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Areola Reduction Questionable Results
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes ifconcern to you: These are elective procedures. These are rejuvenating procedures. They are considerate cosmetic procedures. ...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
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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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Are 4 samples using an 18 gauge core needle for 4mm breast lesion sufficient? Came back benign breast tissue with lactational change. Concordant.
Yes, if it: Was performed by a properly trained specialist. It sounds like you had one, if you had 4 samples for a 4 mm lesion. ...Read more
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 moreSee 7 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 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
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?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is breast augmentation ever covered by insurance? Are there any circumstances in which insurance would pay for breast augmentation?
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 moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Can photoacoustic breast imaging solve the conventional challenge in diagnosing breast cancer for patients with dense breast tissues?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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