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Labial frenectomy surgery before or after braces?

Labial frenectomy surgery before or after braces?

During: Discuss this w qualified orthodontic specialist before having any rx accomlished. 1) braces 2) move teeth into ideal positions 3) have gum/bone reshaped 4) hold teeth until tissues heal before removing braces. ...Read more

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How long after breast augmentation surgery can someone wear a bathing suit?

2 weeks for beach: Wearing a bathing suit you can do a few days after surgery... However, if you want to go to the beach or the pool, i recommend my patients to wait approximately 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes hematoma after mastectomy with reconstruction surgery?

What causes hematoma after mastectomy with reconstruction surgery?

Blood: After mastectomy then reconstruction that gets a hematoma is caused by blood. The blood vessels supply oxygen to the breast tissue. This can occur with any surgery and will most likely resolve on its own. It may require drainage. Talk to your surgeon and they will discuss it with you. ...Read more

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Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

Surgical clip left after Diep surgery?

Surgical clip: in surgery we intentionally leave clips behind on bleeding vessels. Nothing abnormal in a clip left behind. ...Read more

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Plastic surgery celebrities before and after?

Plastic surgery celebrities before and after?

Career based on look: When your career is based significantly upon your looks in addition to your acting talent, it is no doubt that celebrities will seek any and all remedies to improve one's physical appearance. ...Read more

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When to remove sutures after abdominal surgery?

When to remove sutures after abdominal surgery?

Abdominal Sutures: After abdominal surgery, many surgeons will remove the skin sutures (or skin staples) after about 7 days. Many times, after they remove these sutures, they might place small tapes, or steri-strips, across the skin edges, to further reenforce the wound for a few more days. ...Read more

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Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

Can I fly after laparoscopic surgery?

How long ago: was your surgery? Was it yesterday or 6 weeks ago? Were there any complications? The easiest thing to do would be to call your surgeon and ask when you could fly. ...Read more

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How long after hammertoe surgery is post op appointment?

Hammer toe surgery: I see my patients in 6-9 days after surgery. If they have any concerns they come in earlier. Some doctors will see their patients at some point longer that a week. If you have concerns ask your doctor about them. ...Read more

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What are activity restrictions after ecce cataract surgery done with stitches?

What are activity restrictions after ecce cataract surgery done with stitches?

After Cataract Surg: After Small Incision Cataract Surgery, most eyeMD still recommend no bending, lifting heavy things, straining for at least 3-5 days with shield on at night time/when sleeping; no swimming with eyes open under water as well. If you had an ECCE, most extend this to 7-10days depending if there is no wound leak at the suture site. Your MD should be able to tell you when you can lift these restrictions ...Read more

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Plastic surgery celebrity before and after?

Plastic surgery celebrity before and after?

Most photos are fake: Most celebrities guard their privacy even more than their appearance, so much of what is available online is fake. Reputable plastic surgeons are bound by patient confidentiality, so this would be a major breach to "let this information out!" look at actual photos to see examples of facelift, eyelid surgery, and much too much filler and botox! ...Read more

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When to remove bandage after knee surgery?

When to remove bandage after knee surgery?

Remove bandage: a person of unknown age, gender, history of other medications asks When to remove bandage after knee surgery? ANS: As I do not have enough information to make ever a guess: for example what was the surgery I say ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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Are stitches removed after varicocele surgery?

Are stitches  removed after varicocele surgery?

Sometimes: If all the stitches are plaed under the skin they will not be removed. If they can be seen they will be removed after an appropriate period of time, usually 7 to 10 days. ...Read more

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When can i fly after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery ?

When can i fly after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery ?

Probably yes: Almost all of the gas in the abdomen disappears within 24 hours of the surgery. If your abdomen remains tight and distended (enlarged) I might wait a few days until it resumes a more normal size. A week out from surgery there will not be a problem. Only concern is that you might be flying somewhere remote where there isn't adequate medical care if a problem develops. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery period after keloid surgery removal?

How long is the recovery period after keloid surgery removal?

Keloid : Really depends on where the surgery was performed. Keloids develop on the chest and shoulders so it it not uncommon after for them to need weeks to heal properly depending and the size and depth. ...Read more

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Are the holes made for robotic surgery painful after surgery?

Minor discomfort: The benefit of any minimally invasive surgery is the small incisions necessary to gain access to the abdominal cavity. Likely the largest incision necessary for a robotic prostatectomy is the incision needed to remove the specimen, no more than an inch or two. ...Read more

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Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

Male 73 laparoscopic hernia surgery with mesh used is leg swelling common after surgery?

No, not common: You should consult with your surgeon. You might have developed deep venous thrombophlebitis. It could be a serious condition. ...Read more

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Are surgical incisions supposed to be hard after surgery?

Are surgical incisions supposed to be hard after surgery?

Scar ridge: Depending on the size and location of the incision a scar ridge forms as a normal part of the healing process. The scar can feel hard and the ridge can last up to a year. However, best to check with your surgeon, as there can be other causes/problems, like infection. ...Read more

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After bunion surger surgery and removal of cast should I limit walking?

Surgery: The right first thing to do is speak to your surgeon about that . We don't know what was done or when it was done. Your surgeon does. ...Read more

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Do you think that i could have to take my clothes off for oral surgery!?

Do you think that i could have to take my clothes off for oral surgery!?

No, but: It would be a good idea to wear loose comfortable clothing. You might be required to remove tongue or lip jewelry. I recommend that you call the surgeon's office and find out exactly how to prepare for the visit and discuss all your concerns. ...Read more

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Post liposuction severe swelling, diet i had my abs and flanks done and I am very swollen a fews days post surgery. I expected swelling but I am so much so I am worried about taking off the compression garment b/c i don't know if it will get back on. I

Post liposuction severe swelling, diet i had my abs and flanks done and I am very swollen a fews days post surgery.  I expected  swelling but I am so much so I am worried about taking off the compression garment b/c i don't know if it will get back on.  I

Use your garment: Swelling is normal. Some times is quite severe but usually resolves. You should wear your garment as much as possible for the first two weeks. If it is too uncomfortable get the next size up but remember that once your swelling goes down you might need the other one. ...Read more

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I had gynecomastia surgery 6 weeks ago and today I saw a puffy lump just behind aerola, I removed the compression garment 2 days ago.. What to do?

I had gynecomastia surgery 6 weeks ago and today I saw a puffy lump just behind aerola, I removed the compression garment 2 days ago..  What to do?

Edema: You are still at risk for acute swelling in that time frame, can be isolated to a limited area. Could also be small seroma [a fluid collection], reapply the compression garment if swelling does not resolve than could be seroma and see your surgeon. ...Read more

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Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair(on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?

Will wearing compression garments help in post hernia repair(on jan 2014), hard ball like seroma in abdomen and strengthen surgery areas?

No help now: There are some repairs in the literature that have shown a benefit in preventing seromas by using a compression garment, but once one forms, it will most likely not help make it go away faster. I less it is causing problems, such as pain, or enlarging significantly, i tell my patients to proceed about their usual activities as it should resolve within 6 months. No need for ct scans or ultrasounds. ...Read more

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When you have surgery on your hand do you have to take all your clothes off during the operation?

When you have surgery on your hand do you have to take all your clothes off during the operation?

It depends: This depends on the facility, surgeon preference, and the the type of procedure being performed. Most of the time, my patients are allowed to keep their underwear on. ...Read more

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Hi! I was just wondering if bloating so much that my clothes dont fit well a week after getting gallbladder surgery is normal? And how long??

Hi! I was just wondering if bloating so much that my clothes dont fit well a week after getting gallbladder surgery is normal? And how long??

Gallbladder Surgery: you can be bloated due to the air that is used during laparoscopic Surgery. The best person to ask about this, because they know exactly what went on in your surgery is your surgeon. ...Read more

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Had surgery at my butt due to anal fistula injury in 2008. Fully healed. Why does old scar hurt periodically? Notice it happens if scar rubs clothes

Had surgery at my butt due to anal fistula injury in 2008. Fully healed. Why does old scar hurt periodically? Notice it happens if scar rubs clothes

Normal: Scar tissue is not as elastic as normal skin and the epidermis may be thinner making it more easily irritated as you have found. Protect the scar from injury. These sensations lessen with time but it can take years and it may never be like normal skin. ...Read more

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Should intraduct papilloma s always be removed by surgery even at age 84?

Should intraduct papilloma s always be removed by surgery even at age 84?

Some are a concern: Certain ones are considered premalignant, and need to be removed to biopsy. If you are not sure, go for another opinion. ...Read more

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I had rk surgery in the 80, s and now need catarac surgery how will that go ?

I had rk surgery in the 80, s and now need catarac surgery how will that go    ?

ORA: You may want to ask your surgeon about the ora (intraoperative aberrometer) which allows for intraoperative measurements for the implant after the cataract is removed. This may help to confirm the iol power, especially beneficial in patients with previous refractive surgery. ...Read more

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My granmother had a surgery 3 weeks ago her blood examinations are HB : 7.3 gm/dL HB : 46 % P.C.V : 25% E.S.R: 110 mm/hr. Is this bad?

My granmother had a surgery 3 weeks ago her blood examinations  are  HB : 7.3 gm/dL HB :  46 %  P.C.V :  25% E.S.R: 110 mm/hr. Is this bad?

Seek attention: The ESR being high is normal after surgery to a certain degree. Your grandmother needs to see her doctor to determine if she is having effects from a low hb, what her normal is, and to evaluate to see if a transfusion is needed. If she has no other symptoms than it may be normal for her. Seek physician attention ...Read more

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How dangerous is it for someone who just had surgery within the last 24 hours to have their oxygen level staying down in the 70's and low 80's?

How dangerous is it for someone who just had surgery within the last 24 hours to have their oxygen level staying down in the 70's and low 80's?

Go to ER: It is NOT normal for anybody regardless of having surgery or not to have oxygen saturation in their blood that low .you need to go to the ER right away for proper evaluation and treatment. It could be dangerous life threatening condition so do not ignore it and GO ...Read more

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Should i get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.

Should i get surgery for tmj? The pain has gotten worse lately, but it’s still not usually too terrible. I’ve heard that sometimes surgery can cause worse problems than the tmj.

It depends: There are many factors to consider. Surgery for TMJ is extremely aggressive and invasive. I would exhaust other treatment options like an oral appliance to adjust jaw position or Botox injections to relive discomfort. Be certain you are seeing a prosthodontists and/or oral surgeon to explain your specific treatment options. ...Read more

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Am outside the u.s so if I want to have surgery wat can I do?

Am outside the u.s so if I want to have surgery wat can I do?

Consult a surgeon!: The US does not have a monopoly on surgeons. There are qualified surgeons everywhere in the world. Just as I would advise in the US, do a bit of research to try to find the best hospital in the area and a surgeon with good credentials. You may also want to get a second opinion. One thing you will find is that surgery outside the US is probably much more affordable! ...Read more

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In your 30's 40's and 50's, what are the chances of needing any kind of surgery?

Not rare: I can't give you a percentage, but if you consider all the variety of procedures possible, from oral extractions to skin lesions to orthopoedic repairs to simple hernias to the complex GI procedure to cardiothoracic procedures, there's a good chance something will be needed, and i'm not even including colonoscopy and other endoscopic procedures. Good luck. ...Read more

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How popular in the u.S. Is labiaplasty and vaginoplasty surgery ?

How popular in the u.S. Is labiaplasty and vaginoplasty surgery ?

Labiaplasty: Labiaplasty, or cosmetic gynecology, is the fastest growing segment of cosmetic surgery in the U.S. The vast majority of women presenting for consideration of labiaplasty have normal genitalia. However, most women complain of discomfort with activities such as sports, bike riding, or during intercourse. Also, many do not like the appearance in certain clothes such as swimsuits, etc. ...Read more

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Does having scoliosis surgery disqualify you for the u.S. Military?

Does having scoliosis surgery disqualify you for the u.S. Military?

See:: http://usmilitary.about.com/od/joiningthemilitary/a/spine.htm ** "Any surgical fusion of spinal vertebrae (P81.0) is disqualifying."** disqualifying ...Read more

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Hello. I was wondering if it’s okay to smoke weed after gullbladder surgery. Even if it’s been 2 months since the surgery and you’re in the recovery p?

Hello. I was wondering if it’s okay to smoke weed after gullbladder surgery. Even if it’s been 2 months since the surgery and you’re in the recovery p?

No: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more