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Skin Rash After Breast Reduction Surgery
It is possible: One of the potential risks of breast augmentation surgery is decrease or loss of nipple sensation. The published risk is about 10%. The nerve that gives the nipple sensation can be injured when the pocket that will contain the implant is created. If the nerve is injured or worse yet cut, there may be temporary or permanent loss of nipple sensation. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Hi 4 week post gynecomastia and aerola reduction surgery, over time will the nipple size reduce as it heals?
Yes: your body does not know the difference between an operation by a surgeon and trauma (I.e. Getting a cut or other wound). Like a bruise, the operated area will swell and hurt for a while. Regardless, see your surgeon. He/she can make sure that there is no hematoma/serous (a fluid collection after operation). ...Read more
Breast Scars: With every surgery there will be scars. Early on, your scars will be red, raised, and "angry". This acute phase of wound healing lasts anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months. After this acute phase has ended, your scar will enter the "mature" phase, where the red, raised scar softens and pales, becoming difficult to see. Scars are also placed in inconspicuous areas whenever possible. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Different techniques: There are many different techniques which are popularly known as the crescent, donut, lollipop and anchor in order of increasing scarring. The appearance of the scars is the result of the technique used, the surgeon's skills and the individual's response to the injury and natural healing tendencies. Each of these 3 factors can play a major role in the result and noticeability of the scars. See fig. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 disproportionately large, heavy and hanging breasts. It can be difficult to maintain fullness in the upper breast. Occasionally breast implants are indicated either at the same time or later. Restoring some of the lost volume may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After doing a skin sparing and nipple/areola sparing mastectomy, followed by chemo and radiation, can the cancer return in my nipple, areola or skin?
Rare, can happen: Unfortunately, recurrence of cancer can occur whether you have had a lumpectomy, mastectomy or nipple sparing mastectomy but only in a small number of patients. Your treating physicians will keep a close eye on you with regular checkups. As we don't know your case history details including the type of reconstruction it would be best to speak with your oncologist, breast and reconstructive surgeon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Skin prep: You just had gallbladder surgery and the skin is itching. It could be the skin prep that was used. It may have an orange hue to it. This prep kills the bacteria that is on your own skin like staph. Aureus. The itching should get better. You may also be reacting to the adhesive on the steri strips. If you have a latex allergy let your medical team know. ...Read more
What are possible complications from removing capsular contractures (hardening of breast tissue after breast augmentation)?
Usual Suspects: Bleeding, infection, recurrence of capsular contrature, thinning of the breast tissue, scar formation and breast implant malposition are among the more common problems that can occur. The upside is softer breasts and pain relief if you are experiencing soreness in the breasts currently. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I'm getting fibroadenoma removal after breast augmentation. Will the removal of a fibroadenoma affect my silicone implants?
Recovery times?: In general recovery from cosmetic abdominoplasty and breast reduction will take at least 4-6 weeks. Ask your plastic surgeon for specific advice as divarication recti repair or hernia repair may be harder to recover from for some patients. Initial or time is also a consideration if carrying out a full reduction and a full abdominoplasty as the risk of dvt/pe increases with longer procedures. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Few Weeks: The majority of swelling after breast reduction surgery dissipates within the first few weeks after the procedure is performed. However, if patients experience significant swelling, they are best off seeking follow-up with her plastic surgeon who is in the best position to determine whether the swelling is normal or a sign/symptom of complication; provide you with a diagnosis and/or reassurance. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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