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Advantages Of Breast Self Examontion
See below: There is a tendency after healing from a major surgery to have a hard time motivating for further surgery and this may cause you to avoid or delay the reconstruction or extend your time recovering. While mastectomy is difficult no matter what, it is a signficant psychological benefit to recover from surgery with the first step of reconstruction already underway. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Flap or implant: Basically - you can use your own tissue or reconstruct with a breast implant. There are several options when your own tissue is used including tram (uses the rectus muscle in the abdomen with attached skin and fat), latissimus (the muscle going from shoulder to back - usually for relatively small defects), diep (uses skin and fat on abdomen, but preserves the muscle). ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Can photoacoustic breast imaging solve the conventional challenge in diagnosing breast cancer for patients with dense breast tissues?
What are chances or precedents of insurance company paying for breast reduction when breast size causes health issues?
Augmentation pros: Breast augmentation with implants can help you enlarge your breasts and improve their shape. Candidates are those with minimal breasts, those who have lost volume from pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging, and those who have asymmetric breasts. Risks include bleeding, infection, wound separation, scar, fluid collections, rupture, capsular contracture, and malposition. ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
FDA POSITION: This is a long and detailed discussion. While these implants are relatively safe, all surgery carries risksyou may also want to review the fda position statement on this subject: http://www.Fda.Gov/medicaldevices/productsandmedicalprocedures/implantsandprosthetics/breastimplants/default.Htm the benefits are the improvement in self-esteem and self-confidence that you will feel with your new figure. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Trust your instincts: First, check out the doctor's credentials. Make sure you find a plastic surgeon who is certified by the american board of plastic surgery. Second, meet with the plastic surgeon and tell them honestly what your goals are. Lastly, after meeting with them, make sure you trust what they are telling you and that you believe they can give you the results you are looking for. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Risks and rewards:
The most obvious changes from this surgical procedure are of course physical:
• Smaller, lighter, and firmer breasts
• Reduced neck and back pain
• Less saggy breasts
• More symmetrical breasts
• A better breast-to-body proportion
• Able to better participate in sports and other physical activities ...Read more
Breast feeding perks: For baby: improved immunity, superior brain & eye development, fewer allergies & GI problems, enhanced cognitive functioning, reduced risk of obesity/all obesity related diseases, etc. etc. etc. etc. Mother loses weight faster, saves time, money and environmental resources, bonds more readily, reduces risk of breast & ovarian cancer, reduces risk of multiple systemic disease. Risks are minor ...Read more
What are the benefits of a clinical trial for breast cancer? Are clinical trials for breast cancer drugs a viable way to seek treatment?
May help: Enertering into a clinical trial you may be able to use a newer treatment, you will receive regular testing & evaluation as directed by the research protocol, and you can help further research and possibly help others in the future. See this susan g komen site: http://ww5.Komen.Org/breastcancer/clinicaltrials.Html. ...Read more
Many: Breast reduction is one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. Pros include improvement of neck/back/shoulder discomfort, improvement of bra strap grooving/posture and/or improvements with skin breakdown/rashes/infections. Downside include scarring, potential for loss of nipple/areola sensation or ability to breast-feed, and other “standard” risks associated with surgery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Infection/bleeding: Although infection and bleeding are the most common risks of a core needle biopsy or fine needle aspiration, larger breast biopsies can be associated with seroma formation (large pockets of fluid that do not resolve). Other risks are less common. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What side effects can I expect from breast implants? What are some of the most common side effects involved with breast implants? Is there any correlation between breast cancer and implants?
Annual exams: Annual gynecological check-ups include a breast exam to feel for lumps as a breast cancer screen. The pelvic exam screens for stds, infections, vaginal lesions, and cervical cancer. It also tries to make sure the uterus and ovaries feel normal in size. It can be a time to make sure your periods are normal and to discuss fertility concerns, period problems, and symptoms of menopause. ...Read more
Many.: Breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform. Benefits include potential reduction of neck, back, shoulder discomfort, improvement in posture, reducing bra strap grooving, improving rashes/skin breakdown, improvement in the ability to exercise and performance of activities of daily living. Of course, potential risk/complications should also be considered. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A mammogram is: a low dose xray of the breast. Breast Ultrasound uses sound waves to generate an image, and MRI uses magnetic fields. Try this link for more info: http://www.cancer.org/healthy/findcancerearly/examandtestdescriptions/mammogramsandotherbreastimagingprocedures/mammograms-and-other-breast-imaging-procedures-toc ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 large breasts. It is a very satifying procedure for most patients. The cons are as follows: you could lose some sensation in your nipple/areolar complex, there are scars involved, there is always a possibility of scars or infection. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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