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Areola reduction questionable results?

Areola reduction questionable results?

Talk w/plastic surg: Areolar reduction is a cosmetic procedure. If you're unhappy with the outcome/result, talk w/ your plastic surgeon or seek a second plastic surgery opinion. ...Read more

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Areola Reduction (Definition)

This would be a cosmetic surgery to reduce the size of the brown skin area ...Read more


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Are women happy with results of reduction mammaplasty?

Are women happy with results of reduction mammaplasty?

Almost always...: These are among the happiest patients a plastic surgeon will have. Breast reduction is usually done for problems such as neck and back pain, shoulder grooving, and rashes under the breasts. These patients are generally so happy to have the weight removed that they do not mind the scars that result from these operations. ...Read more

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Areola reduction without surgery?

No: The only way to reduce the size of an areola is with surgery. ...Read more

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Reliability of breast biopsy result?

Reliability of breast biopsy result?

Highly reliable: This is the most accurate test that is diagnostic for breast cancer. Mammograms, ultrasounds, and mris of the breast may be highly suggestive of a malignancy, but they are not diagnostic. ...Read more

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Are there obvious scars after a breast reduction?

Are there obvious scars after a breast reduction?

Yes: Breast reduction scars always encircle the areola. There is usually a vertical scar extending from the areola down to the breast fold. There may also be a horizontal scar in the fold that is usually hidden under the breast. ...Read more

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Are breast lifts and areola reductions actually worth it?

Are breast lifts and areola reductions actually worth it?

Yes ifconcern to you: These are elective procedures. These are rejuvenating procedures. They are considerate cosmetic procedures. ...Read more

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Is there an obvious scar after breast or areolar reduction surgery?

Is there an obvious scar after breast or areolar reduction surgery?

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 more

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Do breast implants affect mammogram results?

Do breast implants affect mammogram results?

Yes: While there are special techniques to try and visualize as much of the breast tissue as possible, implants do partially obstruct full evaluation of the breast. This is particularly true when the implants are placed above the pectoralis muscle; it is always best to place these behind the muscle. ...Read more

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Is breast reduction surgery safer than breast augmentation?

Is breast reduction surgery safer than breast augmentation?

Both are safe: Both operations are extremely safe, but breast reduction takes longer in the operating room and involves more incisions and scars. Augmentation involves use of implants, which are also safe but have their own particular issues. Obviously, one woman cannot need both operations, so individual medical details are much more relevant, and both operations (in different patients) are quite low-risk! ...Read more

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Are there scars left post breast augmentation procedures?

Yes: There is always going to be a scar after a surgical procedure. How a scar heals and fades is unique to each person, and can take up to a year. Scars for a breast augmentation can be hidden in the breast fold (underneath the breast), around the areola (dark skin around the nipple), or in the armpit. ...Read more

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Can a women have a breast reduction procedure and body liposuction done together?

Can a women have a breast reduction procedure and  body liposuction done together?

Yes: The two procedures can be performed at the same operation, however, this will increase anesthesia time and will increase overall discomfort after surgery. You will want to discuss with your surgeon if she or he feels it may be safest to stay overnight in the hospital following the procedure. ...Read more

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How noticeable are scars after a breast reduction?

How noticeable are scars after  a breast reduction?

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 more

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What is the liposuction role breast reduction?

What is the liposuction role breast reduction?

Minimal: Liposuction is commonly used in addition to tissue excision to improve contour and shape of the reduced breast. Liposuction alone for breast reduction however, does not address the excess breast skin and leaves the breast looking deflated. ...Read more

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Are there any minimally invasive ways to perform a breast reduction? Are there any methods that could achieve the same results as a breast reduction surgery that are minimally invasive or non-invasive? .

Are there any minimally invasive ways to perform a breast reduction? Are there any methods that could achieve the same results as a breast reduction surgery that are minimally invasive or non-invasive?

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Liposuction: Many patients fear having scars from breast reduction surgery. Some seek alternatives for traditional breast reduction methods. Liposuction has been successfully used in patients with good breast skin and minimal ptosis or drooping. However for patients with drooping this method may exacerbate the problem. Liposuction is performed through sub centimeter incisions and leaves little scar. ...Read more

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Is breast augmentation ever covered by insurance? Are there any circumstances in which insurance would pay for breast augmentation? .

Is breast augmentation ever covered by insurance? Are there any circumstances in which insurance would pay for breast augmentation?

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Sometimes.: Breast augmentation can be covered in some situations where there is significant asymmetry in breast volume or shape due to breast underdevelopment unilaterally, some syndromes with underdeveloped chest muscle and breast etc....Obviously they are covered in women following breast cancer. ...Read more

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Mri guided vacum assisted biopsy of6cm non mass in right breast. Benign results but follow up in 6 mth concerned about false negative and accuracy ?

Mri guided vacum assisted biopsy of6cm non mass in right breast. Benign results but follow up in 6 mth concerned about false negative and accuracy   ?

Mass in breast: While biopsy results are not always 100% (there can be sampling issues), if your radiologist or surgeon feels that they were sampling the right area, and did a good job of sampling, there should be little concern of a false negative result. Most pathology groups section the sample pretty well and look carefully at all the cores obtained from the biopsy procedure. Accuracy is pretty high as well. ...Read more

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Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more