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Breast Reduction Good Idea Fibromyalgia
Possibly: I have had several patients with fibromyalgia who had definite improvement in their back, neck and shoulder pain after breast reduction. Of course, most patients have this benefit after breast reduction as this is usually the point of breast reduction. If your upper back, neck and shoulders hurt because of large breasts, with or without fibromyalgia, breast reduction should help. ...Read more
Yes: It is alway ideal to perform breast reduction surgery after you are done with pregnancies. That diminishes the possiblity of re-growth of the breast and need for a second reduction. However, if you are very symptomatic, an early reduction may be worthwhile. ...Read more
May not work: Because so many people have the bright idea that they can save money by only purchasing insurance when they need it, most companies have a pre-existing clause, meaning they will only cover a problem that arises after you have insurance. Insurance is not a way to get something for nothing (or very little). You need insurance for a lot of reasons; reduction is the least of them. ...Read more
Was in a bad car accident and that had made my back and hip issues worse. I'm thinking about a breast reduction. Would that be a good idea?
Maybe.: Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more about the procedure and its potential benefits in your case. Like any procedure, breast reduction surgery is associated with potential risk/complications that should be considered along with the many benefits of the operation. Overall, breast reduction surgery performed for the right patient is highly beneficial. ...Read more
My breasts look big compared to the rest of my torso. Do you think breast reduction surgery would be a good idea?
Since my boobs look big compared to the rest of my torso. Do you think breast reduction surgery would be a good idea?
Juvenile breast hypertrophy, along with the physical and psychosocial consequences of this diagnosis, may be an appropriate reason to proceed with breast reduction surgery at a relatively young age.
In my practice, timing of breast reduction surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for best advice. Best wishes. ...Read more
Need ideas on how to tell my boss (male) I have to take leave for a breast reduction surgery. Professionally.?
Medical leave: Your boss does not need to know anything other than that you are having surgery and will have to take some time off to recover. Fortunately, it doesn't take long with this surgery. He doesn't need to know nor do you legally have to tell him anything other than you need medical leave. If he asks, tell him it's private. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Breast reduction can help to relieve the strain on the upper back, neck and shoulders by reducing the weight pulling in these areas from heavy, dense breasts. The pain from fibromyalgia may not respond entirely from this effort as the pattern of pain is often more diffuse and not always due to a defined cause. ...Read more
Medically Necessary: Women with large breasts that have pain in the neck, shoulders and/or upper back that is attributable to the size and weight of their breasts are good candidates for breast reduction surgery. ...Read more
What is the recovery time after male breast reduction? Even though I work out and am in pretty good shape, I look like I have female breasts, and it's difficult to hide. I would like to get male breast reduction but don't want anyone to know that I have h
Gyencomastia Surgery: Assuming a young man has achieved a long-term stable weight and there are no “causative agents” involved, surgery may be indicated to treat persistent gynecomastia. It is often best treated with partial excision of the prominent glandular tissue as well as liposuction surgery of the peripheral chest area. If the prominence of the chest wall is caused by adipose tissue, then liposuction surgery. ...Read more
HIV+ and in good health. Planning a breast reduction. Does anaesthesia & post op meds not mess with HIVmeds? I'm on truvada, (emtricitabine and tenofovir) prezista & retonavir...
There may be many “variables” involved. The specific surgeon's credentials/experience level (or lack thereof), the specific geographic area you are looking at, the different operations available, the location of the procedure (quality of surgery facility), type/quality of anesthesia provider, health insurance involvement… are some of the potential variables involved. Best wishes.
It depends: On the activity. My patients are walking as soon as the anesthetic wears off and generally can drive themselves to the office after a week. I advise them to avoid strenuous activity for 6 weeks following surgery as for most surgical procedures as wound strength is about 80% of its maximum by that time. ...Read more
Almost All: Breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations plastic surgeons perform. Teenagers who suffer from juvenile breast hypertrophy may be good candidates for the procedure. Otherwise, assuming overall good health, patients of all ages are potentially good candidates. ...Read more
1-2 weeks: Breast reduction is generally a very well tolerated and satisfying procedure. Mild discomfort is typical only for the first few days. Initial recovery is 1-2 weeks. Most women are able to return to sedentary work within 2 weeks. Vigorous physical activity can resume by 4 weeks. ...Read more
Not too Bad: Generally, most patients do very well after breast reduction surgery. This operation tends to be less painful than other operations such as breast augmentation or tummy tuck surgery. Most patients require pain medication for approximately one week after the procedure. Generally speaking, breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed. ...Read more
This mayo clinic article has excellent info about breast reduction surgery:
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/tests-procedures/breast-reduction-surgery/basics/definition/prc-20021706. ...Read more
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Not Necessarily.: Breast reduction surgery performed for the appropriate candidate tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed, regardless of age. In my practice, timing of breast reduction surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis. It is certainly not too early to learn as much as possible about the procedure and the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure. ...Read more
Manageable: Following any surgical procedure, there is a potential for pain. However in most instances this can be managed with perioperative medications and nerve blocks or pain pumps. Some approaches may cause more pain than other less invasive options. Experienced surgeons have usually developed techniques to minimize perioperative discomfort using a combination of muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory agent. ...Read more
It's an operation...: Most breast reductions are not done for cosmetic improvement, but rather for symptoms from the size and weight of the breasts (back and shoulder pain, rashes under the breasts.) this is a real operation with possible complications common to all operations. Discuss your specific goals with a surgeon certified by the am. Board of plastic surgery to evaluate your options. ...Read more
Ask: This needs to be discussed with your plastic surgeon. ...Read more