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Must I Have A Urinary Catheter Inserted For Breast Reduction Surgery
A catheter is a thin plastic tube that is inserted into the body to obtain fluids/blood or give medicine. So some catheters can be placed in the veins and medicine given directly into the body, IV fluids given or blood sampled. A catheter can be placed in the bladder ...Read more
Happy patients: Breast reduction surgery is both functional and aesthetic. Reducing the size will enable you to function better and at time eliminate shoulder pain and skin irritation in the sumammary crease. The aesthetic part involves skin tightening and elevating the nipple position. There are multiple techniqes to do it. Most importantly, consult with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Male breast reductio: It is not common to have male breast reduction, I have no usa statistics! ...Read more
Young and older...: Assuming a patient is in good health and presents with appropriate symptoms, patients of almost all ages are potentially good candidates for breast reduction surgery. Occasionally, teenagers present with disproportionately large breasts with both physical and psychosocial concerns (juvenile breast hypertrophy); these patients may do very well with breast reduction surgery, despite young age. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It is staged: Many people spend one night in the hospital after surgery. They usually feel pretty good in a couple of days. Drains if your doctor uses them come out in 5to7 days. Many people are back to work in a week or two. Full physical activity is usually in about 6 weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Seek Consultation: I would suggest that you seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you would be please with. Discuss concerns and goals and learn about the potential risks/complications associated with the procedure. Generally speaking, for the appropriate patient, it is one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tell him the truth: You have a medical condition giving you significant problems. In order to treat this condition, you need surgery to reduce the amount of breast tissue. This will not affect your ability to be intimate. He needs to understand that your health is the most important thing. If you had a hernia, you would fix it. If you had diabetes, you would use insulin. Your condition is really no different. ...Read more
What happens to the fat that is removed during a breast reduction surgery? What happens to the fat that is taken from the breast during a breast reduction surgery? .
Possibly: A recent analysis showed no difference in breastfeeding capacity after reduction mammaplasty compared to women of the north american general population during the first month postpartum. Difficulties related to breastfeeding appear to be mostly explained by psychosocial issues related to advice and coaching received by healthcare workers during breastfeeding and other personal considerations. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Ask Doctors.: Best to check with your physicians to determine whether this medication is safe to take at all. If so, your plastic surgeon will guide you as to when to resume. Best wishes. ...Read more
Most likely scarring:
Nipple inversion after breast surgery is usually due to scarring which retracts and leads to inversion. With breast reduction, this can also be caused by fat necrosis. The correction involves releasing tethering fibers or shortened ducts.
As always, I also recommend regular breast exams as inversion may also be caused by malignancy, but post-operative inversion is almost always due scarring. ...Read more
My doctor tells me that I need skin graphing on my breasts after undergoing breast reduction surgery. Is this common?
It's been a month and a half since my breast reduction surgery but one nipple is still inverted....is this a concern?
Call your surgeon: Talk to the surgeon who performed the reduction and ask. ...Read more
I had a breast reduction surgery in 2010 and now I have itching around my scars and I did a queloid scarring, is there something wrong?
Do I have to have an HIV test before a breast reduction surgery? My friend said that she needed to give blood for an HIV test before having breast reduction surgery. Is this common? .
Is it possible to achieve male breast reduction without surgery? Are there exercises or pills that work? I don't really want male breast reduction surgery, but I'm embarrassed by my male breasts..
Breast reduction: If the cause is gynecomastia, the surgical treatment usually works well, and for a long time. If the factors causing the situation, (MJ use, testosterone use, etc.) remain, a recurrence may happen. Please go see a board certified plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
How long after male breast reduction surgery can I start running again? I run marathons regularly, so I try not to take too much time off my usual running schedule. How long do I have to wait after male breast reduction surgery before I can run? .
Does male breast reduction just involve liposuction of the breasts, or is there actual breast tissue that needs to be cut out? I'm considering getting male breast reduction surgery, but I'm not sure what it involves, and I'm kind of embarrassed to ask..
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