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Catheter (Definition)

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


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Do I need a urinary catheter inserted for breast reduction surgery?

Do I need a urinary catheter inserted for breast reduction surgery?

Up to surgeon: The general rule is that a catheter is not necessary if the surgery is less than 3 hours. If your surgeon decides that you do not need one, s/he will have you empty your bladder before entering the operating room. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about breast reduction surgery?

Can you tell me about breast reduction surgery?

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 more

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How many men have breast reduction surgery a year?

How many men have breast reduction surgery a year?

Male breast reductio: It is not common to have male breast reduction, I have no usa statistics! ...Read more

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How old do you have to be for breast reduction surgery?

How old do you have to be for breast reduction surgery?

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 more

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What is the recovery time after a breast reduction surgery?

What is the recovery time after a breast reduction surgery?

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 more

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What to do if I have some questions about breast reduction surgery?

What to do if I have some questions about breast reduction surgery?

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 more

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Can you tell me how to tell my boyfriend I'm going to have breast reduction surgery?

Can you tell me how to tell my boyfriend I'm going to have breast reduction surgery?

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

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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? .

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? .

Medical Waste: Usually tissue removed during breast reduction surgery is evaluated by pathologists to rule out any abnormality including carcinoma. Afterwards, it is discarded as medical waste. ...Read more

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Is it possible to breast feed if I have had a breast reduction surgery?

Is it possible to breast feed if I have had 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 more

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Can I take phentermine two days after breast reduction surgery?

Can I take phentermine two days after breast reduction surgery?

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

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Why is my nipple now inverted, it wasn't that way before breast reduction surgery?

Why is my nipple now inverted, it wasn't that way before breast reduction surgery?

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

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How soon after breast reduction surgery can you begin taking phentermine on average?

How soon after breast reduction surgery can you begin taking phentermine on average?

Two to four weeks: I would recommend that you give yourself time to heal before resuming this medication. It is best to avoid mixing this with pain medication that one might be taking after surgery. ...Read more

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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? .

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? .

There: There is no routine requirement to have an HIV test prior to breast reduction surgery. However, if you feel you may be at risk- multiple sexual partners, IV drug abuse, transfusion hsitory etc., it is probably a smart and ethical choice to be tested. ...Read more

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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 more

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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..

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..

Both: It all depends on your physical exam. If you have fatty large breast and little skin excess, you may be a good candidate for liposuction alone. But if you have large glandular breasts and extra skin, some of that may need to be removed surgically. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Breast Reduction Surgery (Definition)

Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts. It tends to be one of the most patient pleasing ...Read more


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Urinary (Definition)

Any subject, be it anatomy, physiology, or object pertaining to urine. For example: urinary tract (anatomy), urinary catheter (object), urinary ...Read more