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What is the recovery period after having a tissue expansion treatment done? After my mastectomy, my doctor suggested that I have a tissue expansion procedure done to help reconstruct my breasts. I have just spent a lot of time recovering from cancer, and
First : First and foremost, i wish you health, courage, and strength in your recovery from breast cancer. Tissue expansion is a very common approach to breast reconstruction after mastectomy. Very nice results can be achieved by expanding your own tissue to accommodate permanent breast implants. This approach gives you a lot of control over final size selection, and avoids the risks associated with operations that remove tissue from other parts of your body to replace breast tissue. If i understand your question correctly, you have already had a mastectomy, and are now considering having tissue expanders placed after having healed from the first operation. The operation to secondarily place the expanders involves using the same incision made for the mastectomy, creating a space under your chest muscle (pectoralis major, or "pec"), and sometimes using donor material to create a nicely shaped lower breast contour. There is some tightness and discomfort associated with placing the expanders, and i typically recommend to my patients that they take about a week off of work. Most women who work a desk job can return to their normal job functions in a week and not require narcotic pain meds during the day, but women who work more strenuous physical jobs may need to be off work or on light duty (lifting less than 15 lbs) for about 4 weeks. Depending on your plastic surgeon's preferences, you will likely begin the expansion process about 3 weeks after the surgery to have the expanders placed. This involves coming in to your plastic surgeon's office every 1-3 weeks to have the expanders filled with a moderate volume of saline each time until you reach your desired size. The expansion itself involves minimal discomfort, as a small needle is used to access and fill the expanders. You can return to work on the same day or the day following your expansions. Surgery to place your permanent implants can proceed about 8 weeks after your size goal is reached, and the permanent implants will feel softer and have a much more natural appearance than the filled expanders. All the best to you in your recovery, dr. Skourtis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is single duct l nipple clear d/c ever just hormones? Prolactin level good and breast sono of nipple clear.
Please read this: Video: if i had - unilateral nipple discharge - dr. Sarah a ... www.insidermedicine.com/archives/video_if_i_had... There is an excellent discussion of your symptom along with statistics that are much in your favor, but which nonetheless require a full work-up. Play it safe and have this evaluated fully. You will understand after your done with the article. ...Read more
You can't: Despite claims of pills "seen on tv" and in other media outlets, at the time of this writing there is not an fda approved method of increasing significant volume in a breast without a surgical procedure, (breast augmentation). http://www.jjrothmd.com/procedures/breast-augmentation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hmmm....: Well, there is no great answer for that. Your body knows how much it should grow, and it does this naturally. So, i guess the answer would be to let your breast grow on their own, and if that is not enough you could always seek breast augmentation in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are some exercises you can do to not make your breasts smaller? I've been working out and they're getting smaller :(
When 1st side EMPTY: Until you're skilled at nursing, "finish the first side first." in a letdown, the foremilk is hi in lactose, the hindmilk hi in fat. Babies need both. Many babies who feed both sides get only the foremilk on each side, ie. Twice the lactose (=gassiness) and hardly any of the fat (=starving again 10-30min later). See article @ http://www.Llli.Org/llleaderweb/lv/lvsepoct95p69a.Html ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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