammary fold and oftentimes along the inframammary fold. Don’t be scared! Breast reduction patients are some of the happiest patients in the field of plastic surgery.

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What causes chest pain when taking deep breaths and when swallowing food?

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Several: You should not have chest pain when taking a deep breath or on swallowing. You better get checked.
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Is it normal to have chest pain after running?

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Not normal: Unusual to have CP after running, you may be short of breath. If you have this consistently you better get checked.
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Is it possible to get rid of scar? I have bad scar after stitches on my foot. It looks awful. Please help me.

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You can: Try conservative treatment consisting of silicone sheeting, topical Mederma application, injections m or consider scar revision...
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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can multiple lipomas be treated safely w/ steroid injection. I have 50+ & don't want scars. I can live with most but many are large & uncomfortable.?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Not really: Steroid injections will not dissolve lipomas. If you have 50+ they may not be lipomas, some times subcutaneous neurofibromas look like lipomas, you should have biopsy of one lesion to establish diagnosis, these lesions run in families other alternative see a cosmatic surgeon, for possible removal like liposuction.
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Liposuction can be used to address lipomas, but there is a much higher risk of recurrence than with a surgically removed lipoma.
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A 52-year-old female asked:

Having pains to my ribs right side and sorness to touch?

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Many things: Trauma is usually obvious, fracturing the ribs or bruising the soft tissue in the area. Inflammation can occur without trauma. If there is a rash and you had chicken pox in the past, it could be shingles (herpes zoster). Sometimes tumors will involve the ribs and lead to fracture and pain. If pain does not improve with over the counter medication and time or is severe, see your primary doctor.

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